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Queens Of The Stone Age
Lullabies To Paralyze
Released: 2005, Rekords Rekords
Note: Queens Of The Stone Age is not a metal band. However, there is one degree of separation between QOTSA and the legendary Kyuss. Therefore, I review them here for those of us interested in the bands that branch off of the heaviest fucking band ever.
Wow. Josh Homme is the man. That’s all I need to say, really. I could just end the review now and you’d be well served and hopefully you’d buy the album. Or I could go off and clog this review with a bunch of artsy fucking adjectives in hopes that you’d understand what “Sabbath-heavy mellowness wrapped up in a glossy, robot rock exterior” means. Or I could talk endlessly about the many line-up changes this “band” has had. Nah, fuck all that shit. Let me just say that with Queens you know what you’re gonna get. That said, “what you’re gonna get” is an eclectic, intensely creative group of songs that go in a zillion different directions and they’re all engineered to rock you without regret. If you have even an inkling of interest, pick this bitch up.
SHIT THAT ROCKS: Burn The Witch, In My Head, Little Sister
About the rating: according to the philosophy of our rating system, a 5.0 means that it’s “groundbreaking, amazing, etc.” Within the sphere of metal, some of you might take issue with a “rock album” receiving a perfect score. However, I judge each record on its own terms. Rest assured, as a rock experience, this is as solid a 5.0 as they make ‘em.
3. Everybody Knows That You Are Insane
4. Tangled Up In Plaid
5. Burn The Witch
6. In My Head
7. Little Sister
8. I Never Came
9. Someone’s In The Wolf
10. Blood Is Love
11. Skin On Skin
12. Broken Box
13. “You Got A Killer Scene There, Man…”
14. Long Slow Goodbye