"Lullabies for Lunatics" (Self-released; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


If Concrete Blonde, Dead Can Dance, and Lacuna Coil joined forces, the end result would probably sound like the spooky dissonance of New Jersey's Ghost Orgy. 

This unsettling nature of this 12-track effort is exemplified by the use of viola, which creaks in and out of tracks like "Bogota" and "Nothing" with eerie reservations. Laden with mid-tempo guitar churnings and emblazoned with an empowered female lead throat, Ghost Orgy's latest release instantaneously chills the bones and gives off that uneasy feeling that any good horror flick would. 

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"Lullabies for Lunatics" (Self-released; 2005)

Reviewed by Snidermann


As I listen to Ghost Orgy's "Lullabies for Lunatics," I really cannot believe what I am hearing: a rock band with violins and a female soprano opera singer on vocals. Weird? Yeah, ya might say that.

I really cannot say I truly liked this CD. I found the entire project too surreal and difficult to follow. The band puts forth a good effort, but it just didn't quite gel. 

Ghost Orgy does have a few things going for them: the CD title is ultra cool and the lead singer is hot. But those aren't enough to sustain an entire CD.

Ghost Orgy: Dina Concina - vocals; Meric Sarkhov - guitar; Elena Doroftei - viola; Stevie Z. - bass; R. Van Tassel - drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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