KARABOUDJAN was one of the many projects cooked up by Dan Swan who is most well-known for fronting EDGE OF SANITY back in the day but who also has been a noted producer as well as recording with several other bands/projects, most recently BLOODBATH and NIGHTINGALE. Swan's projects are always interesting and often a bit eccentric, but "Sbrodj" is wacky even by those standards. Of all the bands he has worked with before, PAN-THY-MONIUM might be the closest comparison here, with a rather unstructured writing style featuring twisted riffs that are alternately led by a very fuzzy guitar and proggy keyboards, along with the occasional squealing sax (heightening the comparison to PTM) and assorted other sounds (kettle drums even!).

Swan of course, always keeps himself busy with various projects, but this one appears to be a one-off.Highly recommended if you like your prog metal experimental and avant garde,ala Mr.Bungle,Fantomas and Secret Chiefs 3.

Karaboudjan Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Spam 001 Karaboudjan - Sbrodj album art Karaboudjan Sbrodj(CDr, EP) Spam Studios Spam 001 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
RR 6498-2 Karaboudjan - Sbrodj album art Karaboudjan Sbrodj(CD, EP) Relapse Records RR 6498-2 US 2001 Sell This Version

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