Release date: 22 May 2012
Style: Symphonic avantgarde metal

Rating:

8.2 | 308 votes

Owners:

272 have it
57 want it


01. Voodoo Mon Amour
02. Guerilla Laments
03. Kevlar Sweethearts
04. How To Organize A Lynch Mob
05. Black Box Messiah
06. Exit Strategy Of A Wrecking Ball
07. Aurora
08. Mass Rapture
09. Honey Trap Aftermath
10. Of Kali Ma Calibre
11. Justice For Saint Mary

The best Avantgarde / Experimental Metal album of 2012

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Line-up
Annlouice Loegdlund - vocals
Martin Isaksson - trumpet, backing vocals
Daniel Hedin - trombone, backing vocals
Daniel Håkansson - guitars, vocals
Pontus Mantefors - guitars, fx, synths
Petter Karlsson - drums
Johannes Bergion - cello, backing vocals
Anders "Andy" Johansson - bass

Session musicians
Erika Risinger - violin, viola
Diana Lewtak - violin
Emilia Wareborn - viola
Wictor Lind - timpani, percussion
Ekaterina Skidanova - oboe
Oskar Reuter - mandolin
Elisabeth Jansson - horn
Anna Melander - flute
Michael Carlqvist - double bass
Lucy Rugman - clarinet

Guest review by
embracing

Rating:
9.0
The oldest band from Sweden is back to enchant, with an incredibly roundly built album. A definite must for everyone who, at least once, was institutionalized for erratic behavior, or was part of a circus.

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published 10.11.2012 | Comments (7)

Staff pick by
Susan

06.06.2012 If you liked anything about DSO's previous 2 albums, or you're curious what all the fuss is about, then don't miss the opportunity to bask in their 3rd offering. They've tripled the energy, intensity, and crazy fun. No world music is safe from this insane band.

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R'Vannith - 06.06.2012 at 14:07  
Rating: 8
Written by Unhealer on 05.06.2012 at 16:07

Written by R'Vannith on 05.06.2012 at 07:51

This is steadily getting better and better, my favourite is easily the short 'Black Box Messiah', bloody brilliant


It was the only song I didn't quite like at first, but after hearing it live it convinced me I danced like nuts.


Whenever I give the album a listen I have to repeat that one a few times before moving on!
PocketMetal - 06.06.2012 at 21:58  
Rating: 10
Written by Unhealer on 05.06.2012 at 16:07

Written by R'Vannith on 05.06.2012 at 07:51

This is steadily getting better and better, my favourite is easily the short 'Black Box Messiah', bloody brilliant


It was the only song I didn't quite like at first, but after hearing it live it convinced me I danced like nuts.


I'm so jealous , I'm guessing the show was awesome ?
I wish they release a live DVD at some point .
Unhealer - 07.06.2012 at 05:38  
Rating: 9
Written by PocketMetal on 06.06.2012 at 21:58

I'm so jealous , I'm guessing the show was awesome ?
I wish they release a live DVD at some point .


They played in a cheap theater and the sound wasn't ideal for seven musicians playing on stage. They also had some problems hearing themselves which caused a couple of performance mistakes, but fuck that, I would have never imagined I'd see them live in my country (at least so soon). And it was more of a party than a show, full of freaks dancing, headbanging and moshing.
AhuiZotl. - 08.06.2012 at 03:16  
  They totally kick ass live and they are really nice guys.
Voodoo Mon Amour and Kevlar Sweethearts sound pretty good live.
Jeeers - 08.06.2012 at 14:30  
Rating: 9 This is one fuckin' impressive release!!!
My favourite song is "Black Box Messiah" - it is totally crazy
Fat & Sassy! - 09.06.2012 at 05:10  
Rating: 8 This release seems to be a bit less obnoxious than their previous releases, but I think that's a great thing. Don't get me wrong; I love this band, but I usually can't sit through a whole album of theirs without getting a little annoyed. x3 This release is much easier to swallow in one sitting though. The Latin American theme (stylistically speaking) is a breath of fresh air from this band too. I predicted that they were gonna be releasing the same album over and over since after listing to Songs for the Damned and Delirious.
Kinetic - 12.06.2012 at 08:18  
Rating: 9 At first I thought it was bland but it's growing on me now. I'm even thinking that this might be their most creative album so far.

