Monday, February 2, 2015

Almas Inmortales

Aside from the image on the album cover Almas Inmortales from peru did everything right with this record, classic Heavy Metal that kicks copious amounts of asses in the way that cheesy, over the top heavy metal is supposed to, they just wrote some catchy music. In the vein of bands like Omen, Attacker, Jag Panzer.A lot of the riffage on this record would be considered bland and generic by today's standards, but I shit on today's standards which is why the music on this album is that damn good. The opening riffs on "Creyentes De Una Sonrisa" or "Gitana" are complete and unashamed Judas Priest worship while the riffs on "Gitana" could have been transplanted from "Killers"(Iron Maiden) both feature relatively thrashy riffs that aren't too special, but with the eccentric vocals and the unbridled energy that is present, there is still plenty of substance, making these tracks that much more memorable. I'd also be a terrible liar if I said that I didn't headbang myself into near brain damage while listening to "Siervo De La Inmundicia", which features riffs that convey the title perfectly. The vocals here are high-pitched and at times quirky, but they do the trick. Another highlight on this album is definitely the soloing. Every solo is fantastic with it's miraculous blend of shredding and melody and they could easily get the listener to whip out their air guitar and solo manically on their imaginary axes. Almas Inmortales real strength is the way in that they play their music with such conviction and menacing precision that they're easily revered by fans, despite their lyrics and maybe not to sing about dragons and Giants,Still, this is a band that should not be passed up and is an incredibly fun listen that will have you coming back time and time again.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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