Official Page: http://www.diabloswing.com/
NB: The above link will take you to a promotional page for the new album for the band, however in the top right corner you’ll notice links to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Myspace etc.
I remember who introduced this band to me but I can’t remember when exactly or how but I do remember a drive back from Southampton to Tring (best part of 90 miles) and listening to most of the first album while Joe (driver and introducer to band) played fuel light bingo (stuck on M25 and slowly running out) … That’s when I fell in love with the album and the band.
Now DSO have a very distinct sound to their music and it’s one that you have to be patient and equally barmy at the same time to appreciate. Welcome to the world of experimental metal or as most often referred to in the industry as ‘Avant-Garde’ Metal.
Trumpet, Trombone, Cello, The usual mix of Drums and Guitars, a Synth as well as an Operatic lead vocalist. All combined to make the most spectacularly different yet brilliant music I think I have ever heard or at least in my Library.
3 albums later and they still have the same eclectic mix of talent.
Now I hope I’m gonna be right in making an assumption and like most fans on hearing the first song from the first album didn’t sell me on the band, It’s now one of my favourite songs by them. Quite rightly so I think, sung in latin and named ‘Balrog Boogie’ it is the first showcase of Annlouice Loegdlund and her Operatic talents.
And it just kept getting better.
2009 was the release of the second album and ‘A Tap Dancer’s Dilemma’ is to this day my all time favourite song by them.
So I’m going to leave you with both introductory songs from both albums to let you all make up your own minds.
From: ‘The Butchers Ballroom’ – ‘Balrog Boogie’;
From: ‘Sing Along Songs For The Damned and Delirious’ – ‘A Tap Dancer’s Dilemma’;