The Divine Punishment

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The Divine Punishment
Diamanda Galas The Divine Punishment.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 1986 (1986-06-30)
Recorded
GenreAvant-garde
Length32:47
LabelMute
ProducerDave Hunt
Diamanda Galás chronology
Diamanda Galas
(1984)
The Divine Punishment
(1986)
Saint of the Pit
(1986)

The Divine Punishment is the third album by American avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás, released on June 30, 1986 by record label Mute.

Content[edit]

The Divine Punishment is the first instalment of her "Masque of the Red Death" trilogy about the AIDS epidemic. In this instalment, she focuses on interpretations of Old Testament scripture.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

AllMusic has retrospectively praised the album, describing it as "compelling but brutal. An ugly, brooding masterpiece."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Diamanda Galás.

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Deliver Me From Mine Enemies" (I. This Is the Law of the Plague/II. Deliver Me From Mine Enemies/
III. We Shall not Accept Your Quarantine/IV. Εξελόυμε/V. Γιατί, Ό Θεός?/VI. Psalm 22)
19:15
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Free Among the Dead" (I. Psalm 88/II. Lamentations/III. Sono L'Antichristo)13:32

Personnel[edit]

Production and additional personnel

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1986 Mute LP stumm 27
United States Mute 71417

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenny, Glenn; Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Diamanda Galas". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Dougan, John. "Divine Punishment". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2015.

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