Yaotl Mictlan - Guerreros De La Tierra De Los Muertos review
|Album:||Guerreros De La Tierra De Los Muertos|
01. Espejo Que Humea
02. El Gran Sacrificio De Quetzalcoalt
04. A batalla Vamos
06. Resistencia Itzae
07. Sexto Sol Aún naciendo
08. Sangre De Vida
09. Guerra Indigena
10. Fuego Rebelde
11. Anenécuilco: Semillas De Rebelion
12. Nuevo Sol De Teotihuacan
13. Caída Del Aguíla
It's always great when you toss an unknown CD in your player and end up receiving a blasting experience; this is the first time I ever hear the name Yaotl Mictlan, (a saddening fact because they are very good) when I saw the cover I thought "cool concept" but I was hesitant because the band call themselves "Aztec Black Death Metal", the genre turned-on my "wankery" alert but I still wanted to give these guys a chance.
The album starts with an intro wrapped in pre-Hispanic horns, flutes and that kind of instruments, it was a nice start actually…but things got better indeed. The music is amazingly solid; it's Melodic Black Metal played with a lot of strength and power, you won't hear prodigious music though, the riffs are overall conventional and basic, but the whole concept surrounding those structures create an amazing atmosphere throughout the entire album.
To be honest the lyrical content is what amazes me the most; they talk about pre-Hispanic legends and histories, things that most non-Mexican people won't understand (sadly). The way these guys wrote their lyrics made me want to search for traitors and slowly kill them with a bizarre Aztec weapon; it's great to have a band like Yaotl Mictlan writing about our (my) forefathers, maybe it's not the most original thing ever, but fuck! The only band I know who's talking about similar things it's Tenochtitlan and those bastards are from Russia…come on, that's suckier than a Skin-head writing about Jewish history.
I recommend Yaotl Mictlan to every Mexican out there, you must own this album believe me, it's really fulfilling in a weird way. Metal-heads of the world will find in "Guerreros…" an OK! release, nothing more and nothing less.
Best Tracks: "Sangre De Vida", "El Gran Sacrificio de Quetzalcoatl", "Nuevo Sol de Teotihuacan" (this one is truly amazing)
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