Pacifisticuffs is the fourth studio album by Swedish avant-garde metal band Diablo Swing Orchestra. It was released on December 8, 2017. It is the first album with singer Kristin Evegård and drummer Johan Norbäck.
Recorded between July and October 2016, the album was originally set for a late 2016 release, before mixing issues led to significant delays. It features a reworked version of their 2014 non-album single "Jigsaw Hustle", as well as two new singles, "Knucklehugs" released on November 3, and "The Age of Vulture Culture" released on December 1.
In the tradition of the band, Pacifisticuffs blends various genres such as heavy metal, rock, swing, progressive, and classical; influences such as jazz, bluegrass, schlager, disco, folk, gospel, blues, tango, and Latin were also noted, as was the transition to the more pop-like vocals of Evegård from the operatic style of former singer AnnLouice Lögdlund. The album received very positive reviews from music critics.
Label: Candlelight Records CANDLE792741
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Style: Avantgarde, Experimental, Heavy Metal
A1 Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)
A2 The Age Of Vulture Culture
A3 Superhero Jugganath
A4 Vision Of The Pureblind
A5 Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker
A6 Jigsaw Hustle
B1 Pulse Of The Incipient
B2 Ode To The Innocent
B4 Cul-De-Sac Semantics
B5 Karma Bonfire
B6 Climbing The Eyewall
B7 Porch Of Perception