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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

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Symphonic Avantgarde Metal
Label: Ascendance Records
Sweden: 2009
Length: 48:13

Line-up on the CD:
Vocals: Annlouice Loegdlund
Guitars, vocals: Daniel Håkansson
Guitars, fx: Pontus Mantefors
Bass: Anders Johansson
Drums: Andreas Halvardsson
Cello Johannes Bergion

Staff review by

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!

published 06.02.2010 | Comments (17)

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Daggon - 07.02.2010 at 07:08  
Rating: 9 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.
Ellrohir - 08.02.2010 at 13:25  
  Lol...what a ridiculous cover art
Mr. Doctor - 08.02.2010 at 16:00  
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.
Ellrohir - 08.02.2010 at 16:33 is either absolutely wonderful or absolutely stupid...i cant decide right now
Umideath - 08.02.2010 at 22:42  
  What the fuck is cover art!!!!
Athropos - 12.02.2010 at 12:08  
Rating: 8 This album is f***ing crazy.
Werewulf - 02.03.2010 at 21:59  
Rating: 8 Its so fuckin great!
Introspekrieg - 03.09.2010 at 01:19  
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...
Malevolent-Jim - 28.12.2010 at 16:45  
Rating: 10 Probably one of the best albums of 2009 I think.
Kass - 11.05.2012 at 16:35  
Rating: 8 Hilarious album, the cover say it all.
lord artan - 27.06.2012 at 20:21  
Rating: 10 Cello in this album was awesome.i love's so fucking great
NocturnalStalker - 20.08.2012 at 17:36  
Rating: 9 Really diverse and well-performed album filled to the brim with pleasant melodies, exciting grooves and a healthy dose of craziness.
Rhiannon - 13.03.2013 at 15:07  
Rating: 5 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
Joe Zombie - 26.02.2015 at 10:56  
  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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