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O' Death - Broken Hymns Limb and Skin

  by Maarten Schiethart

published: 10 / 10 / 2008



O' Death - Broken Hymns Limb and Skin
Label: City Slang
Format: CD

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Mournful gypsy punk from New York five piece O' Death whose Balkan workouts eventually become like parody


Coming to terms with mortality, O'Death act like a bunch of hillbilly fiddlers lost in The Big Apple. True to New York tradition though, their jiggy Balkan workouts share common grounds with klezmer, American blues and German schlager or biergarten music. With each next snare getting struck, 'Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin' waned furthermore and halfway through listening to the album I kept hoping for this major turn to the better. The first bright moment is 'Home' where O'Death allow the polka-Balkan veil to be dropped. The central-european characteristics continue to crop up throughout 'Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin', so much so that by track #10 I felt like I was listening to a complete parody. O'Death only make me look forward to a new Kultur Shock album on Kool Arrow.



Track Listing:-
1 Low Tide
2 Fire on Peshtigo
3 Legs to Sin
4 Mountain Shifts
5 Vacant Moan
6 A Light That Does Not Dim
7 Grey Sun
8 Home
9 Leininger
10 Crawl Trough Snow
11 Ratscars
12 On an Aching Sea
13 Angeline
14 Lean-To


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