Review: Meat Puppets – Lake of Fire (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Meat Puppets – Lake of Fire.

This track was released in 1994 on the album Too high to Die.

The track starts off with some guitars with a few sliding notes. The drum kit then comes in along with a couple of other guitar elements. The vocals come in, taking the track into the main chorus.

After that, the vocals then take to the track into the next verse. This is quickly taken to the main chorus. From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse, then the main chorus again. This is capped off with a brief instrumental section.

From there, the vocals go into the verse, then main chorus again. This is capped off by a longer instrumental section. After that, the track then breaks down.

A snare roll then comes in and the instrumental section continues on. After that, the instrumental section then leads the track out again.

This is one of those tracks that just seem hasty. In an unusual twist, it’s not hastily put together, just hasty in that the lyrics need to be sung quickly before people take offence to it. It’s just rapid fire chorus, verse, chorus, verse, then nothing by instrumental after. As a result, the track is very loaded in the beginning. Because of that, I find myself being unable to be interested in the track because the vocals are over before I could appreciate them.

Another odd thing is that there is a very long instrumental section. When the track sounds like it is ready to end, the track starts up again. I half expected more lyrics, but it’s just another instrumental before the track ends. I personally find myself wondering what that is doing there in the track in the first place as it almost seems like a pointless addition to the track to get it past the three minute mark.

Overall, this track may have some provocative lyrics, but it is over before you start to appreciate them. There could be something nicely done in there, but I don’t think I’ll ever know because it’s so brief. Meanwhile, the instrumental section is long and drawn out because of a false ending and even more of an instrumental seemingly for no real reason. It’s an OK track, but nothing huge.


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