Monstereophonic was the band’s eighth studio album. It reached No. 10 on the Finnish charts, proving that these musical monsters are still beloved in their home nation. If an Egyptian mummy playing catchy heavy metal alongside a demon and a zombie-minotaur doesn’t sound like a whole lot of big, dumb fun to you, then you probably should look elsewhere for your midweek entertainment.
Like Gwar playing KISS songs, Finnish band Lordi have been dressing up as monsters and playing anthemic hard rock since forming in 1992. Led by the inimitable Mr. Lordi, a man who looks like Gene Simmons’ yard sale come to life, Lordi remains the only hard-rock band to ever win the much-maligned and undeniably ridiculous Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah.” Amazingly, last year’s