Live @ Merriweather Post Pavilion | 6/17/13

When it comes to the category of "shock rock," Gwar is a force to be reckoned with. A five-piece band dressed as science fiction/horror monsters, they strive to make people stand there wide-eyed and jaws open and they succeed. A blood-saturated stage show features props galore. Gwar holds nothing back no matter how intense or blasphemous. The show featured Hitler having his face ripped off and brain removed, a crucified Jesus being mutilated and dismembered and lead singer Oderus Urungus spraying the crowd with green fluid from a large phallus. It was quite a spectacle although not much of a musical performance. Although the sound and playing is fine, the lyrics are inaudible. I prefer a Finnish band named Lordi. Members also dress like monsters and their musical and lyrical supremacy is undeniable. 

Gwar played with Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper during this concert, known as The Masters of Madness Tour.