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Goblin - Zombi - Dawn of the Dead  CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.56 | 59 ratings

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3 stars Though Dawn of the Dead is one of my favourite films, I can't say the same about the Goblin soundtrack album. To be fair, this isn't necessarily Goblin's fault; George Romero deliberately used music in a range of styles, both produced for the film by Goblin and stock pieces dragged out of public domain vaults, because part of the point of the film is juxtaposing the horrors of the zombie apocalypse with the sterile atmosphere of the shopping mall within which most of the film is set, as well as bringing out the artificiality of the existence the survivors create for themselves within the mall.

Consequently, the album doesn't have a consistent, coherent mood in the same way that Suspiria or Profondo Rosso do; sometimes Goblin are playing their accustomed horror-prog, sometimes they are making a stab at hard rock, sometimes they are producing pseudo-African beats, sometimes they are playing muzak. The end result is an album which is just a collection of musical pieces as opposed to a cohesive listen in its own right. Interesting, but you'll probably find yourself skipping a track or two.

Warthur | 3/5 |


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