We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms... And the impervious shelter beneath which it has prospered.
A certain English metal band called IRON MAIDEN begs to differ
I finally managed to listen to The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera all the way through, and I have to admit, I was totally wrong about it. The first time I listened to it, I couldn't get past the first song. I've listened to a lot of concept albums in my time, some great, and some terrible, but I thought that this was the worst album I'd heard in a long time.
A good long while later, I relented and decided to give it a fair shake. And I'm damned glad I did, because it proved once and for all that Brendon Smalls is a goddamn musical GENIUS.
Why? Well, have a listen to a few tracks from the first three DETHKLOK albums, and you'll quickly understand:
And now try listening to the entire concept album that Brendon Smalls wrote- with none other than GENE HOGLAN on the drums:
Slightly retarded lyrics aside... this is great heavy metal.