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Music to Be Buried To

by Batlord

"Batlord's music is like something out of a '60s haunted house movie. Their performance (live) was ace and has got to be seen to be believed. And yes, they F-ing ROCK." - Sugarbuzz Magazine
Genre: Rock: Goth
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1. The Seductor
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2. You're My Next Nightmare
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3. Undertaker
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4. I Know What You're Doing
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5. Torture Queen
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6. Running Towards Our Dying Day
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7. The Moper
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8. Indoctrination of the Will
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9. Just Because I Wish That You Were Dead (Doesn't Mean I Don't Love You)
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10. Eulogy for a Mind
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11. The Worst of Dracula & Jesus Christ
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12. The Loner's Creed
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13. The Insomniac
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MUSIC TO BE BURIED TO

Debut album featuring only instruments & sounds from the '60s. Singer/Guitarist, Scorpio played all instruments (save for a few guests) and wrote all songs. The live band was formed shortly after. 13 spine-chilling tunes for all you ghouls and ghoulettes!

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Big Ol' Face Full of Monster (magazine) - review of MUSIC TO BE BURIED TO

Despite a name, look and lyric sheet that all fairly scream metal, if not death-metal, Batlord's self-produced eponymous debut album actually moves easily from danceable rock to neo-garage to lounge-soul.

What holds it all together is his mastery of the heavy rock sound of the late sixties - more proto-metal than metal. First, classic sounds of the Hammond and Vox organs, like those used by Ray Manzarek (The Doors) and Alan Price (The Animals), often play as much or more of a role in arrangements than guitars. One is also reminded of Iron Butterfly, especially when on "Eulogy For A Mind", Batlord riffs on the organ intro to "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidda", (itself a riff off Bach).

The vocals, unlike today's near-soprano shriekers, alternate between the more hoarse baritones of a John Kay (Steppenwolf) or the breathy, menacing style of Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult.

The guitar work shows an admirable range from the delicious psychedelic fuzz guitar on “Undertaker” to the smoking funk of “Torture Queen”. And “I Know What You’re Doing” shows Batlord to be a far more adept at catching the feel of sixties rock than critical darlings The Hives or The Strokes.

Special mention has to go to “Just Because I Wish That You Were Dead (Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Love You) as the aforementioned lounge-soul; it’s like Burt Bacharach and Hal David were asked to write a movie theme song for a Herscell Gordon Lewis film.

Batlord’s lyrics exhibit an obsession with dark themes and plenty of black humor. Many of the songs psychologically skewer those around him. The tone is self-aggrandizing without being masturbatory, egomaniacal – but not in a bad way.

I am amazed by the breadth of the album’s sound and even more so by the way it nonetheless coalesces into an integrated whole. “Time to face the music, baby!”
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In a DARK WORLD, SEEK PLEASURE.
...And LOTS of it.
- The END is always near.

- Batlord

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CLARK HAGINS

EVIL
THIS THING IS LIKE THE F***ING ANIMALS MEETS THE DOORS MEETS "WE WILL FALL" BY THE STOOGES MEETS THE FRICKIN MUNSTERS OR THE ADAMS FAMILY...INCREDIBLE ! TOTALLY UNIQUE ...THEY SOUND LIKE NO OTHER BAND...NO FAT CAT PRODUCER OR LAME RECORD LABEL COULD HURT A BAND SO PURE...THESE GUYS WILL BE BIG NO MATTER WHAT !..THIS IS A GENUINE SCARY CD..BUT FUN AND I AM F***ING BUYING IT RIGHT NOW...MARILYN MANSON AND OZZY NEED TO TAKE NOTE...THIS HERE CD IS THE REAL DEAL !...THE KEYBOARDS ARE AWESOME ALL OVER IT ..SO IS THE GUITAR
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Leonie

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
What could I say about an album that makes me speechless...I love it! I´m not so good in describing musical styles, but I want everybody to know that this music is just incredible! It touches your mind, it touches your body. And,yes, it really touches your libido. "Music To Be Buried To" is also music to be born to. Yeah! That would have been a great start into this world. Because this music contains everything: The joy, the torture, the love and the death. And to make you crazy, if you still aren´t, everything is spiced with this unbelievable sexy voice of the singer.
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Sidney Presley

A hauntingly great album...
Truly one of the most unique recordings I've heard in a very long time! A creative blend of fuzzed-out garage madness with traces of Sweet, Hendrix, and even The Captain & Tennille. He's a modern-day Screaming Lord Sutch, complete with creepy-but-lovable ghoulish image. But most important, Batlord is a multi-talented musician that rocks! Moods swing up and down as you move through each track on the cd. It's really tough to turn it off once you've started listening. Batlord lures you in and plays with your senses. It's happy. It's tormenting. It's creepy as hell. Hearing songs about death has never been this much fun! I highly recommend this release...
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thetallman

60's garage meets horror rock!!
The Fuzztones meets Alice Cooper!! well what are you waiting for?? listen to the ample sounds above and buy the album!! part goth / part horror rock / part garage but all awesome!! superb quality of songwriting and performance throughout. if you want something in the horror vein but different go for this..... if not there's ALOT of copy cat Misfits bands for you...
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Leslie

Awesome, it's the first CD I've enjoyed from the first song to the last in a lon
This is the most original CD I've heard in a long time. Even my daughter likes it. It's a very popular sound around my house.
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it's good and it's different but in a very familiar way
I suppose if The Guess Who ate babies they would sound like this but honestly that doesn't do Batlord justice. Just know that the sound they have would be at home on both a classic and college rock station, and your friends would believe you if you said they were a 60's, 70's or 00's band. It's worth taking the chance on.
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Syd

The most EVIL thing that I have heard in a long time. I love it.
This is one of the most original styles of music I have heard in a long time. This CD gets 6 out of 5 stars, it is that amazing. I look forward to live performances, and the next CD from BATLORD. Keep this kind of music coming.
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Alan Grotsky

This CD rocks ass!
Music To Be Buried To is a well-written, nonstop rockfest. Music is the one art form that is able to transport the art-appreciator to another place and/or time, and this CD brings me back to my early teens when rock was ROCK! BATLORD has hit a note with this release that will make me proud to be a rocker for years to come. It is lyrically well written, and melodically awesome. This CD makes me want to be 19 forever.
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Lissi

That´s what I waited for!!
When I put this album into my cd-player for the first time, I couldn´t believe what I heard. I wasn´t able to move any muscle until I finished listening to the whole album. When it was over I sat there with an open mouth for-I don´t know how long, but it felt like hours. Then I directly listened to it for a second time and I didn´t know if to dance or scream or cry or sing. Every single song is just perfect! That´s what I waited for!!!I love that album and I can´t spend a day without having listened to it for at least one time. I think I´m getting addicted to that band. I´m from Europe,so I really hope these guys will come soon and play here-otherwise I´ll have to buy a ticket to LA! Thank you guys for making such fantastic music!
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Lynn

Formaldehyde on the rocks!
The first time I heard them play was on KLOS. I turned my radio up because their sound is so unique and cool. If you like wah pedal guitar, eerie organs, great vocals, and something different from the cookie cutter that is rock these days - with a little grin thrown in - these guys are for you! Thanks Batlord for making my day and my week!!Come to Oregon!!
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