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Classic Album Review: Zimmer’s Hole | Legion of Flames

Are they a parody of a crappy metal band or a truly crappy metal band? Yes they are.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Lots of death-metal bands are funny. The good thing about Zimmer’s Hole is that they’re actually trying to be. I think.

In truth, sometimes it’s hard to tell whether this Vancouver foursome are a parody of a crappy death-metal band or just an authentically crappy death-metal band. For instance, I’m pretty sure the singer’s demonic getup — complete with devil horns — is parody. Ditto songs like Sodomanaz (which grafts Kim Mitchell’s Go For Soda on to Nazareth’s Razamanaz) and The Death of the Resurrection of the Death of Metal. But plenty of other songs — too many, in fact — aren’t much more ridiculous and extreme than some of the more absurd metal on the market these days. That’s the trouble with trying to parody something that’s already a parody of itself. Still, I bet it works great with the stage show.