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THE DIVINE PUNISHMENT

Diamanda Galas

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4.00 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Deliver Me From Mine Enemies
- a. This Is The Law Of The Plague (3:48)
- b. Deliver Me From Mine Enemies (3:02)
- c. We Shall Not Accept Your Quarentine (2:39)
- d. Deliver Me (2:34)
- e. Yiati O Ozoe (3:04)

2. Psalm 22
- a. Free Among The Dead (3:49)
- b. Psalm 88 (7:34)
- c. Lamentations (2:43)
- d. Sono L'Antichristo (3:10)

Total time: 34:23

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Line-up / Musicians

- Diamanda Galas / soprano and bass voices, Hammond organs, digital and analogue synthesizers

Releases information

LP Mute STUMM 27 (1986 UK)
LP Mute/Restless 71417 (1989 USA) (out of print)
Available on CDSTUMM33 "The Divine Punishment & Saint of the Pit"; also available on 61822 "Masque of the Red Death"

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Restless Records / Mute Records 1989
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4.00
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
4 stars For those in need of an introduction, Diamanda Galás is a NY avant-garde / performance artist from Greek origins. Next to a battery of electronic sounds and piano, her most powerful instrument is her astounding voice, covering an impressive range of 3.5 octaves. She goes whispering, shrieking, singing and terrorizing through song material that ranges between modernist piano compositions and abstract experimental horror soundscapes.

The Devine Punishment is the first instalment of Galas' Masque of the Red Death trilogy around the AIDS epidemic and all the agonies and drama that it brought forth. It is the most experimental and eccentric album in the series, containing almost no repeated melodic patterns and creating a horrifying atonal experience with droning rhythms, dissonant organ effects and outrageous vocals. Galas is a classically trained artist but do not expect operatic stunts, instead she performs everything from screaming hellhounds to falsettos, cracks, whispers, growls and obsessed outrage.

Each of the 2 long pieces can be divided into a number of shorter sections of which the very last one Sono L'Antichristo has to be heard to be believed. It's a demonic prayer that eradicates all other music that wants to give shape to evil. Galas impersonates AIDS itself and presents it as a curse of the antichrist. In 12 lines, repeated in a hysterical craze, she presents herself as la prova, la sanzione, la pestilenza and 9 other Italian nouns for everything that is threatening and abominable.

Needless to say the lyrical content is essential to understand and appreciate this piece. It is as much a performance as it is music. Actually, this will not pass for music to many people. But the agonizing power of it is unmatched and has to be heard. The next chapter in the series might be a better place to start though.

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4 stars Look what I just found lurking away in a dark corner of the Archives. Prog rock eh? You must be joking? A beautiful and terrifying album. Diabolical - but in a good way. Unexplainably alien singing from the startlingly scary but sexy Diamanda Galas. Ritualistic dark ambience from someone wh ... (read more)

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