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THE GIRL WHO WAS... DEATH

Devil Doll

 

Heavy Prog

3.89 | 104 ratings

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The Crow
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5 stars The first official Mr. Doctor's release, made after the still unreleased The Mark of the Beast... And his first absolute masterpiece!

In The Girl Who Was... Death you will find all the elements that make the Devil Doll's music so special... The true original way of singing (or speaking) Mr. Doctor has, the marvellous orchestral arrangements (the strings are great, and so are the Eduardo Beato pianos...), the classical music influences, and some heavy riffs mixed with this odd and obscure feeling this music has.

This album (or song...) is structured like a kind of symphony, with a main theme around the whole song is constructed... This is just what a good progressive song should be! But the wealth of the music included here is beyond the frontiers of progressive... Or course you can give this music the name of progressive... But also classical, dark, ambiental, cinematic, gothic... Devil Doll is just the representation of the brilliant and rich mind Mr. Doctor's mind, and it's really difficult to describe it in just a few words.

The style of The Girl Who Was... Death is the typical from Devil Doll. Maybe a bit heavier than the rest of the discography, and less ambiental and not so dramatic like the following Eliogabalus, but with more quality in my opinion. I dare to say that after the incredible Dies Irae, this is the best Devil Doll's efforth... And of course, the sound and the production of the album are brilliant, like every Mr. Doctor's work. Every instrument (and there are manhy of them...) sounds cristal clear, not only the strings and keyboads, but also the strong drums and powerful bass. This album could have been made yesterday, because its timeless style and its marvellous production, wich still sounds really actual, although this album was made almost 20 years ago.

Conclusion: the first Devil Doll's masterpiece... If you are interested in hearing something really different, beyond the frontiers of progressive rock then you should try this album. And if you like the dark sounds, with a lot of classical, old movies and heavy influences, then Devil Doll is your group, and The Girl Who Was... Death is a perfect album to start with them. An unique, genuine and unrepeatable band!

My rating: *****

The Crow | 5/5 |

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