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PACIFISTICUFFS

Diablo Swing Orchestra

 

Progressive Metal

4.18 | 85 ratings

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HarmonyDissonan
5 stars THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS THAT I'VE PICKED UP IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, EASILY!

And I've got a fairly substantial collection! So what is this album like? It would be too simple to describe it as Klezmer! That wouldn't do it justice! I would say it's got a Klezmer feel to a lot of the music within it, but there's so much more! I love the Brass, the keyboards and drums, the bass-the growling bass (my personal favorite portion of this many faceted album!) The male and female and 'grandpa' vocalists! The production value is outstanding! Although most of the music is very intricate, the quality production allows everything to be heard simultaneously. I also love the way the tempos are altered quite regularly within most of the individual tracks. It's a fun album! It's a very positive romp through a hodge-podge of stomping bliss! They intermingle seamlessly swing, jazz, classical and a touch of funk and some slight touches of down-home country bluegrass! Now if you're looking for something amazingly psychotic and to me truly inspired than look no farther, this is the album for you! It's mostly fairly hard driven, multi-personality laden music with a generous helping of brass! I love it, as well as the lyrics. Here's a taste from the opening song: Knucklehugs (Arm Yourselves With Love): ARM YOURSELVES BROTHERS AND SISTERS, ARM YOURSELVES WITH LOVE, STAND UP STRAIGHT, WALK TALL AND PROUD, TRANSCEND AND THEN RISE ABOVE. Personally I can't recommend this album enough, I just love it!

Take care and enjoy God's gift of music!

HarmonyDissonan | 5/5 |

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