LORDI – Sexorcism

  • 2/10
    LORDI - Sexorcism - 2/10


ATM Records
Release date: May 25, 2018

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If you like plodding, predictable songs about hideous things, you might enjoy Sexorcism, the new album from Lordi, their ninth. If casual cruelty without apparent point is your thing, you might find yourself singing along to songs like “The Beast Is Yet To Cum” or “Sodomesticated Animal”, at least until you realize how idiotic these songs are. Which, hopefully, you should realize before the second verse. And if jokey songs about sex with Ol’ Scratch and bestiality aren’t enough to make you want to consign these sorry mp3’s to the hellish abyss of your trash folder, maybe the songs focused on violence against women will so move you—“Naked In My Cellar” and “Slashion Model Girls”, among others. Ask yourself—why do songs like this exist? What purpose do they serve? Is there subtle social commentary layered beneath the gothic trappings, like sweat beneath Mr. Amen’s mask? Is the idea to use the frission shock and outrage creates to show listeners a path through the real horrors the world provides? Is Mr. Lordi merely making a joke? Or is the album really a celebration of evil and stupidity?

That isn’t the first time and won’t be the last time someone asks that question of a Metal album. There are a few good moments on Sexorcism—the spooky lullaby opening of “Polterchrist”, and a handful of decent riffs and rhythms– all wasted in songs that go on for far too long (the album clocks in over an hour!) and don’t amount to much lyrically beyond several sick, unfunny jokes.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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