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Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom

8.6 | 505 votes |
Release date: 2006
Style: Avantgarde metal, Symphonic metal


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Act #1
01. Balrog Boogie
02. Heroines
03. Poetic Pitbull Revolutions
04. Rag Doll Physics
05. D'Angelo
06. Velvet Embracer

Act #2
07. Gunpowder Chant
08. Infralove
09. Wedding March For A Bullet
10. Qualms Of Conscience
11. Zodiac Virtues
12. Porcelain Judas
13. Pink Noise Waltz

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Additional info
Released through Guillotine Grooves.

Staff review by
Music like this doesn't come out that often; nowadays, in the metal scene, everyone seems to be doing what bands from the 80's and early 90's already shaped, most metal music kept recycling itself over and over again until we sadly got used to that fact without minding much. When a band like D:S:O suddenly appears and breaks the whole metal scheme with such an original sound and renewed vibe, I just can't help to be utterly impressed as I am right now.

published 12.12.2006 | Comments (64)

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31.03.2012 - 07:18
Rating: 10
I just want to get up and do a jig! Groovy and elegant. A perfect combination! A+
10.06.2012 - 14:15
Rating: 10
Shit still blows me away ........
19.08.2012 - 14:40
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
DSO's debut still sounds fresh and exciting even now, after quite some years.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
01.11.2012 - 21:01
Rating: 10
High Fist Prog
Not a fan of the female vocals but otherwise superbly jazzy
04.10.2013 - 05:18
Rating: 10
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
One of the strangest and coolest album that I hear in my entire life with very high content and fresh too .
Symphonic flamenco jazz "swing revival" heavy progressive "experimental" Avant-garde metal ...
Stop seeing things and people in a binary way. Everything has its own spectrum and complexity. Be patient and learn about the world.
02.05.2014 - 11:30
Rating: 7
More interesting than most of their symphonic contemporaries. The album seems to pull from different musical genres all over the world from different periods of time. While it creates a unique listening experience, they pull off some of the styles better than others.
27.11.2015 - 02:58
Rating: 5
This is disturbing, confusing music. I checked it out caz it was in the top 200. but a complete borefest for me. and annoying too for the most part
24.03.2022 - 12:37
Rating: 9
'Balrog Boogie' is great fun

The rest of the album ranges from good to very good. Tracks 7-9 are a standout though.
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17.10.2023 - 20:27
Rating: 8
Very good fusion metal. The song heroines have got such a good base line.
Leeches everywhere.

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