Lordiversity completed: the seventh and thus last album of the album compilation Lordiversity is Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular. Last, but not least, the band wants to praise industrial metal in this album. Enjoy the grand finale of Lordi’s 26th November 2021 massive release.
Lordi – Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular – Track by Track
The twelve track album lasts 42 minutes.
1. SCG Minus 1: The Ruiz Ranch Massacre
The first surprise of the album is the intro already. 3:26 minutes is singificantly more than you could imagine. You may say it is especially atmospheric – but I rather feel it is simply a bit too long and takes quite a while to finally give the message.
2. Demon Supreme
The in-fact opening song Demon Supreme is a pleasing first listen. The envisaged genre is clearly defined, the song still feels Lordi-like. Nice wide, powerful sound.
After the opening song left me listening with a smile, Re-Animate does not change my happy feelings. Lordi has proven in the past that industrial rock is definitely not out of the comfort zone – and the beginning of the album leaves no doubt that they can do well in that genre for a full 2021 set as well-
4. Lizzard Of Oz
I would say that if you just want to go for the best songs of each Lordiversity album, you should stop at Lizzard Of Oz. The song is the king of Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular and one of my favorites of the whole box. Nice work on the keys compared with smashing work on the string. Ain’t that a nice, Lordi-like, title, by the way?
The beginning of Killusion strongly reminds me of early 1990’s video games. The easy electronic melody works well with Mr. Lordi and the sparse powerful add-ons from the guitar- and bass-land. Nice chours.
6. Skull And Bones (The Danger Zone)
Lordi do Skull And Bones hard and it is really hard to criticize something about this song – but to me, the song just not work as well as the some songs at the beginning of the first half of the album. Could be a fun concert set list track, though.
Goliath starts with an narrative part, before the melodic part starts after some 35 seconds (which still leaves over four minutes…). The song creates a lot of power and also comes with a Lordi-like chorus and a great potential to have fun with the audience – but nonetheless, the song does not reach the level of the first half of the album.
The Drekavac is a mythological being from the Slavic world of sagas. The song mixes a lot of different elements – but it is rather too much. The song does never really reach the full Lordi potential.
9. Terror Extra-Terrestrial
This time the song opens with a narrative part, which strongly feels like a reference to the E.T. movies. Partially, the strong focus on the electronic part makes you feel that Terror Extra-Terrestrial might be a great one of the SuperFlyTrap album. A bit too soft for me.
10. Shake The Baby Silent
To me, Shake The Baby Silent has been one of the best songs of the original Killection. The industrial metal add-on does not really make me change my mind. I simply like it.
11. If It Ain’t Broken (Must Break It)
The last full song on the album leads to a more more pleasing feeling. A typical Lordi hard rock song. The industrial touch is maybe be a bit more limited compared to other songs this weekend.
After the massive intro, the outro is short: 18 seconds. This is how it ends. People? Anticlimax!
Lordi – Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular – Streaming
The album will be available on streaming platforms from 11th February 2022 on.
Lordi – Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular – My View
Lordi don’t always have an easy time with this finale of the album. Some great songs are on Spooky Sextravaganza Spectacular. Unfortunately, there are also some songs on the weak side. This prevents a top rating, but leads to a solid end of the Lordiversity series.
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