It seems like they try to vary as much as they can at each album. And like Fat & Sassy pointed out, it has become smoother as well. Love their evolution so far. They certainly deserve a lot of respect.
Susan - 12.06.2012 at 18:15  
Rating: 9 I didn't love the 2nd album nearly as much as the first and therefore was a bit nervous about this one.

God. Damn.

This album is fucking brilliant and maybe even better than the debut. Certainly the energy has been kicked up to 11 and oooh I'm obsessing over Justice For Saint Mary. The album ends and I play that one several more times. Who knew that this band could STILL be full of surprises!!! That's really saying something. I never saw that song's ending coming in a million years.
Fat & Sassy! - 12.06.2012 at 20:26  
Rating: 8
Written by Susan on 12.06.2012 at 18:15

... I'm obsessing over Justice For Saint Mary. The album ends and I play that one several more times. Who knew that this band could STILL be full of surprises!!! That's really saying something. I never saw that song's ending coming in a million years.


Yeah, they probably think they're being cute by ending the album with a dubstep outro. xD
Unhealer - 12.06.2012 at 21:27  
Rating: 9
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 12.06.2012 at 20:26

Yeah, they probably think they're being cute by ending the album with a dubstep outro. xD


When in fact they're being awesome.
Susan - 13.06.2012 at 00:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Unhealer on 12.06.2012 at 21:27

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 12.06.2012 at 20:26

Yeah, they probably think they're being cute by ending the album with a dubstep outro. xD


When in fact they're being awesome.


Hughes - 26.06.2012 at 17:13  
Rating: 10 Wow this is frigging awesome , first time i hear about em O.O
Zaphod - 27.06.2012 at 13:06  
  Damn, I really expected instructions on how to organize a lynch mob...
Draugen - 27.06.2012 at 17:12  
Rating: 7 I seem to be part of a minority which regard Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious (phuh!) as the best DSO album yet. I generally want my avantgarde metal to be crazy and over the top in a "controlled chaos" kind of way and that is where the greatness of said album mainly came from, when the band took the formula of the debut and added drugs into the mix so to speak. I loved it.

Having said that, it therefor saddens me somewhat to see most of that craziness gone with Pandora's Piñata. Sure, it still contains a few of those moments but as a whole the album came across as too safe and restrained for me. It starts off fair enough however and it is obvious that the band members know their stuff. But as the album progressed more and more I could not help but feel that I was listening to less intriguing versions of already done concepts from previous works.
tuerda - 21.07.2012 at 18:26  
  Just listenning to this right now for the first time. My general feeling is that this is their best work yet. They used pretty much everything but the kitchen sink and threw it together in a way you would never have predicted. Contrary to what that would make you think, it all makes perfect sense and is never even slightly dissonant.
Dark†SymphonY - 24.07.2012 at 11:42  
Rating: 9 The most entertaining album of the year so far. So incredibly fun to listen to.
NocturnalStalker - 31.07.2012 at 18:23  
Rating: 9 This new album sounds more "tame" when compared to its predecessors but I still enjoy it quite a lot. I loved a lot the craziness of their earlier works but I also like this, more mature music. And surely it wouldn't be DSO if their album sounded predictable so you are bound to find some little surprises here and there when you listen to it for the first time.
One of the not-so-many albums released this year that I really enjoy listening to.
Night Sight - 10.08.2012 at 11:22  
  It is one strange album,i dont know what to say,it makes me speechless.this is strong album for sure.i dont have much interests in symphonic metal and it is a bit too much symphonic for me but it has some interesting moments that doesnt heard on many albums.exit strategy of a wrecking ball is great song maybe the best song of the album.
K†ulu - 11.08.2012 at 09:11  
Rating: 7 I don't know. DSO just fail to really impress me with their last two album. As with Sing-Along Songs, this has some interesting ideas, but somehow all this stuff feels recycled from the first album - even though there are seemingly new ideas here...
Alex Fenger - 20.08.2012 at 04:04  
Rating: 7 First DSO album and i am utterly confused. This is so odd... goddamn i love it
Mr. Doctor - 20.08.2012 at 12:09  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 20.08.2012 at 04:04

First DSO album and i am utterly confused. This is so odd... goddamn i love it


Definitely check the others out. The debut is the only one I've heard in its entirety. Mindblowing stuff.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.08.2012 at 12:42  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.08.2012 at 12:09

