After the mass critical success of Diablo Swing Orchestra's 2006 debut album, the Swedish avant-garde band had a lot to live up to now that the element of WTF was no longer in their favor.
The 2009 sophomore album Sing Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious meets all expectations and then some. Like a headbanger's version of Squirrel Nut Zippers tattooed in candy colored pentagrams and sipping tea from clown skulls, DSO have tightened the loose screws in their outlandish cartoony sound. As eclectic as they are, they don't let gloaty musicianship get in the way of solid, melodic songwriting.
4½ Gangkrig's out of 5