Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious


8.4 | 400 votes |
Release date: 21 September 2009
Style: Avantgarde metal, Symphonic metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. A Tapdancer's Dilemma
02. A Rancid Romance
03. Lucy Fears The Morning Star
04. Bedlam Sticks
05. New World Widows
06. Siberian Love Affairs
07. Vodka Inferno
08. Memoirs Of A Roadkill
09. Ricerca Dell'Anima
10. Stratosphere Serenade

Disc II [DVD]
+ Based On A True Story
+ Balrog Boogie 8 Bit Version

The Best Post-Metal/Avantgarde Metal Album Of 2009

Line-up
Annlouice Loegdlund - vocals
Daniel Håkansson - guitars, vocals
Pontus Mantefors - guitars, effects, synths
Andreas Halvardsson - drums
Johannes Bergion - cello, backing vocals
Anders Johansson (II) - bass

Session musicians
Martin Isaksson - trumpet
Daniel Hedin - trombone

Guest musicians
Kosma Ranuer - vocals

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
8.8
2006 was the year of THE discovery, and Metal Storm was probably the first magazine to review Diablo Swing Orchestra and predict a wonderful future success to the band. I remember the day when I first listened to the band and said "what the hell is that?", for sure The Butcher's Ballroom was a great surprise and one of the most unexpected album of the last 10 years… I was awaiting a lot their new release, Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious, with a little fear to be honest, the level of the previous release being extremely high but now that I listened this release a lot of time, I can tell you that Diablo Swing Orchestra didn't miss the goal one more time!

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published 06.02.2010 | Comments (17)

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07.02.2010 - 07:08
Rating: 9
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
I'll quote myself this time:
"I like it even more than "The Butcher's Ballroom". They did all what I wanted them to do: become more aggressive, shorten the number of songs, more male singing, and more experimentation. Also they are more experienced musicians than before. They did it!"

TBB is a great album, really, but sometimes I find it too long, so, this one is well balanced. And c'mon, yes, the album is crazier, but they aren't at the Unexpect crazyness level, which a good thing for this band, they still have their very own sound.

BTW, this guys are very nice, I met them last year and they were really kind to me and my friends.
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08.02.2010 - 13:25
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Lol...what a ridiculous cover art
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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08.02.2010 - 16:00
Rating: 8
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Ellrohir on 08.02.2010 at 13:25

Lol...what a ridiculous cover art


In the good way or the bad way?

Because I really think that the cover is perfect for the music. I would love to see more original ideas instead of a forest at night.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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08.02.2010 - 16:33
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Dunno...it is either absolutely wonderful or absolutely stupid...i cant decide right now
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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08.02.2010 - 22:42
Umideath
What the fuck is cover art!!!!
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12.02.2010 - 12:08
Rating: 6
Athropos
Burning inside
This album is f***ing crazy.
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02.03.2010 - 21:59
Rating: 8
Werewulf
Its so fuckin great!
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03.09.2010 - 01:19
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Written by Daggon on 07.02.2010 at 07:08

BTW, this guys are very nice, I met them last year and they were really kind to me and my friends.


Yes I will vouch for that, nicest musicians I've ever met. I think I am in love with Annlouice...
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28.12.2010 - 16:45
Rating: 10
Malevolent-Jim
Probably one of the best albums of 2009 I think.
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11.05.2012 - 16:35
JD
Account deleted
Hilarious album, the cover say it all.
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27.06.2012 - 20:21
Rating: 10
lord artan
Cello in this album was awesome.i love that.it's so fucking great
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20.08.2012 - 17:36
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Really diverse and well-performed album filled to the brim with pleasant melodies, exciting grooves and a healthy dose of craziness.
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We are who we're afraid to be"
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13.03.2013 - 15:07
Rhiannon
Account deleted
Huge disappointment after the The Butcher's Ballroom. Most of the songs are an unfocused mess, and Annlouice's vocals are really annoying, almost unbearable. I don't know why she changed her singing style, it was much more smooth on the previous album. I don't like the male opera singer either. The only good song is Stratosphere Serenade, because it's mostly instrumental
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26.02.2015 - 10:56
Joe Zombie
This group is a new discovery for me. I love what I heard from this album, although the vocals aren't particularly my favorite. Regardless, this is some damn fine music and very refreshing. Just what I needed to hear.
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20.10.2015 - 03:44
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Daggon on 07.02.2010 at 07:08

TBB is a great album, really, but sometimes I find it too long, so, this one is well balanced. And c'mon, yes, the album is crazier, but they aren't at the Unexpect crazyness level, which a good thing for this band, they still have their very own sound.

This isn't "crazy" at all, not even comparable to Unexpect
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20.08.2019 - 13:18
Rating: 8
Paulh
Not as consistently strong as TBB IMO, but still a great listen.

8.5/10 leaning towards an 8.
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05.10.2020 - 18:26
Rating: 8
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
It's quite different from The Butcher's Ballroom. The debut had a more elegant and seductive approach in its weirdness which kept you engaged the whole time. This album in turn is more agressive and more exprimental in the vocal department. This leads to more extravangant and circus-like moments which make me wonder if they were getting weird simply for the sake of getting weird. Ít has a more silly vibe to it than the debut. The experimentation on this album makes it less catchy which isn't necessarily a bad thing with avantgarde acts like this one. They were clearly working hard on the songwriting and I think it is cohesive enough. There are just some odd moments here and there with the vocals. Some of Annlouice's high-pitched voices can be a bit too much, same with the really-deep male vocals.
The last track is excellent but I expected a more bombastic finale given how the last track of the debut was simply brilliant and so in-your-face. It's also a bummer that the best track off this album is the first song "A Tapdancer's Dilemma" which is easily top 5 the band has ever written.

All in all I'm gonna go with the low end of the 8 mark. I'm having the feeling that this is a grower.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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