The Doomstar Requiem

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The Doomstar Requiem

A Klok Opera Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Dethklok / Metalocalypse
ReleasedOctober 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)
GenreMelodic death metal
Length74:52
LabelBS
ProducerBrendon Small, Ulrich Wild
Dethklok chronology
Dethalbum III
(2012)
The Doomstar Requiem
(2013)
Singles from The Doomstar Requiem
  1. "Blazing Star"
    Released: October 17, 2013
 
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The Doomstar Requiem

A Klok Opera Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Dethklok / Metalocalypse
ReleasedOctober 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)
GenreMelodic death metal
Length74:52
LabelBS
ProducerBrendon Small, Ulrich Wild
Dethklok chronology
Dethalbum III
(2012)
The Doomstar Requiem
(2013)
Singles from The Doomstar Requiem
  1. "Blazing Star"
    Released: October 17, 2013

The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera Soundtrack is the fourth full length album by death metal band Dethklok, from the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse. It was released digitally on October 27, 2013. It was released on LP and CD in mid March 2014. It is the soundtrack album to the Metalocalypse special of the same name.

Production[edit]

The album features a 50 piece orchestra under the composition of Bear McCreary. There is also a "making of" feature included with the album. For the first time, Dethklok's live guitarist Mike Keneally was featured on a studio album.[1]

Release[edit]

The first single off the album, "Blazing Star", was released on Loudwire on October 17, 2013.[2] "Blazing Star" is the only official Dethklok song on the album, whereas the rest of the tracks are considered Metalocalypse songs.

The album was initially released as a digital download, with a physical CD and limited edition LP version released in mid March 2014.[3][4] The digital download version of the album was released two days earlier than the standard release date and the CD version was released three months earlier than the standard release date exclusively on Brendon Small's website.[3] The digital version of the album comes with a downloadable 34 page libretto of the special.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[5]

The Times Leader gave the album (as well as the special itself) a favorable review, stating, "This 'rock opera' should essentially be approached with a keen sense of humor, although the tunes are most enjoyable as a serious, full-blown metal/Broadway juggernaut".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Brendon Small

No.TitleLength
1."The Birth / Fata Sidus Oritur / One of Us Must Die"  3:21
2."Magnus and the Assassin"  2:22
3."Partying Around the World"  2:27
4."Tracking / Ishnifus and the Challenge"  3:39
5."How Can I Be a Hero?"  2:29
6."The Fans Are Chatting"  2:24
7."Abigail's Lullaby"  1:42
8."Some Time Ago..."  3:41
9."The Duel"  2:35
10."I Believe"  2:26
11."A Traitor Amongst Them"  0:40
12."Training / Do It All for My Brother"  3:34
13."Before You Go"  1:26
14."The Answer Is in Your Past"  1:17
15."The Depths of Humanity"  2:42
16."Givin' Back to You"  2:45
17."En Antris et Stella Fatum Cruenti"  2:47
18."The Crossroads"  0:50
19."Morte Lumina"  4:08
20."Blazing Star" (Virtual writing credits: Dethklok)4:30
21."Doomstar Orchestra"  23:23
Total length:
74:52
Bonus DVD
No.TitleLength
1."The Making of Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem"  6:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dethklok's 'Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera' Soundtrack Track Listing". Blabbermouth.net. October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dethklok, 'Blazing Star' – Exclusive Song Premiere". Loudwire. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Brendon Small :: Store". Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Twitter / _Brendonsmall: @phantom815 yes the vinyl will ...". Twitter. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - A Klok Opera". Allmusic. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Uricheck, Mark (November 6, 2013). "ALBUM REVIEW: Dethklok's 'Opera' a metal masterwork". The Times Leader. Retrieved November 7, 2013.