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Brendon Small's Galaktikon is a "high-stakes, intergalactic extreme rock album" released in 2012 by Brendon Small, creator of Metalocalypse and Home Movies. It chronicles the adventures of a recently divorced space superhero named Triton who must rescue his ex-wife from his arch nemesis, a villain named Beastblade.

A second album, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm, was released in September 2017, and both the content of the song lyrics and statements from Small strongly imply that the album is not just a follow-up to the previous one, but also the Writing Around Trademarks Grand Finale to Metalocalypse, which was never televised due to a bad case of Screwed by the Network, though this is no longer the case with an announcement of a true finale movie.



  1. "Triton" (4:02)
  2. "Prophecy of the Lazer Witch" (4:34)
  3. "Beastblade" (4:47)
  4. "Deathwaltz" (3:33)
  5. "Truth Orb and the Kill Pool" (4:28)
  6. "You Can't Run Away" (5:05)
  7. "Arena War of the Immortal Masters" (4:47)
  8. "Dangertits" (instrumental) (4:33)
  9. "On My Way" (5:28)

Trope Orb and the Kill Pool:

  • Animal Motifs: Beastblade's mask appears to have an animal-like nose.
  • Badass Boast: In "Truth Orb and the Kill Pool", Triton shouts "I won't be told who I can't be/I override the future!/All else will cease!"
  • Big Bad: The first album has Beastblade, while Become the Storm has a character referred to only as "the demon" in the lyrics, but who is implied to be Mr. Salacia, the Big Bad of Metalocalypse.
  • Broken Hero:
    • Triton has shades of this trope. Even though his ex-wife hates him and he himself doesn't like her, he goes to rescue her from Beastblade.
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    • "Hold on, someone's got your back/Who cares what this means to you/Don't think this will change a thing/but hold on someone's coming through!"
  • Epic Instrumental Opener: The beginning of "Triton".
  • Expy: Story-wise of Superman, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor, art-wise of Boba Fett, Leia, Darth Vader, and R2-D2.
  • Four More Measures: In the live version of "Deathwaltz". Also a case of One More Song for the drummer.
  • Hellhole Prison: Beastblade just escaped from one, and he's had a lot of time to plan his revenge against Triton.
  • I Have Many Names: While called Triton by the tracklisting and Word Of God, the protagonist often refers to himself as "Poseidon".
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: Borders on this fairly often, as it is a Rock Opera.
  • Listing Cities: "Triton" lists constellations.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Beastblade.
  • Non-Indicative Name: "Deathwaltz" Deals with seduction, not death, and is not technically a waltz (although the chorus is in 3/4, it follows a different beat from a waltz).
  • No Name Given: Triton's robot sidekick and his ex. Until the comic book miniseries, where they are named T1-T5 and Lizyra respectfully.
  • One-Word Title: "Triton", "Beastblade" and "Deathwaltz"
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Beastblade, on the cover.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: Brendon provides all singing parts
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change: Not obvious, but during the solo in "Arena War of the Immortal Masters" the backing riff shifts down a major third every time it repeats.
  • Uncommon Time: The fast section of "On My Way" is in 7/8.
  • Villain Song: "Beastblade", "Deathwaltz", "You Can't Run Away" are all sung from the viewpoint of the antagonist.
  • Word Salad Title: The titles "Truth Orb and the Kill Pool" and "Dangertits" only make sense in the comic book adaptation. The Truth Orb and Kill Pool are tools of the Lazer Witch, and help Triton gain perspective on his divorce and Beastblade's plans. "Dangertits" is the warp drive function on Triton's ship.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: Beastblade to Triton's unnamed ex-wife in "You Can't Run Away"

Become The Tropes: note 

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: After defeating the Demon, the five men did survive in a way, but it's implied that they shed their mortal bodies to become Gods.
  • Astral Finale: In order to stop the Demon, the crew has to launch themselves to outer space in Icarus Six Sixty Six and set up a final show.
  • Back from the Dead: In order to purge the corruption, the remaining members have to throw their infected comrade to the water, drowning out the demon inside. He comes back to life thanks to the 'klok' inside restarting his heart.
  • Because Destiny Says So: The Ocean. The Gods communicate to the leader of the crew in a vision to help accept their destiny as the The Chosen Many.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Demon is defeated, but the huge destruction caused by the way and the loss of the crew devastates the whole world. That said it ends in a hopeful tone (Rebuilding The Planet) as everyone starts rebuilding everything from scratch.
  • The Corruption: Nightmare has someone having nightmares as the virus amplifies his negative thoughts. The Agenda has the demon come in contact with him and points out that his friends don't care about him in order to bring him to his side.
    Take your place with mine, Immortality is nigh
  • Demonic Possession: My Name is Murder has the protagonist (this one Murderface in all but name) infected with the virus and burns down the base before escaping into the snowstorm.
  • Fully Absorbed Finale: The second album, Become The Storm, effectively ends Metalocalypse.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Could This Be The End'' ends with the 5 men having to sacrifice their lives to unleash their full power in order to defeat the demon.
    "We must die but we lived our lives"
  • Last Stand: Everyone rouses up against the demons in To Kill A God and Could This Be The End as the Demon prepares for the final showdown with the crew.
  • Number of the Beast: Close enough variant with Icarus Six Sixty Six or Icarus 666.
  • Rousing Speech: Become The Storm. The crew makes a desperate speech for their followers to call up arms against their enemies while the equipment is about to fail after the events in Icarus Six Sixty Six.
  • The Scottish Trope: Metawise, all the characters are mostly referred to their known monikers in the lyrics, or can only be guessed by the tone of voice. This is done to prevent the album from getting sued by [adult swim].
  • Space Battle: The final battle happens in space, and it's implied that it almost resulted in an Earth-Shattering Kaboom.
  • Spiritual Successor: ''Become the Storm'' is pretty much Dethklok with Serial Numbers Filed Off to Small's Cut Short animated series Metalocalypse. since Adult Swim holds the rights to the Dethklok name. As Brendon says:
    Brendon Small:"It’s a Dethklok album, it just can’t be called Dethklok 'cause of rights. I will say this if you love Dethklok, you will love this record. The lyrics, the music, and everything is Dethklok styled"
  • Villain Song: Nightmare can be this, as it's written in the perspective of the Demon, implied to be the Half-man by the lyrics.
  • Wham Line: While due to its nature as a Writing Around Trademarks work the context of most of the story is kept vague, one particular line in Become the Storm (specifically in the song "The Agenda") has been latched onto as a likely metatextual wham by fans of Metalocalypse:
Nathan Explosion: "There's nothing that needs mending. Just follow my words, they will lead you to the ending."