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Only Theatre of Pain


Download links and information about Only Theatre of Pain by Christian Death. This album was released in 1982 and it belongs to Rock, Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 52:21 minutes.

Artist: Christian Death
Release date: 1982
Genre: Rock, Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 52:21
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No. Title Length
1. Cavity - First Communion 4:07
2. Figurative Theater 2:41
3. Burnt Offerings 3:43
4. Mysterium Inquitatis 2:46
5. Dream for Mother 3:19
6. Stairs - Uncertain Journey 3:06
7. Spiritual Cramp 2:55
8. Romeo's Distress 3:16
9. Resurrection - Sixth Communion 3:45
10. Prayer 2:42
11. Deathwish 2:14
12. Romeo's Distress 3:22
13. Dogs 2:53
14. Desperate Hell 4:24
15. Spiritual Cramp 3:21
16. Cavity 3:47



You could call this 1982 debut album from Christian Death the birth of deathrock, or even Yankee goth. It’s a noir-flavored perversion of postpunk that finds singer Rozz Williams crooning his way through guttural appeasements atop driving rhythms, pitched noises, and droning and shuddering guitars. Meant-to-provoke notions of necrophilia, bondage, death, and incest abound, to the point of parody. But it’s basically rock ’n’ roll, the kind that rises from dark basement corners and can still scare parents. Strangely melodic tunes such as “Stairs—Uncertain Journey,” “Romeo’s Distress,” “Spiritual Camp,” and “Figurative Theater” prove the band were too formidable to dismiss.