Released: Apr 2012
Label: Nuclear Blast
Even with balls-to-the-wall Udo long gone, when metal's most homoerotic band open with "Hung, Drawn and Quartered," mentally inserting "like a horse" is a given -- especially since such an animal presumably assists the "crowd-pleasing dissection" for "sins of the flesh." That one and the subsequent Luftwaffe-soaring Eastern Front-battle title cut have rousing power melodies, too. Also wunderbar: "Revolution," a rant against the rich getting richer, rhymed fast as a shark; and "The Galley," where rugged thugs paddle a big boat, shout "row!" together, get chained up, and encounter mermaids.
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