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THE SACRILEGE OF FATAL ARMS

Devil Doll

 

Heavy Prog

3.75 | 61 ratings

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loserboy
Prog Reviewer
3 stars The music of DEVIL DOLL is something very special and each album of theirs remains some of the most original gothic prog work ever done. This was apparently a fan club only re-release and the sleeve warns that "this music can alter your mental health". An orchestra tunes up, some polite applause and then a Sousa-style march that is interrupted by some mob sounds... wow and then it gets going. Strings and organ accompany sinister chants in a liturgy of the damned that turns into a stunning GOBLIN-esque prog workout. It's a crime that some horror film director didn't grab these guys cause they make some of the most tense, evocative evil soundtrack music I have ever heard. They actually make Italy's GOBLIN sound like the happy hour in relation to this music darkness. About 6 minutes into it, the DEVIL DOLL we all know and love starts to materialise, with the unmistakable strains of Mr. Doctor's hissed/whispered/growled vocals taking over and leading the listener through a surreal maze of terror and insanity. While one is listening, one can clearly hear influences of gothic-rock, progressive-rock, classical music, theatrical music, chamber music, soundtracks of old horror movies, opera and church music. There is simply no such category in which one could neatly and safely place DEVIL DOLL, unless you name category itself as DEVIL DOLL.
loserboy | 3/5 |

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