Rosemary's Billygoat

Evilution

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Like an amalgam of Gwar, Megadeth, and Corrosion of Conformity, L.A.'s Rosemary's Billygoat uses absurd, Medieval Times-like imagery but rocks with the will of the aforementioned on Evilution. Guitarist Neal Gargantua is easily the group's biggest asset, as he slays many modern day axe-wielders with inviting riffs and wicked soloing, but vocalist Mike Odd's Satanic, shout-styled vocals are grating, specifically on "Control Issues" and "Electrocution." The latter, told from the electric chair-bound character's point of view, takes the set to all new heights of gore.

While the group is sure to appeal to horror film fanatics, its mauling of Pat Benatar's "Hell Is for Children" is downright laughable, bordering on criminal. As such, Rosemary's Billygoat is entertaining to a fault and not for the faint of heart.

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