LORDI – To Beast Or Not To Beast
The sixth studio album from Lordi continues their tongue in cheek hard rock/ metal delivery- as the lyrics and song titles always delivery a snicker and smile ("Happy New Fear", "I Luv Ugly", and "Candy For the Cannibal" three favorites). Big choruses, simplified arrangements, and music in line with Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, U.D.O. overall makes this an entertaining yet predictable outing. Pulsating keyboards signal the coming attractions in "The Riff", while the mid-tempo guitar hook reigns supreme on "Schizo Doll".
The final track "SCG6 Otus Butcher Clinic" is a 3:23 tribute to their late drummer Otus who passed away on February 13th of 2012 featuring some of his best solo moments. "To Beast or Not to Beast" provides 43 minutes of entertainment, and should be fun for those long time Lordi fanatics. The good times 80’s will never die as long as these Finnish men keep playing.