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.