If you're not familiar operatic, cacophonic vocal work of Diamanda Galas, there's really no way to describe it -- it must be experienced.
Let's start you off with something easy. This is "Do You Take This Man," her collaboration with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, from her 1994 album "This Sporting Life":
Next, her cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell On You":
And finally, here in all her long-form glory (and just in time for Halloween), it's a two parter -- a live performance of her monumentally terrifying "Litanies of Satan":
8 years ago