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The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy Of Satanic Christianity

by Babylon Mystery Orchestra

A conceptual blend of classic and gothic hard rock/heavy metal about the deception flourishing in the most sacred of institutions....the Christian church.
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3. I, Lucifer
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5. One Way, One Truth, One Life
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6. Church Of State
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9. Who Mourns For Philadelphia?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Babylon Mystery Orchestra's third CD is a creative and critical masterpiece! To call this CD deep and thought provoking would be a considerable understatement.
Perhaps there is no greater fear than that which comes when you suspect everything at the heart of your deepest felt beliefs is a lie. Even worse is the revelation that an "intelligent design" was behind it from the very beginning, constructing an apparatus to deceive you thousands of years before you were born. It is upon this foundation that Babylon Mystery Orchestra has built its latest opus, "The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy of Satanic Christianity."
From the very beginning we see the church, not as a sanctuary from evil, but as a target for it!!
2000 years of conspiracies are given voice in an exploration of how Christianity's history and destiny have been affected by the very force it was meant to oppose.
Are the churches, in fact, an apparatus of Satan himself?
From the satanic infiltration of the church from its inception, through such modern issues as pedophile priests, Sidney Allen Johnson's compositions delve deep into the single most influential institution in the history of the world.
"The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy Of Satanic Christianity" comes with packaging that is second to none! A full color 20 page booklet is included with all lyrics and additional texts.
Babylon Mystery Orchestra play gothic hard rock/heavy metal with particular interest in unusual subject matter. This is the third and possibly most controversial Babylon Mystery Orchestra release.


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AngelicWarlord.com

Gothic Metal
Babylon Mystery Orchestra is a one man project under the guidance of a vocalist, guitarist and composer by the name of Sydney Allen Johnson. Getting started in 2003 with the full length debut Divine Right Of Kings, a concept album dealing with America’s role in Biblical prophecy as the doomed “Mystery Babylon The Great”, BMO returned one year later with On Earth As It Is In Heaven, another conceptual effort that traced the 4000 year history of rock n’ roll along with the diabolic origins of music. The Great Apostasy: A Conspiracy Of Satanic Christianity, the latest endeavor from BMO, is also a concept album but this time revolving around the theme that the church, from its inception, has been attacked and manipulated by Satan and his principalities and angelic followers. It is the contention of the artist that the church has been the place where Satan has expended most of his power and influence over the centuries, getting the church as organized and centralized as possible for his purposes. In the words of Johnson, “His (Satan) prime directive is to lead as many people away from God as possible. The churches are where the people seeking God go.....and so does he!” He further summarizes, “It is the intention of the record to show that the church is not a sanctuary from evil but, in fact, its primary target.”

The best way to describe The Great Apostasy would be a hybrid of gothic and doom metal with some classic hard rock elements thrown in. The album, for example, is built upon a foundation of dark and atmospheric mid-tempo plodders such as “Holy Ghost”, “Prey For Me”, “Church Of State” and “King Of The Earth”, a powerful of a track as you will ever find. The presence of acoustic guitar, at the same time, helps lend to the bands classic rock influence, a trend showcased on “One Way, One Truth, One Life” and the stunning ballad “Who Mourns For Philadelphia”. “Pentecost” and the hook driven “Wolf In The Fold”, on the other hand, deliver a faster and more up-tempo sound while ten minute album closer “Antichrist Superczar” gives rise to an almost progressive feel.

Brad Bowman

Musically this has got to be Babylon Mystery Orchestra's crowning achievement.
Sidney Allen Johnson has proven to me over the years with his first two Babylon Mystery Orchestra releases that he is super talented.With the latest incarnation "The Great Apostasy" not only does he once again show us that he is talented he also now shows that he is an absolute musical and song writing genius. The songs on "The Great Apostasy" deal with the thought that the Christianity we believe in
and cherish now was actually nothing but a great deception conceived long ago. I have to really commend Sidney Allen Johnson for such thought provoking lyrics and the hours upon hours of time it probably took to get all of these thoughts onto paper and eventually into songs. Musically this has got to be Babylon Mystery Orchestra's crowning achievement. The music is not only hard hitting but very
diverse and sometimes very catchy especially on songs such as "Prey For Me".But there are also songs like One Way, One Truth, One Life which have the beautiful infusion of Hard Rock with some eliquent synthesizer and beautiful acoustic guitar. Eye Of The Needle has some very thought provoking lyrics that deal with two points of view from both sides of the coin and that is homosexuality and Christianity. Overall I'd have to say that the music on "The Great Apostasy" sounds alot like Babylon Mystery Orchestra which to me is an overwhelming achievement in this day and age and that is to create your own sound and your own persona and stick to it. Again I'll state again that this is a very serious thought provoking album with some of the best acompanying music you'll ever hear. I would recommend this album to anyone who wants to listen to music that's very
fresh but also craves a message that will keep your mind going at full tilt.

Pascal Thiel

BMO delivers once again a concept album that is not only well thought through, b
The subtitle Conspiracy Of Satanic Christianity may sound as if taken from any corpse painted black metal band, but the actual idea is about the Devil giving people too much choice of different religions to make them eventually choose the wrong one and be condemned to eternal damnation. Also SAJ's condemning of consensual homosexual love between a Episcopal priest and his partner are much too conservative in my view. At the same time SAJ condemns the anti-homosexual hate speeches of the Reverend Fred Phelps (try to find his homepage and wonder at how vile Christianity can become) and leaves the listener wondering where he actually stands.
The album contains again BMO's typical dark goth meets heavy metal music, most of the time kept in mid-tempo registers with SAJ delivering deep growling chants that sound as if Joy Division had been a metal band. Is it any good? Well, it takes some time getting used to, but the love for detail in the album makes it a true little gem.
Quotes from the Bible are juxtaposed with more secular thoughts by interesting people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benkamin Franklin, Lenin, Mark Twain, Aleister Crowley and many more. There is much studying behind this album, and SAJ truly likes to provoke people with his radical view on Christianity, and in the end this is probably more shocking than infantile Satanic black metal lyrics, especially in Europe where secular liberalism has been accepted as the rational life view by many people, including me.

But hey, I think it's good to be confronted with different thought patterns, and SAJ's love for cats makes him even a nice guy after all. If you are into dark goth rock music and are also not scared away by strange, deep vocals and a world view that is probably different from yours, than you'll get some exquisite intellectual pleasure out of The Great Apostasy

Dave Barton

2 out of 3 ain't bad...or is it?
Both musically (1) & conceptually (2), this is a tremendous effort. As a self-realized Agnostic, I don't go for the whole "Satan is at the center of Christianity" notion. I feel the concept of individual beings encompassing all that is either good or evil, and that they are ultimately responsible for our decisions, to be total rubbish...but the album does tell a very thought-provoking story & I openly give tremendous praise for that.

But vocally (there's #3), I find the album severely lacking. Despite such an inspired story, I find the vocals terribly UN-inspired. It sounds much more to me like he's just trying to sound spooky & authoritative. I'd rather he hire someone like Zachary Stevens to breathe real life & bravado into the vocals.

anthony

love this cd
this is my new favorite cd, maybe band. thank you man! wonderful.