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Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom CD (album) cover

THE BUTCHER'S BALLROOM

Diablo Swing Orchestra

 

Progressive Metal

3.93 | 149 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars Diablo Swing Orchestra's basic schtick was pretty well codified on this debut album: take some lukewarm metal, apply influences from prog and swing, ladle on some operatic vocals and serve with melodrama. It's fun and all, but I find it wears thin over the course of an entire album taking this general approach. The Orchestra is clearly a technically gifted crew, though, and individual songs are enjoyable in small doses, but it feels like a mash-up too far - like if they did opera-swing, or metal opera, or swing metal, it'd work better than this attempt at operatic swing metal.

The album was made freely available via Creative Commons, though, so no harm in checking it out to see if it's more to your taste than mine.

Warthur | 3/5 |

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