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Paul Chain Violet Theatre : Detaching From Satan

It all began when Paul Chain split with Death SS to form his own band. Owing to a combination of managerial differences between Paul and Steve Sylvester, the other main man behind Death SS, and the immense amount of musical ideas swirling around inside Paul Chain's head, the split was inevitable.

'Detaching from Satan' was Paul Chain's first release as a solo artist. Just like with Death SS this album focuses on the mythological and provocative. But the opposition of basic belief can be seen in the title of the album; a title like 'Detaching from Satan' could easily been seen as a thinly veiled allegory of "detaching from Death SS".

Paul Chain here plays what he has always been so famous for: his own brand of doom rock. Church organs, church choirs and other more electric melodies are fitted into the doom rock to make it sound truly unique. Paul's multi functional voice creates a wide variety of vocals, some of which are hard to compare to any other in the same genre. Combining these elements to make an occult atmosphere truly make this guy and his chosen lineup stand aside from the rest.

I guess it could be safely said that although most doom rock fans would clearly recognize the music, they could also find something new and interesting in it. Fans of Paul Chain's other works should be especially interested. This album is the transition from Death SS to a true artistic freedom on Paul's behalf. With that in mind it's a really special experience, not to be missed!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Occultism
2. Armageddon
3. Voyage to Hell
4. 17 Day

Duration : Approx. 24 minutes

Visit the Paul Chain Violet Theatre bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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