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America Must Be Destroyed

September 2, 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: September 2, 2008
  • Label: Metal Blade Records
  • Copyright: (c) 1992 Metal Blade Records, Inc.
  • Total Length: 47:39
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  • ASIN: B004YMRT04
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,717 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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It definitely makes actually purchasing the album worthwhile.
Big J Moreno
"Crack in the Egg" is another hard hitter that, though excellent, mostly sets the stage for the next track- "Gor-Gor".
Michigoon
This is their second heaviest album and in my opinion their second best.
Lisa M. Prue

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Lee on May 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Not only GWAR's best but in my opinion one of the best Heavy Metal records ever. From the opening track "Ham on the bone" to the Genius complexity of the title track, every song on this record is great. Don't be swayed by people who say GWAR is just a joke. I like all of GWAR's albums but this one most certainly proves they can contend with any band out there musicaly.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michigoon VINE VOICE on August 26, 2008
Format: Audio CD
A lot of people rate this as one of GWAR's heaviest albums, and that's just as unfair as the critics who try to lump them in with Thrash Metal. While "America Must Be Destroyed" does indeed have some incredibly heavy songs, it also has some incredibly well-played lighter pieces including a classic rock ballad (or a parody of one) and a jazzy bluesy piece (mostly).

The album opens up with "Ham on the Bone", a rocking and fast bit of metal that does a great job setting the stage for the rest of the album. "Crack in the Egg" is another hard hitter that, though excellent, mostly sets the stage for the next track- "Gor-Gor". If the beginning of the album was Thrash Metal, this can only be Extreme Metal since that's the even harder genre I can think of at the moment. If you're not head-banging when this tune kicks in, turn in your T-shirt at the door, you're not a metal fan.

This is where the album changes gears completely. Mostly. "Have You Seen Me?" combines lyrics about abducting children- the title is a reference to the pictures on milk cartons from ages past- with some light and summery instrumentals complete with a ukulele, right before breaking into what might be some of the hardest metal on the album. You can really hear Beefcake (the bassist) tearing it up toward the end. This isn't just a mixture of styles, it's a fusion of two impossibly distant genres that devolves into absolute chaos at the end. And it's brilliant.

The rest of the album is a bit hit or miss, which isn't a problem since the first few singles are worth the purchase price.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Big J Moreno on October 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Seriously, us Gwar fans have to get off our lazy rears and start reviewing these albums! (This one in particular being their heaviest and coolest) I finally just stopped being lazy and signed up on Amazon and now I'm writing reviews. Why is this Gwar's best? 3 Reasons people:
1- It's basically the heaviest, in-your-face album of theirs next to Vha (which I haven't heard)
2- It's arguably their funniest album as well as being the most intelligent (examples Have you Seen Me? and the nicely crafted title track instrumental)
3- Gwar really shows their potential as excellent musicians. Balsac shreds on the axe, Beefcake tears up the bass, Oderus has killer vocals on here (and a variety of them too), and Jizmak brings serious drums.

Oh wait I just thought of another reason, the album art!!!! You just have to see some of the drawings inside the insert, especially for Rock and Roll Never felt So Good (yeah as other reviewers have said, it's indeed sick). It definitely makes actually purchasing the album worthwhile.

Now I'll try a feeble attempt at rating my favorite songs:

Ham on the Bone 10/10 An INTENSE, short but sweet opening track. (...) The song is kind of grindcore-esque.

Crack in the Egg 9/10 A nice track telling how Oderus and the gang artificially enhance the egg of a Godzilla-type lizard with injected crack and such.

Gor-gor 9/10 Of course the next track tells of the havoc and mayhem that the newly conceived tyrant lizard creates. With Oderus yelling out 'GOR-GOR!!!' this is the epitome of a solid Gwar anthem.

Have you seen me? 9/10 John Walsh, creator of America's Most Wanted would certainly NOT find this song funny. Well that's Gwar for y'all, vile, unscrupulous, un-PC.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Prue on December 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
America Must Be Destroyed is a very underrated metal classic along with many other GWAR albums but this album every metalhead should give a listen to. Every song on this album is good but stand out tracks include "Ham on the Bone", "Crack in the Egg", "Gor-Gor", "Have you Seen Me", "Blimey", "Gilded Lily", "Rock N' Roll Never Felt so Good" and the less heavy but amazing "Road Behind". This is their second heaviest album and in my opinion their second best. If you're into metal I recommend picking this album up. You won't be dissapointed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Jones on March 30, 2014
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So, I grew up on GWAR basically since I was a young age. Needless to say, I remembered some of the songs off this album, & "Scumdogs of the Universe" the most as having an impact on me, & making GWAR a memorable part of my life musically. I had always loved this album & still do. Every song is great, humorous, & entertaining, & I can listen to them all the without having that urge to skip a track, which is lacking with music these days.

Some people might consider GWAR just some "joke band", & yes their music isn't really serious in the context of most music. But to me, that's what made them stand out. I need a little humor in my music, & GWAR just always had something other bands didn't. Their image alone made them stand out, & was really awesome looking.

Whoever takes this album too seriously, needs to loosen up. Definitely their best album in my opinion with "Scumdogs" being a second best IMO. Worth the purchase.
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