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SUSPIRIA

Goblin

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.63 | 89 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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4 stars I really love this album, and I do believe this to be the quintessential Argento film soundtrack. Also, if you haven't seen the film then you definitely should.

This album is perfectly, ominously supernatural sounding. Starting off the the title track, you get chimes, pulsing tribal-sounding percussion, and a deeply ominous sounding but engaging melody played on another set of chimes or maybe a glockenspiel (whatever it is, it sounds like your nightmares).

"Witch" is a highly tribal sounding track, complete with wailing banshee vocals, which makes this track unsettling in a way that makes it just kind of annoying to listen to by itself but goes great with the soundtrack, and for that I will respect it.

"Sighs" and it's opening track continue with the tribal sounding soundtrack tunes, but I actually like this one better. It's got a nice twang to it, if you know what I mean, and it kind of reminds me of Australia for some odd reason. It's a creepy set of tracks but I personally find them enjoyable for no clear reason.

"Markos" is a more "music" oriented track even though it's background is just a minimalist synth motif, but the bass and the percussion battle back and forth and intertwine and it's a real mess, but it is fantastic.

"Black Forest" is darkly jazzy and funky, and lets up on the creepiness a little. I could compare it to the British band IF, if they were goth-inspired. This is one of the more progressive songs on this album and is a definite standout, especially considering that this is a soundtrack.

"Blind concert" starts off with the title track motif, but then starts to get funky. Those witches that wan't to kill you apparently just want to get down on that funk. And the funk doesn't let up at all throughout this track's duration. One of my favorite components of Goblin has always been the bassist, and here you can definitely see why.

"Death Valzer" is probably my absolute favorite composition by Goblin. It's a beautiful acoustic piano waltz that almost sounds ragtime-y. I like to play this and act like I'm in a silent movie. I don't really know what to say about this track other than you should hear it and decide for yourself, but I think it is amazing in every way.

I have the disc with the bonus tracks that came with the limited edition super whatever packaging of the Suspiria film, but the other tracks are different versions of other songs on this album and I personally don't love or hate them. They just kind of... exist.

This is a great album by a great band that serves as the soundtrack for a great movie. Hear it, watch it, and enjoy.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |

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