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SUSPIRIA (OST)

Goblin

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.71 | 151 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is one of many Horror-Movie soundtracks that GOBLIN did over the years.This is considered by many (including the band) to be their best. My overall thoughts on it are very similar to UMUR's. Disappointment is the word. Considering that I own a lot of albums that are in this dark, haunting style I was expecting much more than I got. I'll just stick with the original tracks because the bonus tracks did little for me.There's mellotron on three tracks. By the way i'm not a fan at all of Horror movies so the pictures inside of a woman with needles in her eyes or the one hanging, covered in blood is a complete turn off. Just saying. And I realize this has nothing to do with the music i'm reviewing.

"Suspira" opens with keyboards as these sinister whispered words join in then a beat. A change 2 1/2 minutes in as we get an uptempo melody. Another change before 4 1/2 minutes as the original soundscape returns to end it. "Witch" opens with the wind blowing as loud percussion sounds and eerie vocal expressions join in. "Opening The Sighs" is a short piece that builds in intensity until it ends suddenly.

"Sighs" features haunting voices then the music joins in before a minute. "Markos" is a cool song with lots of electronics that builds. "Black Forest / Blind Concert" opens with acoustic guitar as keys, synths then drums before 2 minutes join in. It sounds like sax too.The guitar comes in ripping it up before 3 1/2 minutes. It settles right down 6 1/2 minutes in. A beat arrives after 7 minutes. I like the drumming here. Keys to the fore 10 minutes in, guitar too. Great track ! "Death Valzer" features piano throughout.

"Roller" is my favourite GOBLIN album, their soundtrack recordings just don't do a lot for me. "Heresi" and "Les Morts Vont Vite" and many others are much more inventive and haunting.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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