Beastwars (album)

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Beastwars
Beastwars (album).jpg
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 chronology
Beastwars
(2011)
Blood Becomes Fire
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
NZ Herald 5/5 stars [4]
PopMatters 8.0/10.0 stars [5]
Under the Radar (8.8/10) [6]
The Obelisk Positive [7]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [8]
Hellbound 9.0/10.0 stars [9]

Beastwars is the eponymous debut studio album of the New Zealand-based heavy metal band Beastwars. The album was released on 9 May 2011 through New Zealand independent label Destroy Records, and was distributed by Universal Music.[10] Beastwars received general critical acclaim from New Zealand publications, and reached an RIANZ album chart placing of #15.[11] 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.[12] It was also shortlisted for the 2012 Taite Music Prize.[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" Archived September 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Grooveguide.co.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  3. ^ [1]. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  4. ^ Scott Kara,"Album Review: Beastwars", The New Zealand Herald, May 5, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  5. ^ Dean Brown, [2], PopMatters, 1 October, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2012
  6. ^ Ricardo Kerr, "Beastwars Review", Undertheradar.co.nz, April 26, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  7. ^ "Beastwars Review", The Obelisk, October 7, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  8. ^ "Beastwars -- Beastwars", Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  9. ^ Craig Haze, "Beastwars-S/T", Hellbound.ca, December 6, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012
  10. ^ "Beastwars Album Release Tour",Undertheradar.co.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  11. ^ "Beastwars - Beastwars - Top 40 Albums", Muzic.net.nz. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  12. ^ "VNZMA 2011 Winners", nzmusicawards.co.nz, November 3, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  13. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2012". IMNZ. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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