01. Dance Like a Pink Flamingo
02. All Drinks on Me
04. Twenty Miles an Hour
05. The Flamingorilla
06. Flamingo Libre
07. Piña Colada
08. Rule the Nation
09. The Manner You Earn Your Drinks
10. Overlords Have Emotions
11. Bob Venke
By no means let or not it’s mentioned that heavy metallic is not value taking extraordinarily critically, however there ought to all the time be room for slightly levity, and for bands as patently, enduringly ludicrous as TROLLFEST. Ostensibly a folks metallic band with a level of shared DNA with FINNTROLL and their many inferiors, the Norwegians have turn out to be more and more ingenious and artistic with their mind-frying lunacy through the years, assimilating a dizzying array of musical concepts into an already bewildering combine. Extra importantly, TROLLFEST are one of the insanely entertaining dwell bands on the planet, and their greatest problem has all the time been to precisely encapsulate the exuberant, scattershot brilliance of the dwell present from the confines of the studio. Latest albums like “Helluva” and “Norwegian Fairytales” got here fairly shut, and TROLLFEST‘s quickly hovering profile is testomony to their success. But when ever there was an apparent slam-dunk, “Flamingo Overlord” is it. Each the band’s most musically ingenious file by some margin and the largest and greatest sounding album of their profession, the maddest factor about it’s how fucking good it’s.
With their very own peculiar type of folks metallic as a bedrock, TROLLFEST screech off on all method of weird and pleasant tangents all through their ninth album, whereas by no means forgetting to ship a large, grin-inducing refrain (or two). “Dance Like a Pink Flamingo” is an prompt anthem and fairly probably the product of diseased minds: with an irresistible, arena-size chorus and a minimum of six genres crammed into its three-and-a-half minutes, it is the TROLLFEST system in a shiny nutshell. Subsequent, “All Drinks on Me” is a slightly extra conventional folks metallic banger, nevertheless it’s one which zings with vitality, whereas additionally boasting a slightly beautiful Hawaiian guitar solo and a few yodeling.
In truth, no two songs on “Flamingo Overlord” sound remotely alike, regardless of their creators’ self-evident metallic credentials. “Flamongous” is a lurching, off-beat factor, with symphonic shades and a very berserk mid-section that owes its entrance tooth to MR. BUNGLE; “Piña Colada” by some means brings excessive metallic, lavish vocal harmonies and looping, reggaeton beats along with surprisingly interesting penalties. Saving a number of the greatest until final, “The Manner You Earn Your Drinks” is all killer clown menace and cod-military thump, whereas “Overlords Have Emotions” gives a cheerfully excessive Balkan metallic knees-up, with an nearly ZAPPA-esque really feel.
It’s all, with out exception, madder than a sack filled with rabid weasels. It is usually, and that is the clincher, an enormous, plain ray of sunshine — with additional flamingos.