Although this album may be overshadowed by such albums by Gwar as Violence has Arrived and Scumdogs of the Universe, it should definatly not be looked over. The lyrics in this album surpass all the other albums in humor and the musicality, although they are no Dream Theater, they definatly know how to play their instruments. At first listen, there are some catchy songs, but nothing that special, then once you listen again and again it really grows on you. This now is my favorite GWAR album. It’s not the heaviest, or the longest, but i believe it is the fullest. It shows a variety of music and the lyrics never let you down. Of course, none of their albums are even close to as good as seeing GWAR live, but if your not fortunate enough to be able to do that, this is the next best thing.
This DVD features the live performance of Pain of Salvation’s conceptual masterpiece, Be, complete with an orchestra and animated footage. Before Pain of Salvation entered the studio to record Be, they performed the music live over the course of several nights in front of music students and in rock clubs. A camera crew followed them around to document the performances for this DVD. ”It seems that everybody was deeply impressed,” says creator Daniel Gildenlow. ”I think, however, in order to grasp every detail of the show one would have to watch it three or four times.” Be Live comes packaged with a bonus Live CD.
Forum Topics See All →
There are no active forum topics for this Metal Album
Metal Album Reviews[RSS]
I have listened to Gwar for many years, and I’ve never been able to pull myself away from this album. It is without question their most musical album, and it is also their darkest album. Oderus is at his most believable and serious while singing these tracks and his growls, mixed with the (believe it or not) emotional instrumentals of his bandmates, makes for one scary album. I know this is a different opinion than many of the reviewers who find a lot of humor in this album, but whenever I listen to this album I hear a group of guys who aren’t just in character, but actually believe they are the scumdogs of the universe who have seen the years without light.
This album is definitely up there with me in GWAR’s discography because it is the most humorous and also the most diverse. I love this album a lot but it can’t compete with War Party, my new favorite. This album is right about when, most people say, that GWAR descended into their crappy era, but I still love this. My version is sans BDF, but it’s still excellent. It’s higher up there than WKE and just barely above VHA, but War Party is the best album I’ve heard, other than 12 Inches of Snow. This album though has its high points, The Insidious Soliloquoy of Skulhed Face, Sonderkommando, and Eat Steel, but also it has a couple of not so great moments, Filthy Flow and Obliteration of Flab Quarv 7. I’m not saying they’re bad songs, only that they don’t strike me quite like the other tracks. This album is great, every GWAR fan should have it in their collection. Buy it now!
I love this record. It is the bands most diverse album, not as heavy as it’s 3 predecessors. It is also their most controversial. If you can find the version with BDF on it don’t hesitate to snatch it up. I unfortunatly could not find it.
My favorite song is the opening track “Saddom a go go” with its brilliant use of saxaphone and trumpet. My second favorite is “Krack Down” which just flat out kicks ass! And “Skullheadface” is like something straight out of a musical.
This is GWAR’s third best record behind “A.M.B.D, and “Scumdogs”
And its helping absolutely no one, not the band, the fans or even the label thinking they can suck in more money if they cut the most vile track from the album so stores like Sam Goody where Gwar fans don’t even shop would sell it. First they ruined We Kill Everything now they ruined this, I suspect America Must Be Destroyed will be next. Gwar needs to pack their bags and leave this wimp metal label. What really hurts bad is that I lost this CD awhile back and bought it expecting the full album in all its uncut glory looking forward to center core song on of the album B.D.F. which has been cut along with a really cool hidden techno hidden track thats in their movie SKULHEDFACE along with CESORED ARTWORK as well. Gwar must not stand for this!Anyways, this another classic Gwar album, their most different album to date. More thrashy sloppy punk sounding than anything else they’ve ever done, this is one of their most violent albums (ties close with America Must Be Destroyed). The drums sound like meat cleavers smashing into a skull, everything about this album is ugly. The songs carreen out of control near the end and turn into sloppy pukey songs that sound like they were made up in 3 seconds to fill up the album. Its great! Goes from carefully constructed songs to BLAHRRLARJHRHGGHGHGHG.Good luck finding the uncut version with the extra track. Don’t waste your time on this cut up crap. Next time you’re at a Gwar show see if Dave Brockie has any in the bus for sale.