Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIAMANDA GALÁS / You Must Be Certain of the Devil (1988)

If you value your hearing, don't sit too close to your speaker as this album starts or Galás' version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot will take it from you.  It flows sharply into the second track which begins the transformation into a more traditional album makeup, with actual music!  She still howls like a banshee when necessary to get the point across but its gospel influenced weirdness is more easily accessible than the two accompanying albums that came before.
She sounds like she’s dying on the closing track, which is somewhat unsettling.

Songs of Note: Double-Barrel Prayer; Let's Not Chat About Despair

4 winged fatalities out of 5

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