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Music Spotlight: Review of Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

I’ve been waiting in anticipation for this album and the film.  Sadly, I feel this album hits a sophomore slump (as many series and artists do).

The songs, while stylish, are nowhere near as catchy as it’s predecessor.

The first album was so enthralling, I didn’t need to see the film (though I obviously did several times over).  As I wrote in a music spotlight article I did once, I still can’t decide if “In All My Dreams I Drown” is sexy or creepy because it seems to be both.

The tone of this album seems to have gotten away from the rich mixture of horror, madness, and music which Repo and the first Devil’s Carnival did so well.  It feels as though they are trying to make some kind of statement about Heaven’s dark side being very cold, shallow, and empty (much like Hollywood in general) and that could be brilliant.

However, the previous soundtracks mentioned above work so well that I enjoyed each of them fully before seeing their associated films.  Were this any other creative team, I would consider this a much better soundtrack, but I know this team is amazing and they’ve set the bar really high for themselves.

I hope the movie ties this together better and I remain a fan.