Slough Feg

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Also known as "The Lord Weird Slough Feg"; US heavy metal band, named after a character in the 2000 AD comic series Sláine. The group's first three albums – The Lord Weird Slough Feg (1998), Twilight of the Idols (1999) and Down Among the Deadmen (2000) – excavate a vein of Celtic-themed mythic Fantasy; but their fourth release, Traveller (2003) is a concept album based on the sf Role Playing Game of the same name, Traveller. Its hammerblow guitar parts and earnestly delivered vocals match the melodramatic Space Opera theme rather well. The group's sixth album Hardworlder (2008) is of more variable quality, although its second track "Tiger! Tiger!" is a memorable version of Alfred Bester's novel (US title The Stars My Destination, 1956). Their most recent release is another concept album, Ape Uprising! (2009), which tells a story of simian revolution reminiscent of, but unrelated to, Planet of the Apes (1968). [AR]

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