Christian Death – Catastrophe Ballet
Christian Death is an American band formed in Los Angeles County, California, in 1979 by Rozz Williams. The band’s style is considered gothic rock, deathrock and art punk. According to AllMusic, Christian Death’s music “relied on slow, doomy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths”, with their lyrics involving shock value and are often about topics like “blasphemy, morbidity, drug use, and sexual perversity. Catastrophe Ballet is their second album, released in 1984. It showed a richer, less harsh side to Williams’ vocal stylings, with more influence from David Bowie and Lou Reed. Rather than the occult-oriented lyrics from the first album, the singer showed a new-found interest in Surrealism and the Dada movement. Kand, Demone and Glass shared these interests, and the synergy between them helped cultivate the musical change from the old band’s murky, dark punk to a more elegant, romantic strain of guitar-driven rock.
30th Anniversary Limited Edition
Label: Season Of Mist
Cat. # SOM 197LP