October 18, 2013 | , | 3

Ghoul, Intermediate Level Hard-core

Ghoul: Intermediate Level Hard-core

It’s no secret that I love a good cover album/EP. Make that an EP (seven minutes worth by the way) by Ghoul the maniacs from Creepsylvania, and you’ve got me hook, line and sinker. The only thing missing would be Oderus Urungus’ cuttlefish — yes, there is a GWAR cover — resting comfortably across this keyboard as I type.

First up is Ghoul’s cover/remake of “Americanized,” the classic GWAR song off of Hell-o. I say that this is more of a remake than a dedicated cover since it fully involves lead Scumdog Oderus as the pairing bludgeon their way forcefully through the song with wreckless abandon — and it’s a pretty decent effort. Next up is a tribute to Fearless Iranians from Hell and their “Blow Up the Embassy.” It’s not nearly as effective as the original, but still pretty damn fun to listen to.

“E.M.S.&D.” is next up as Ghoul blast their way through the Willful Neglect track. It’s probably the most aggressive and violently delivered song on Intermediate Level Hard-core. N.O.T.A.’s track “Propaganda Control” receives a fairly faithful tribute before the group dives into the slightly modified take on Dayglo Abortions “Proud to be Canadian Creepsylvanian.”

So there you have it, a quick worthless review for a quick, worthless EP. Well, not totally worthless. It is pretty damn enjoyable when one of the songs popup randomly on my iPod during shuffle. I still love stupid, fun and pointless EPs like this.