Lawnmower Deth
Ooh Crikey It's... Lawnmower Deth


4.5
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Review

by BlackLlama USER (37 Reviews)
August 10th, 2013 | 13 replies | 666 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: What’s better than winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics? Not being a fucking retard! Oh that and Lawnmower Deth.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

The best grind/thrash/punk/crust/humor album that you have never been privy to, Ooh Crikey It’s… Lawnmower Death is the most eclectic collection of early 90s metal that has ever graced any type of recoded media. While the band may be best known for their cover of ‘Kids in America’ their debut offering is an obscure gem of un-pretentious thrash glory. Imagine if you will the cast of Monty Python’s started a metal band, which is Lawnmower Deth in a nutshell. Tracks can range anywhere from seven seconds to a full four minutes. Buried beneath all of the shenanigans and good times lurks one hell of an album.

Mightymow Destructimow, Mr Flymo, Concorde Face Ripper, Qualcast Mutilator and Schizo Rotary Sprintmaster. No, those aren't song titles; that is the band line up. Though their later guitarist known as the illustrious Baron Kev Von Thresh Meiter Silo Stench Chisel Marbels KP may have the best stage name in the entire history of music. These lovely gentleman will intone you with all of the thrash and punk goodness that any fan of the genre could ever ask for. While their music is presented in a whimsical manner, it does not take away from the fact that they were seriously skilled musicians. Comedy, without genius or skill behind it can turn boring rather quickly. Between the varied styles of parody and humor present here, the listener is never given the chance to succumb to boredom. Twenty plus tracks spanning under 45 minutes leave basically no stone unturned. Though a primer in basic British slang and humor from the late 80s and early 90s may be in order.

This really is one of those albums that one must experience to appreciate. It would seemingly take longer to read about it than just simply checking out the release itself. The tastes changes from each song like the bins in a candy store. [i]Sheep Dip[/] is a 3 minute ode to.. well whatever the *** sheep dip is, opens with a melodic guitar passage and slowly degenerates into a thrash orgy of pornographic proportions. Then you have something like Icky Ficky which places a minute of verbal nonsense, cowbell and minor chords into a blender and spits out the results. Follow that up with Weebles Wobble But They Don’t Fall Down which is grind core mixed with the Chipmunks.

In the immortal words of Lawnmower Deth, if you’ve got no legs, don’t come crawling to me. Check this out. NOW!



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KILL
August 9th 2013



67082 Comments


haha great album

BlackLlama
August 9th 2013



1361 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Been jamming early 90s thrash all day. This was the closer.

Digging: Morgana Lefay - Maleficium

sonictheplumber
August 10th 2013



3884 Comments


godda hear this

CK
August 10th 2013



4532 Comments


I need to play this now. Like, it can't wait until morning

Permabanned
August 10th 2013



1181 Comments


fuck yeah dude lawnmower deth rule check out the split with metal duck if you havent

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
August 10th 2013



1341 Comments


Im suprised that fucking was not censored at the top, but I haven't listened to this in agesssss.

TrueBlood
August 10th 2013



1388 Comments


faith

psyclonus
August 10th 2013



94 Comments


haven't heard this for years! was a classic at the time, will have to check it out again. pos'd

Ovrot
August 10th 2013



10253 Comments


sweet album
finally a review

Permabanned
August 10th 2013



1181 Comments


ooh crikey its... ovrot!

TrueBlood
August 10th 2013



1388 Comments


Pos'd


linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
August 10th 2013



1777 Comments


Knowing that I was born in the same town as when this band formed makes me feel a bit gleeful. Nonetheless, I saw them in Hammerfest back in 2011 and they ruled. It was about 3AM in the morning, everyong present was pretty much out of their minds from drinking too much alcohol/smoking too weed/getting laid,etc. but everyone seemed to be enjoying it quite a lot. The frontman's British humour kept the show to an all-time high, and we were even treated to a game of volleyball when three massive balls were chucked out into the crowd. So, I guess you could say it was fun.

Nice review of the album by the way. I've not got this album and haven't listened to the album in its entirety but have heard a multitude of songs which I enjoyed, if only the for how hilarious and enjoyable they turned out to be.

BlackLlama
August 10th 2013



1361 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

fuck yeah dude lawnmower deth rule check out the split with metal duck if you havent

Was actually going to do a write up for that one, but figured that this album would be a better jumping in for newer fans. Metal Duck is also not a band to be reckoned with :D



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