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appears on The Dethalbum (2007)
Skwisgar Skwigelf, taller than a tree. Toki Wartooth, not a bumblebee. William, Murderface, Murderface, Murderface. Pickles; the drummer, doodalee doo, ding dong ding dong doodaleedoodaleedoo. Nathan Explosion. Together, they’re the members of the fictional but not band, Dethklok, the subject of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse and the brainchild of Brendon Small, the show’s creator and player of all the instruments in their early songs. Dethklok is inherently completely over the top and ridiculous, but the songs rock, and there’s no denying that, or Murderface will freaking stab you.
If you’re not familiar with the band/show already, get ready to laugh while having your face melted. If Brendon Small isn’t a musical masochist, I don’t know what else to think. It’s like he wrote all the parts to cause himself as much difficulty and pain as he possibly could. The guitar solos are absurd. The drums are freaking hammers, driving, blinding beats. The bass is...well, you know, it’s bass. Rhythm guitar is nuts, and Nathan’s vocals are raw and powerful. Every part of every song is designed for maximum brutality.
For this week, I chose the first Dethklok song I ever heard, Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle. This song comes from the very first episode of the series, and the video features the horrible deaths of probably thousands of fans; it’s fantastic. Just don’t think too much about what’s happening while you watch, let loose and let the metal wash over you, let the brutality cleanse you of your earthly ties. Just listen to it, watch too - it’s hilarious. Enjoy!
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