Dethklok
Dethalbum III


3.0
good

Review

by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR (88 Reviews)
October 17th, 2012 | 73 replies | 6,574 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: So what do you get when a comedy metal band makes an album that isn't funny? A boring and generic melodic death metal album, that's what.

Three years and two seasons of Metalocalypse have passed since the release of Dethalbum II and expectations could not have been higher. When The Dethalbum came out in 2006 fans were jumping for joy that they could now laugh along to their favorite show in audio form, and in 2009 fans were pleasantly surprised to find that Dethalbum II greatly expanded on the band's sound musically and sounded like a real album. Here we are in 2012 and the third Dethalbum is finally here and it is major disappointment.

Remember when you could tell what episode a Dethklok song came from by listening to it, or even just from the song title? That was pretty cool, I remember tracks like "Birthday Dethday" which brought up images from the Murderface birthday episode, and "The Gears" which was about the episode where they brought in new workers. I certainly don't remember an episode where God was impeached or someone ejaculated fire from seasons three and four, and that's the real problem with this record, the songs have no identity and tie in little with the show which inevitable just makes the album a pretty good melodic death metal release and nothing more.

When I first started this record I was initially fooled. "I Ejaculate Fire" mistakes the listener into thinking this is going to be an interesting album, as it's the opener and one of the only really interesting songs. From the Egyptian sounding intro to the fantastic guitar effect on the solos, "I Ejaculate Fire" is an incredible tune that sets the pace for the rest of the album which is quickly squandered. It goes into "Crush The Industry," the only other fantastic song on the album, which has crushing trems and an impressive instrumental intro with no vocals coming in until around 1:30. After "Crush The Industry" it's all down hill starting with "Andromeda" and "The Galaxy," two songs that are about the same thing (Andromeda is a galaxy duh) and then eight more tracks of varying quality ranging from good to pretty good I guess. Most of the rest of the tracks excluding "Impeach God" and "Biological Warfare" are completely forgettable and just run of the mill melodic death metal tunes. The guitar work is more sophisticated than the first album sure, but that doesn't make them nearly as interesting as the three note track "Awakened" from the first album, or any other of the less musically complicated tracks the band is known for.

It basically comes down to the fact that the tracks lack charisma and identity. I even had to look up which episode most of these songs came from because I couldn't tell just from listening to them, and I'm a big fan of the show. With only a couple stand out tracks, Dethalbum III treads water and doesn't compare at all to the character or humor the first two albums had.



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



49971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It had to be done, I'm so sorry

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

You are wrong AS ALWAYS

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



7983 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Still posd though

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



19623 Comments


Damn thought u loved this album

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Ire
October 17th 2012



41753 Comments


wat happened thought u said this was the best dm ever made

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



19623 Comments


First paragraph,

U mean majorly disappointing? Or it was a major disappointment.

YankeeDudel
October 17th 2012



9311 Comments


what ire said

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



19623 Comments


Also last paragraph i think u meant record not recorded

TheNotrap
October 17th 2012



8029 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Jammed once...kinda 3/5 (first impression). Will give it another spin though.
Have a pos.


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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



49971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks Atari

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



19623 Comments


No prob, pos'd I still gotta check out the show!

NeoSpaz
October 17th 2012



4518 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not that I agree, but you good review

KILL
October 17th 2012



71167 Comments


dude trebor sweet but yea you were like BEST ALBUM EVER a few days ago

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



49971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I was fooled dude, I really wanted to like this
The first two tracks are amazing
But I like the album less every time I listen
It really is just a mediocre version of Dethalbum II
And it's not even funny!

YoYoMancuso
October 17th 2012



10999 Comments


nice review treb, is hoglan still ridiculously good on this? that alone might make me check it out

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



49971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hoglan is Hoglan yeah
Damn I forgot to mention that Rejoin is just Murmaider sped up

KILL
October 17th 2012



71167 Comments


sweet dude jam some suffocation instead agreed

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



15888 Comments


Just a small thing I noticed
only really interesting song. From the egyptian
only really interesting songs. From the Egyptian

nice read tho, pos'd

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2012



49971 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks dude

Skyhunter
October 17th 2012



48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I think the problem with this album is that it tried to be the best of the previous two.
Musically I mean.
The humor kinda died on the last album. The only funny track on there was Dethsupport. D2 still tore
shit up though.

Also I pos'd



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