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Karaboudjan - Sbrodj reviewed by: Souldestroyer

Track Listing
1. Plan 714 Till Sydney
2. Den Svarta Ön
3. Den Mystiska Stjärnan
What can I say? Dan Swano is the fucking man!!!!!!!! Why is it that everytime I get an Album from Dan, it just sends me for a loop? In too many bands to name here, His musical genius is felt everywhere. From BloodBath to old Edge of Sanity, the madness of Dan Swano never stops. Karaboudjan starts off where Pan-Thy-Monium left off in weirdness. This album feels like one big dominating bass line. With awesome guitar leads, add strange samples and killer synths and you have this wonderful creation. Although "Plan 714 til Sydney" was already on Relapse's Solid Compilation. Den Svarta Ön has a crazy little carribean sounding break which has a cool 80's sounding guitar lead which gets me cracking up everytime. Pure Genius, Pure fucking Genius.

Rating 9 out of 10 (gave the 9 for only being 3 songs) --Souldestroyer 1.27.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
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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SbrodjKaraboudjan
2001
Nate Turpin2/27/2003


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