This is the place where we get to indulge in nostalgia and wax poetic about excellent metal of years past. Today's 95th TBT brings us a vivacious group of devils that made the impossible possible with their debut album. Scroll to continue reading. From an unassuming jazzy beginning, The Butcher's Ballroom explodes into a raucous, metal-tinged good time.
Listening to The Butcher's Ballroom feels dream-like, as if you've fallen deep below into an underground speak-easy — a speak easy run by saucy, spectacular demons and other-worldly folk.
The environment is Album) immersive, you can practically feel the suspicious glares and see the cigar smoke high in the room, lit only by bright stage lamps and small tabletop candles. Vocals ranging from operatic highs and hushed, seductive lows move the tracks along in both tone and intensity, as do the myriad of both traditional and nontraditional symphonic instruments.
Aggressive cello Album) underlie somber, melancholic violin in tracks like "Heroin". The Butcher's Ballroom dances gracefully around what could have be a trope-y, image-driven disaster full of upright basses, sleeveless leather jackets, Album), and token 'hot chicks'.
Instead of aimless genre mashing for the Album) of composing an extreme track, The Butcher's Ballroom is full of actual cohesive, interesting songs. The vocals are never over-wrought, the guitars never too shreddy, the melodies never too spastic. The mix of themes is bombastic but well-executed, resulting in popular tracks such as "Balrog Boogie". Diablo Swing Orchestra. Avant-garde metal swing revival progressive metal symphonic metal experimental rock.
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