DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA "The Butcher's Ballroom"

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DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA "The Butcher's Ballroom"

Uhhhh! What kind of a music is this? Coming from Sweden, the six present us a novel and quite attractive mix of Metal with Operatic, Jazz, Mexican Mariachi... the guitars' riffs are the sole ones that keep the Metal line alive ... perhaps some battery does too... in rest, it's an innovative style, with soprano voices reminding me of Tarja.

In fact, the Metal elements remind me of Nightwish in their rapid sequences, but that is the only similitude I can make. Otherwise, thirteen very dynamic and diverse tracks, having a remarkable specific contour, dominated by that wonderful feminine voice and a brightly played keyboard oscillating between the 60's - 70's accords and the modernist ones, bombastic and fully atmospheric! The cold guitars unveil their own Latin - American beauty... and I also discover some violins that give me vertigos in the Operatic and Neoclassic background!

A damn hard to describe band, that's what it is! We have a non-conventional, nonconformist, hallucinating and very complex album unveiling influences from everywhere. I can already imagine them conceiving a true symphonic Rock opera, maybe even alongside THERION.