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Divine Right of Kings

by Babylon Mystery Orchestra

Haunting and Powerful Heavy Metal with orchestral accompaniment and insightful lyrics written around prophetic themes.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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1. A Habitation of Devils
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2. We Are Power
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3. Road to Madness
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4. Whore
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5. Its My Right
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6. Savages With Cash
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7. Save My Soul
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8. Evado Eversor
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9. Mourning Glory
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10. Divine Justice
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11. Crestfallen
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Tragedy: Defined by Websters Dictionary as a serious play with an uhappy ending. So it is with the debut release from Babylon Mystery Orchestra. "Divine Right Of Kings" explores the ultimate American tragedy in this most unusual heavy metal opus.

Never before has anyone dared to merge the worlds of politics and religion with such daring language ripped from todays headlines. Yet it's a story 2000 years in the making. Is America to be found in the frightening words of Biblical Prophecy? Is she ultimately hopelessly doomed to destruction for having betrayed......GOD?

From the powerful arrogance of the opening track "We Are Power" we see this superpower of all time: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT a lone superstate that all the wealth and power in the world emanates from. As our story unfolds we see that though she may have no apparent enemies to her face she has many to be found in herself. "Road to Madness" shows her people in a state of confusion. "Whore" shows her wicked lust for money. Has there ever been a song about the stock market before? "Its My Right" reveals the wonderful world of infighting over politics. Yet with "Savages With Cash" Mystery Babylon shows the full extent of her evil. She places many gods over the one true God that gave her her high place. Idolatry in its highest form: worshipping her own celebrities and ultimately worshipping the nationstate itself.

But no tragedy would be complete without an introspective look into how all these things affect the individual. "Save My Soul" and "Evado Eversor" offer two totally different responses to the situation.
With "Mourning Glory" and "Divine Justice" the great empire is Judged and ultimately reaps her reward. The reward for the listener is "Crestfallen" a melancholy soliloquy that eulogizes the lost empire.

Along the way all sort of musical twists and turns guide the listener through the tale, employing violins, violas, cellos.
Divine Right of Kings: Hear it today.....Live it tomorrow.
Divine Right Of Kings comes packaged with a full booklet of additional text and lyrics.

Babylon Mystery Orchestra is based in Greenville, Alabama in the southern part of Mystery Babylon The Great.


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Calvin

Definitely check this out
This is an interesting listen from start to finish. It has a very heavy sound a lot like Black Sabbath. But each song is unique in its own way. There are a lot of interesting ideas in here especially the song Savages With Cash. Quite a surprise to find.

welborn, wisconsin

good doomy, gothic, intelligent lyrics
Sidney's music is pretty, really good for a one man band. His style is doomy, gothic, rythmic metal that draws you in and bewitches you so pretty soon your hooked. Kind of like a drug or a woman or something, only this type of enchantment is morally acceptable because it is edifying christian music! His lyrics are thoughtful and intelligent, and his low-bass quirky voice is perfect for the rest of the doomy instrumentation.
If you do not buy this music you will one day get to the end of your life as a deficient individual, for you will have unknowingly or knowingly missed something that could have filled a hole in your pysche and enriched your human experience. Seriously, this music will make you wax poetic and insightful, which will be fun as hell for you but irritating for those around you!
-Strongly Recommend!

BRAD Kentucky FT. Lauderdale WITT

WE ARE POWER is A FUCKING AWESOME SONG ! !
this CD ROCKS !! I LOVE THE singers VOICE!!!

Rage of Achilles

Babylon Rocks!
This puts the weight into heavy. "We are Power" says BMO and its true. I had no real idea what to expect but the website looked interesting so I gave it a shot. I was blown away and so will you be.

Rage of Achilles

Babylon Rocks!
This puts the weight into heavy. "We are Power" says BMO and its true. I had no real idea what to expect but the website looked interesting so I gave it a shot. I was blown away and so will you be.

Janvier R

Babylon Mystery Orchestra's first album is an unforgettable experience.
"Divine Right Of Kings" is a welcome refresher in the quickly stagnating genre that is gothic metal. From the opener, A Habitation of Devils, to the closing notes of Crestfallen, the slow, almost doom-infused drone that is Sidney Allen Johnson's Babylon Mystery Orchestra is, simply put, hyptnotizing. Also noteworthy are the lyrics, which have something to say, and say it well. They are uncompromising and clear, without becoming preachy. A very nicely done album!

Check out tips: We Are Power, Road To Madness, It's My Right, Mourning Glory

Metal Crypt

A very impressive album, highly recommended, if you think you can take it.
I must say this is a very impressive-sounding album, with its omnipresent severe overtone that grabs your attention right from the first note up until the very end. The lyrical content is very mature, it is obvious by the quality of the writing that a lot of thought went into the lyrics. You have to be open-minded to stomach some of the content, especially if you're an American national (the cover art is a good indication of what's inside.) There's a lot of biblical references, although this is not Christian metal with the preaching stuff or what have you - at least the way I interpreted it, the passages used are simply there to help convey the strong message. The vocals and the music are tightly coupled together on this album, and the lyrics just add to the power of the music - you just can't ignore them.

Vic Tzougrakis

This is a band that really has something to say.
First thing we notice is the fine quality of the music, which is based on Gothic forms but also contains enough Metal stuff, it's slow and melodic at times, faster and more catchy at others, but always good, full of negative emotions and this works for the album. Another thing that has to be mentioned is the subject of the lyrics, which deals with society, and his native country in general. Some keyboards here and there are simply enriching the atmosphere and make the album even more interesting. The production is also very good, clear and powerful enough, and this is another big plus for the album. Definitely an album that has to be listened a couple of times before you reveal all it's secrets, and read the lyrics thoroughly.

Christine Parastatidou

YOU ALL OUT THERE MUST HAVE THIS CD!!!!
So, Babylon Mystery Orchestra is one man's work. Behind everything (music, lyrics, performance, production and all kinds of arrangements) can be found one and only man and this is no other than Sidney Allen Johnson. There are some promos like this, that when they get into my hands and listen to them I really feel honoured for having the chance to present it in public. Their music? Easy...how do you think a mixture of Sisters Of Mercy with Kiss would sound? That's exactly what we have here. The music is closer to Sisters Of Mercy musically and the solos and a little bit more hard rock/heavy sounding. Don't worry! the CD is metal from the first till the last minute. Don't get any weird ideas that we are talking for a gothic band here. nothing like that. From whatever aspect if we look and "examine" this CD only positive things we can find. It's a self financed release, however many official releases from labels would be jealous of its quality. A very professional and hard work was done here. the production is very good and clear as well. the last thing I want to point out is the lyrics... I have to give my sincere congratulations and express my admiration to Sidney, because he has done a terrific job! They are very caustic and they hit the root of the problem. He is not afraid to express his ideas and he is a skeptic. What else is there to be said? I can't stop listening to this release...So, my advice? GO AND HAVE IT!!!!