Written by Alex Fenger on 20.08.2012 at 04:04

First DSO album and i am utterly confused. This is so odd... goddamn i love it


Definitely check the others out. The debut is the only one I've heard in its entirety. Mindblowing stuff.


and it is still their best by quite a margin.
Ellrohir - 20.08.2012 at 12:57  
  I really liked listening to this album...it is not something i would play over and over again each day, but it is very nice music of many shapes
Candlemass - 16.09.2012 at 13:11  
Rating: 8 Very nice. Thus far my favorite of theirs.
Rhiannon - 13.03.2013 at 15:00  
Rating: 8 I loved their first one, and was very disappointed in Sing-Along... (annoying vocals, bad songs, no focus). Fortunately they fixed most of these problems here, this is a great album! Hope to see them live someday.
darklos - 06.05.2013 at 07:18  
Rating: 9 Great album
Doge of Venice - 26.06.2013 at 03:16  
Rating: 9 This album is fantastic to listen to in the car.



As a matter of fact, so are the other albums. I like this one. On first listen, I thought there wasn't a song I didn't enjoy. Upon (many) further listens,only Kevlar Sweethearts seems to drag for me. Every other is fantastic. Think I still love the debut album (there is something nice about a lot of the sections with only one or two instruments, there is a restraint that I think was a little lacking in the past 2 albums).

Still goddamn fantastic.
Lethrokai - 06.09.2013 at 11:09  
Rating: 10 Justice For Saint Mary has taken its place as one of my favourite songs of all time.
A song of beauty that transforms into something more sinister before being completely transformed in one of the most original ways I have ever seen in metal.

Every single song on this album is worth special mention, however I would buy this album just for Justice For Saint Mary. It's THAT good!
Erik M. - 31.10.2013 at 21:24  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.08.2012 at 12:09

Mindblowing stuff.


Mindblowing, yes, as in mindblowing ridiculous.

It's baffling to me that Marcel enjoys this kind of music (their debut in this case) while he hates Ayreon (for example).
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.10.2013 at 21:31  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 31.10.2013 at 21:24


It's baffling to me that Marcel enjoys this kind of music (their debut in this case) while he hates Ayreon (for example).


Because Diablo Swing Orchestra's debut is vastly superior to anything Ayreon ever did.

But the problem with Diablo Swing Orchestra is that they got weaker with every subsequent release.
Erik M. - 31.10.2013 at 21:34  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 31.10.2013 at 21:31

Because Diablo Swing Orchestra's debut is vastly superior to anything Ayreon ever did.

But the problem with Diablo Swing Orchestra is that they got weaker with every subsequent release.


Well, of course I disagree with that. Couldn't even finish listening to DSO's debut as I found the music ridiculous. Yes, still have it in my debut albums list because so many people seem to love that album, and that list isn't really subjective (in the sense that there are quite a few albums that I don't really like or even really dislike).
abysss - 30.01.2014 at 20:26  
 
Written by Susan on 12.06.2012 at 18:15

I didn't love the 2nd album nearly as much as the first and therefore was a bit nervous about this one.

God. Damn.

This album is fucking brilliant and maybe even better than the debut. Certainly the energy has been kicked up to 11 and oooh I'm obsessing over Justice For Saint Mary. The album ends and I play that one several more times. Who knew that this band could STILL be full of surprises!!! That's really saying something. I never saw that song's ending coming in a million years.



I agree, their second album wasn't as good as the first one. It's so insane at times, in a bad way. But their Latest album is quite awesome, I think I like it more than their debut album. And it definitelly deserves a better rating But the dubstep outro really, when I first heard it i was like, wtf?! is there something wrong with the sound? and I am still wtf-ing every time I hear it.
Creativinity - 19.02.2014 at 19:21  
Rating: 10 Listening to this album in the car, my stepfather who only likes stupidity like Lady Blabla and Rihanna, found this album interesting. But once Justice for Saint Mary blasted, he was in awe at the depth incorporated into this song and loved it.

This band changes people, man. It's like an experience.
Dima - 13.05.2014 at 17:17  
Rating: 6
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 31.10.2013 at 21:31


But the problem with Diablo Swing Orchestra is that they got weaker with every subsequent release.


Couldn't agree more. Why the great decline?

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