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Latino super-group De La Tierra has released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album, an 11 track assault on your senses. Get your devil horns up and your fists pumping because this album truly delivers.
A new combined offering from some of the biggest names in Latin music, Andrés Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Sr. Flavio (Fabulosos Cadillacs) and Alex “El Animal” Gonzalez (Maná) have united their strengths together to create a unique metal offering in a pop driven Latino market. Andrés’ guttural vocals combined with Alex’s pulsing and tribal drumming lay the metal groundwork, when you add Andreas’ shredding guitar and Flavio’s bass downbeat the combination is a strikingly heavy and legit sound. Each member has a track that highlights their talent like for example, Andreas’ guitar and Alex’s drum solo in Corran is unmistakably them. The bass heavy Reducidores de Cabezas has Flavio plastered all over it and the vocals in Rostros are guttural, heavy and totally Andrés. Like a true metal album, each track tells a story that correlates with the vibe and feel of the whole because no one track is an island.
The expectations from fans and media alike for this album have been huge and these guys have delivered. They saved the best and fastest for last with the closing track Cosmonauta Quechua, holy hell! I never thought I would hear Alex and Flavio playing that hard. Its metal, its heavy, its fast and it’s a rockero approved album. Now go out and get it!
PS: Maná who? Alex unleashes “El Animal” here and it’s glorious to hear him unleash the beast!