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4.79 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 60% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Seven Sigils
2. The Book of Los
3. Apparitions I
4. Supplicant
5. Tabula Smaragdina
6. Apparitions II
7. The Changeling
8. Warlock
9. Apparitions III

Line-up / Musicians

Marc Ribot - guitars,
Mike Patton - vocals
Joey Baron - drums
Trevor Dunn - bass
John Zorn - sax

Releases information

CD: Tzadik 7386

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MOONCHILD TRIO Ipsissimus ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(60%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
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Review by snobb
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5 stars This is it! Most interesting Zorn-associated album of year 2010 and strong candidate to my year's top-5!

Newest to time John Zorn's project is most capable in my opinion between his existing bands for today. This release is their peak, condensed energy, groove and freaky magnetism!

Just try to imagine very groovy heavy metal (not hardcore!), played by NY downtown avant -jazz musicians with Mike Patton on vocals. This is it, this album. (For those not familiar with Patton vocals abilities I just can say there on this album he sings mostly on Diamanda Galas manner).

Music itself is very groovy, with Trevor Dunn's bass in the front of all sound. But there are no free improvs, generally music is composed according to metal prog rules. Marc Ribot's guitar is a bit on the second plan, but there are plenty of soloing and even scratching . Beside of groovy nature, album has drive, and all compositions just catch you from very first sounds.

Just to finish the picture please note there are many of growling Patton's vocals on this album as well!I am not a big fan of metal prog, and I like growling even less, but believe me - on this album it works!

My rating is 4,5, rounded to 5!

P.S. Listen to "Warlock" first - it's masterpiece!

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