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Damnation (Ride the Madness)

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Released  September 13, 1999
Artist  Eva O
Producer  Eric Clayton
Recorded  1999
Release date  13 September 1999
Label  Massacre Records
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Damnation (Ride the Madness) 1999  Damnation/Salvation 2005
Genres  Deathrock, Gothic rock, Dark wave
Similar  Eva O albums, Deathrock albums

Eva o damnation ride the madness full album


Damnation (Ride the Madness) is the 1999 studio solo album of the American deathrock veteran musician Eva O, released on the German label Massacre Records. The album was announced as the first half of a two album set, but the sequel, to be titled Salvation (Are You Ready to Die?), was not released. Her 2005 album Damnation/Salvation includes rerecorded versions of songs from this album along with the Salvation (Are You Ready to Die?) songs.

Contents

Overview

The album deals with Eva's past in the occult world and spiritual struggles. "Damnation & Damnation II" begins with a sample depicting the four riders of the apocalypse approaching, creating an oppressive, hopeless atmosphere that characterizes the album. Common theme is Eva's struggle against hypocrisy and her existential journey between heaven and hell, a constant subject since her days as companion of now deceased Rozz Williams. The album's overall sound is dominated by her twisted vocals, harsh guitars, industrial beats, and apocalyptic folk guitar parts. Eva O criticizes Christian fundamentalists, stares into the eye of hell and preaches Crowleyan principles, all seeming as a kind of desperate mantra to exorcise her inner demons. The music is dramatic in the electro gothic tradition, laden with synthesizer strings and stately male backing vocals.

Despite the fact Eva O was a Christian at the time of the album's production and release, Massacre Records considered the album too intense for Christian bookshops.

Track listing

  1. "Damnation & Damnation II"
  2. "Damnation (part 2)"
  3. "One By One"
  4. "Blood Lust"
  5. "Panting For Love"
  6. "Beauty of Hell"
  7. "Ride the Madness"
  8. "Devil"
  9. "Complete Hell"
  10. "Stand Before The Light"

Songs

1Damnation & Damnation II4:11
2Damnation - Part 26:54
3One by One1:50

References

Damnation (Ride the Madness) Wikipedia


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