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Review: Blackseed Boys - Pandamonium (The Principle Of Evil Made Cash)
Blackseed Boys
Pandamonium (The Principle Of Evil Made Cash)

Label: Independent
Year released: 2003
Duration: 51:19
Tracks: 14
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: May 23, 2004
Reviewed by: 4th Horseman
Readers Rating
Pandamonium (The Principle Of Evil Made Cash)

Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (5 Votes)

Black metal is a pretty limited genre. That is part of the reason why I do not enjoy much of black metal. However, there will always be bands like Blackseed Boys who will come out of the abyss and deliver something totally out of the box. But then again, there will always be other people who would tell me that this is not black metal and hence proving my above stated point about the genre's limitations.

In any case, this is not my critique of black metal (I guess I just don't get, that's why I don't like it); this is my praise for this ingenious and hilarious album from these Germans. If you ever want to literally laugh out loud listening to metal, then this is the album for you! The entire thing pretty much consists of covers or parodies. Now try to imagine this…you know those pop songs from girl or boy bands on the radio all the time. Now imagine black metal versions of them! Some examples… There is a cover for the Backstreet Boys song "Quit Playing Games With My Heart"; you don't know how silly (and gay if you please) that song is until you have heard this version. If you've heard the original before, try to imagine the same song with similar music and the exact same lyrics sung in a black metal style. There is also an extreme, harsh, evil and grindy version of the joyful Christmas carol "Jingle Bells"! Absolutely hilarious. I'd like to see someone play this on Christmas Eve. The Britney Spears cover would have to take the gold on this one however. Not only is the track hilarious, but it is musically quite enjoyable as the shrieking is done very well on this track as well as the guitar work.

This is clearly a joke band. But they take this joke very seriously and have pulled off a very good release. Definitely check it out. The band has been generous enough to post the entire album on their website for download. (Look under "Mortuary").


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