Beastwars (album)

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Beastwars
Studio album by Beastwars
Released May 9, 2011[1]
Recorded 2010 Dunedin[2]
Genre Sludge metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 39:03[3]
Label Destroy
Producer Dale Cotton and Beastwars

Beastwars is the eponymously named debut studio album of the New Zealand-based heavy metal band Beastwars. The album was released on the 9th of May through New Zealand independent label Destroy Records, and was distributed by Universal Music.[4] Beastwars received general critical acclaim from New Zealand publications, and reached an RIANZ album chart placing of #15.[5] The album enjoyed further success at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, receiving a nomination for best New Zealand rock album and winning the award for best album artwork or packaging.[6] It was also shortlisted for the 2012 Taite Music Prize.[7]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
NZ Herald 5/5 stars [8]
PopMatters 8.0/10.0 stars [9]
Under the Radar (8.8/10) [10]
The Obelisk Positive [11]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [12]
Hellbound 9.0/10.0 stars [13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
0. "Untitled (Hidden Track)"       1:32
1. "Damn the Sky"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 5:19
2. "Lake of Fire"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 4:09
3. "Mihi"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 3:42
4. "Daggers"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 4:53
5. "Call Out the Dead"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 4:36
6. "Red God"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 2:50
7. "Iron Wolf"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 4:22
8. "Cthulhu"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 4:46
9. "Empire"   Beastwars Matt Hyde 4:34
Total length:
39:03

Personnel[edit]

Beastwars

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beastwars Album Release Tour", Eventfinder.co.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  2. ^ Gavin Bertram, "Beastwars Interview", Grooveguide.co.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  3. ^ [1]. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  4. ^ "Beastwars Album Release Tour",Undertheradar.co.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  5. ^ "Beastwars - Beastwars - Top 40 Albums", Muzic.net.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  6. ^ "VNZMA 2011 Winners", nzmusicawards.co.nz, November 3, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  7. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2012". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Scott Kara,"Album Review: Beastwars", The New Zealand Herald, May 5, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  9. ^ Dean Brown, [2], PopMatters, 1 October, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012
  10. ^ Ricardo Kerr, "Beastwars Review", Undertheradar.co.nz, April 26, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  11. ^ "Beastwars Review", The Obelisk, October 7, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  12. ^ "Beastwars -- Beastwars", Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  13. ^ Craig Haze, "Beastwars-S/T", Hellbound.ca, December 6, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012

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