Carnival of Chaos [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Chock-full of random derision, expansive snarkiness, and low-down garage sensibilities, Carnival of Chaos is Gwar at its best. The snapshots of a cartoon apocalypse and over-the-top deviance of this 1997 Metal Blade release are in strict keeping with the group's foul vision. The punk-inflected chugging and whining guitar lines make this one of Gwar's most sylized and, well, listenable releases to date. But the bizarre and frequently self-effacing lyrics are what make Carnival of Chaos one of Gwar's best offerings. "Penguin Attack" is an absolute hoot, with some of metal's all-time funniest lyrics: "They are on a rampage/They were first to fight/They would write a new ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
Chock-full of random derision, expansive snarkiness, and low-down garage sensibilities, Carnival of Chaos is Gwar at its best. The snapshots of a cartoon apocalypse and over-the-top deviance of this 1997 Metal Blade release are in strict keeping with the group's foul vision. The punk-inflected chugging and whining guitar lines make this one of Gwar's most sylized and, well, listenable releases to date. But the bizarre and frequently self-effacing lyrics are what make Carnival of Chaos one of Gwar's best offerings. "Penguin Attack" is an absolute hoot, with some of metal's all-time funniest lyrics: "They are on a rampage/They were first to fight/They would write a new page/If they could only write." Other choice cuts include the hardcore-esque "If I Could Be That" and the '80s pop of "I Suck on My Thumb." Stripped down and full of goofy but vibrant anxiety, Carnival of Chaos is a must for the thinking Gwar fan (if such a creature exists).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841412529
  • Catalog Number: 14125
  • Sales rank: 41,173

Album Credits

Performance Credits
GWAR Primary Artist
Balsac the Jaws of Death Guitar
Flattus Maximus Guitar
Oderus Urungus Vocals
Slymenstra Hymen Vocals
Beefcake the Mighty Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ron Goudie Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Mark Miley Drum Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty funny!

    This band is the weirdest and funniest I've heard yet! I like the Penguin Attack song best, but the other songs are a laugh as well. It's not GWAR's best, but it's pretty good. :-)

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