the Devil's Bris

by Aurelio Voltaire

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Anniversary 04:35
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Parade 03:58
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They Know Me 04:00
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Oweee 00:33
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Snakes 04:10
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Ravens Land 02:55
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The Chosen 04:46
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Shalom 02:32

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Aurelio Voltaire’s 1998 debut contains “When You’re Evil,” one of his most-loved tracks.

Something wicked this way comes: Voltaire. Direct from the underground New York goth scene comes this strange brew of gypsy violins, driving rhythms, sardonic wit and turn-of-the-century mayhem. Combining beautiful old-world melodies with viciously sarcastic lyrics, The Devil's Bris is the Three Penny Opera of the twenty-first century. With Wagnerian bravado and Brechtian allure, Voltaire has crafted twelve songs of love, loss, revenge and dismemberment sure to bring a smile to even the darkest of souls.


A review from 1998 in Dreams of Decadance:

The level of musicianship on The Devil’s Bris is outstanding. The music is primarily violin driven, though both the guitar and cello are also prevalent. The overall musical effect is pleasant and gothic. The disk opens with “Ex Lover’s Lover,” a bitter song in which the vocalist fantasizes about the different ways he’d like to kill his ex lovers’ current lovers. The second song, “Anniversary,” is a heartfelt love song that plays an interesting counter point to “Ex Lover’s Lover.” I liked all of the songs on Bris, especially “The Man Upstairs,” “Shalom,” and “When You’re Evil.”

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