Though they may be better known for their omnipresent skull logo, which can be found on a copious amount of merchandise, than their music and some argue that the current incarnation of the band is little more than a tribute band. It’s hard for me to fault them from caring on earning a living if it’s as fun as the show was Saturday night. If this is a typical present day Misfits show, I’d gladly go see them next time they come through town.
I liked the introduction to the covers section of the set and the covers themselves are great. It takes a brave man to cover one iconic song by an icon band but here Alice takes on four of the most famous and familiar songs of all time and every one of them is brilliant. A big part of that is due to the band – it’s not very many guitarists that can or should attempt “Foxy Lady” but the version here is one of the stand out tracks on the album.
There’s not a lot that can be said about GWAR that hasn’t been said before. Despite being known more for their gory characters and horrific stage mutilations, they have managed to release some pretty great songs over the years, and appear to be continuing their metal onslaught with Battle Maximus. No new ground is broken with it musically. It’s still GWAR, and there will be folks that will love the album and those that don’t. If you have enjoyed their more metal oriented recordings then this is a must have album. If you prefer to be slathered in blood, jizz, and other assorted goo and the music is secondary to you, then skip this album and go see the show.