Akerstache
Heritage (Of Love)


5.0
classic

Review

by Michael Snoxall USER (47 Reviews)
April 15th, 2012 | 81 replies


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Just when you thought that Cock Rock pioneer Mikael Akerstache couldn't get any more mayunly...

Here we have it, the brilliant debut from Cock Rock titan Akerstache has been thrown to the public! After hearing the brilliant single 'The Devil's Orchard (God is Dead, Baybuh)', I think it's safe to assume we all knew we were in for something special. That haunting acoustic intro followed by the soft rising distortion before came that almost godlike guitar picking and wham! The song just threw you straight into the mayhem as Akerstache himself sung, 'YEEEEEEAAAAHHHHEEEYYEEAAAAHHH, BAYBUHH!!!'
From then on, my jaw lay dropped to the floor in awe. His deep, mayunly lows to his high pitched wails that could even be described as akin to Jeff Buckley's voice. The full, rockin' drums just kept you tapping along as the guitars roared and just gave the song a huge vibe that just screamed 'EPIC!'
You can tell he spent years crafting the perfect album. And boy, the rest of the album doesn't fail to give us the same rush as the single.

The album rips straight off with a killer riff straight from the 'Stache. Quickly followed by incredibly technical and memorable melodies on the guitar. The 'Stache's vocals are as good as they get on this title track, but yet it's just a small taste of what's to come. Aggressive drums, beautiful guitar solos and melodies and Akerstache's sweet, mayuhnly vocals just throw you into an array of love, kittens (soft and furry, of course) and kroegressive erections. Twoards the end the 'Stache shows you he's more than a one trick pony and offers up an incredible lightning fast solo that would melt all the cheese. The quickly rising distortion and flat out crazy guitar work almost makes your heart dive out your chest before the song ends. What is this amazing feeling and why haven't I felt it before? Its clear that Akerstache may have created what no artist though possible. He created love.

The brilliant slow rock ballad 'I Feel the Dark (In the City)' is the most tender song to have ever graced my ears. Akerstache's lonely voice that still haunts my mind as I sleep at night. Aye, it's safe to say this brought a tear to my eye. The guitar picking solo, the mellow drumming and the acoustics guitars sounding off in the background. This music is so well layered and aesthetically pleasing that it is worthy of all the praise it gets. But don't fret yet, the album is not all sappy slow ballads, Akerstache is yet to show you how he slithers. His snake all over your body, that is. This song is the definition of trve Cock Rock. And it has plenty of cowbell.
The album quickly falls back into a beautiful ballad of woe with the enchanting 'Nepenth (Was Her Name)'. A shocking tale of love and loss. It's safe to say this song is my favourite of the album. Well, that's if you can choose favourites. This is quickly shaping up to be my favourite album of all time.

The album falls back into truly stunning rock feats until it hits 'Folklore (Interlude in Em composed for the Keytar)'. This song. My God. Just when I thought the album couldn't get any more diverse or special. This is how the Keytar should be used. The ethereal synths and solos are mindblowingly good. This song made me feel comfortably numb. Then it all fades out with the wind before winding into the Keytar opened '(My Love For You Is Deeper Than The) Marrow of the Earth'. I mean, wow. That's all I can say. My breath is gone.

It's fairly safe to say that his cover of 'Now You're a Man' has brought every man and woman around the world to tears.
Every time he shouts 'NOW YOU'RE A MAWYUN!!!' just gets me. I can't help it.
Unfortunately enough, every good thing must come to an end. The album closes with no doubt the greatest song ever written (remember how I said Nepenthe was my favourite? I lied.). This song is, of course, the spine-tingling 'Ode to Chad'. This song is a dedication to the Chad Kroegster® himself. With the (undisputed) best lyrics of all time, this song is a dedication to all that is great and good; Nickelback, soft, furry kittens, hot, melted cheese, Honey Badgers and America. All after a wicked guitar solo (of love) and one final rendition of that ever-sweet chorus, Akerstache makes a shout out to all of his bros, of which I am extremely proud to say I am one of.

I am the TTMichael18, and I don't ask you to buy this, nay, I demand you buy this album. Buy it forty-three times. And then frot wildly in all the love (of love) in the city (of love (in the city)).



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Comments:Add a Comment 
MeatSalad
April 15th 2012


14900 Comments


My shit sometimes makes my ass bleed from the sheer amount of shit I excrete.

Digging: The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site

MichaelSnoxall
April 15th 2012


12163 Comments


Akerstache doesn't have that problem.

MichaelSnoxall
April 15th 2012


12163 Comments


Album is up for download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?7abbw8jtmmy4vva
Even though I told you bastards to buy it.

IMZA1793
April 15th 2012


843 Comments


Holy fuck. This made my day.

IMZA1793
April 15th 2012


843 Comments


"2. The Devil's Orchard (God is Dead, Baybuh)"

LOL

MichaelSnoxall
April 15th 2012


12163 Comments


Spread the Akerstache word, IMZA. Don't forget to listen and rate the album.

mrbean667
April 15th 2012


11 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Just incredible. I cannot listen to this enough. Best album of the '80s.

Wreath
April 15th 2012


85 Comments


Oh god, it's on Sputnik.

Paracletus96
April 15th 2012


306 Comments


Oh god, best album ever made [fix'd]

AsoTamaki
April 15th 2012


2525 Comments


What?! I heard the single on Youtube last year and never knew there was a full length album. Will definitely have to acquire this. Rock on.

MeatSalad
April 15th 2012


14900 Comments


Baybuhhhh give it to me

Ire
April 15th 2012


41821 Comments


inclusion of (of love) reference + lack of kb humor + not funny = i hate you go die

Wolfhorde
April 15th 2012


13687 Comments


So.. this is becoming a thing, huh?

MichaelSnoxall
April 15th 2012


12163 Comments


It's been a thing for a while. One of the Akerstache Bros met Akerfeldt before a concert a week back and gave him a copy of the album. Then they featured a couple of videos on the Roadrunner website. Good times.

Funeralopolis
April 15th 2012


11768 Comments


holy shit this is a real album? I thought this was just a troll made up album.

Digging: Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

MichaelSnoxall
April 15th 2012


12163 Comments


It's a full, complete and totally legitimate album.

SaneTBP
April 15th 2012


1785 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDdoYJiH58o

Will be at least the best album ever

Digging: Olivier Messiaen - Quatuor pour la fin du temps, I/22

MichaelSnoxall
April 15th 2012


12163 Comments


Storm Corrosion (Of Love and Emotion) will definitely blow this album out of the water. I never thought it was possible until I heard Drag Ropes (Chaining My Heart) today.

Hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR2rLhgd_mk&feature=youtu.be

Wolfhorde
April 15th 2012


13687 Comments


Sounds like the 80s, reminds me of Karate Kid.

Wolfhorde
April 15th 2012


13687 Comments


Just how dumb are you, Basestupidity?



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