Dethklok: Dethalbum III (Williams Street, 10/16/12)
“I Ejaculate Fire”
It shreds? Check. It pummels? Check. It has a song called “I Ejaculate Fire”? Checkity check check.
Dethalbum III, the latest from Metalocalypse‘s virtual band Dethklok, is another musical offering by creator Brendon Small that stands just fine on its own. Of course, with music from the second, third, and fourth seasons of the show, you also can relive the animated hijinks of Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Toki Wartooth, Pickles, and William Murderface.
Again joined on drums by the mighty Gene Hoglan (Death, Testament, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad) and veteran bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Z), Small keeps the music squarely in the camp of melodic death metal, joining the rhythmic riffage of Gothenburg metal with wailing power-metal leads and the occasional backing keyboard. Dethalbum III isn’t reinventing the dethwheel, but for a cartoon band, it’s surprisingly relevant.