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THE GIRL WHO WAS... DEATH

Devil Doll

 

Heavy Prog

3.91 | 127 ratings

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lor68
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3 stars Well unfortunately all the albums by Devil Doll, including the present re-issued debut album, are controversial works!! Don't get me wrong, my evaluation is often high, as for the their creativity, in fact the compositions of this strange ensemble are quite far away from the common places. Nevertheless- in the same time- you can't find a true progression in their music, sometimes formulaic and with the strange support of a skillful vocalist, who usually exaggerates his performance: He seems almost "clownesque" in his vocalism and it could disturb me a bit, at the end!! So in some circumstances you would be convinced to change the evaluation and let it be lower...but coming back to "The girl who...", this work is close to "Sacrilegium" and quite diverse in comparison for instance to "Eliogabalus", talking about the style. Anyway their sound is always very personal and original too and the atmosphere is always scary, as well as disturbing (extremely gothic in its essence). Moreover I don't like a few (fortunately) music passages, reminding me of some Gothic Metal (cause I don't like the heavy metal music-genre so much, in general...), but it's a minor defect after all for this Italian/Slovenian band, whose ideas are often good, even though the output of their albums sometimes is uneven...as usual make your personal choice, but if you don't like the horror soundtracks probably you will erase one star from the final score!!
lor68 | 3/5 |

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