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Babylon Mystery Orchestra - The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy of Satanic Christianity - indy - 2006

Track Listing
1. Holy Ghost
2. Pentecost
3. I, Lucifer
4. Prey For Me
5. One Way, One Truth, One Life
6. Church Of State
7. Eye Of The Needle
8. Wolf In The Fold
9. Who Mourns For Philadelphia?
10. King Of The Earth
11. Antichrist Superczar
The CD entitled "The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy of Satanic Christianity" is the third release from solo artist Sidney Allen Johnson's Babylon Mystery Orchestra. It is proclaimed to be the most controversial of BMO's previous releases and delivers on its promise to challenge orthodox thinking.

Johnson takes an unique perspective on societal religeon and its concepts throughout history. The songs "Church of State" and "Antichrist Superczar" focus on society at large and the belief that politics, sex and reliegous fear dominate our culture. "Eye of the Needle" is a song about a corrupt religeous figure who markets himself for profit.

Throughout the CD cover you will find passages from the Christian Bible, and other evangelical sources, that Johnson finds reflection in. It gives the listener an inside to his intent, his message and his mission. "Words are very important to me" says Johnson. It is clear his lyrics are his poetry in motion.

"The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy of Satanic Christianity" is instrumentally reflective shadowing notes of reminiscent roots in traditional blues-like riffs and acoustical presentation but it's gothic metal sound lies at its forefront. I'd recommend it to fans of Mudvayne and similar artists who are interested in exploring a unique gothic metal sound mixed with messages that are cast towards society's belief system as a whole.


--Heather O'Brien 04.21.06
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5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: BABYLON MYSTERY ORCHESTRA
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
On Earth As It Is In HeavenBabylon Mystery Orchestra
2004
Frank Hill5/24/2004
The Great ApostasyBabylon Mystery Orchestra
2006
Heather O'Brien4/21/2006


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ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: BABYLON MYSTERY ORCHESTRA
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
Sidney Allen JohnsonBabylon Mystery OrchestraHeather O'Brien4/20/2006


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