When I think of the Gwar sound, I think Scumdogs. This is Gwar at its best. More direct and to the point than America Must Be Destroyed, and more “metal” than some of their later efforts (not to slight those discs at all, see my reviews of them), Scumdogs of the Universe is the perennial Gwar record. Crushing, blaring guitars and ridiculously black and campy lyrics induct one into the Gwar universe, paving the way for what is to come. Oderus puts a lot of heart into the vocals on this one. Notable tracks: Salaminizer, Sick of You, Sexecutioner’s Song, Love Surgery. …, they’re all good.