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Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Gwar
Title: Hell-O
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metal Blade
Release Date: 9/8/1992
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 039841400427, 738641001048

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Under Appreciated Beautiful Album
chrisjr | Orlando, FL United States | 12/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am surprised to find the general reviews of this album so low. This was the first Gwar album I heard (only one at the time), and I'll admitt when I first heard it, it sounded like a wall of throbbing noise. But ya know what? I kept listening to it anyway and it grew on me fast. This is a great PUNK album with hilarious genius lyrics and massive riffing. It's not really a metal album like Scumdogs and it's not as obvious and novelty-ish as their newer stuff. Sure I have trouble getting through "Captain Crunch" too, but in a way I appreciate the fact that the song screeches like a half a pound of nuts and bolts in your mom's favorite blender. Then again nothing compares to "I'm in Love With a Dead Dog", "Time For DEATH!", "Americanized", "Slutman City" and "Je M'Appelle J. Cousteau"! It puts a smile on my face just to type the names of those songs. I saw Gwar in concert about 3 years ago and they played a few of the track from this debut and I was just enthralled. They did the encores without their costumes too! Oh yeah. For my money it's Hell-o and Scumdogs. Both GENIUS albums that the world at large will never know. If you "get" GWAR but don't like this album my suggestion is to at least listen to it again and try to appreciate it as an insane chugging punk antarctic landscape."
Y | 06/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, what an amazing album. There is a lot of false information going around, but this IS Gwar's first album. It is very punkish but still worth your money, unlike 95% of the rest of the punk genre. All of the disgusting lyrics and subjects that you would expect from Gwar are here. Best songs are Bone Meal, Americanized, Slutman City, Time For Death and the unmatched Pure As The Arctic Snow. This should NOT be passed up by anyone and is much better as a whole than later Gwar albums.

Now, for the history. People have been saying that Oderus was not Gwar's original lead singer, and that is true. The original singer was Jonny/Joey Slutman, but he only played with Gwar for a couple shows before leaving. Someone brought up the point of an album entitled "Let There Be Gwar." This was released in 2004 and was only available at Gwar's live shows; not in the stores. This album has demo versions of early songs on it, and some of these demo versions have Slutman as the singer. So, in conclusion, was Oderus the original singer? No. Slutman did the earliest few Gwar shows. Is Hell-O the first Gwar album? Yes! Let There Be Gwar came out in 2004 and features DEMO songs, opposed to Hell-O which originally came out in 1988 and featured STUDIO songs. Let There Be Gwar contains the earliest Gwar recordings, but it was not the first album."
GWAR - Hell-o (European Release)
Edward Condon | Oregon | 05/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is rad! I have been a GWAR fan for years and I still listen to this first album of theirs all the time. If you get the European release there is a bonus track - Black and Huge! If you haven't seen GWAR in concert you haven't lived! Also I highly recommend the GWAR video 'Tour de Scum'"