Mägo De Oz - Gaia review


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Band: Mägo De Oz
Album: Gaia
Release date: 2003

01. Obertura MDXX
02. Gaia
03. La Conquista
04. Alma
05. La Costa Del Silencio
06. El Árbol De La Noche Triste
07. La Rosa De Los Vientos
08. La Leyenda De La Llorona
09. Van A Rodar Cabezas
10. El Atrapasueños
11. Si Te Vas
12. La Venganza De Gaia

Mago De Oz is certainly the most famous metal band coming from Spain. Well, "Gaia" demonstrates to us that this title is not usurped. Indeed, the new album of this Spanish heavy metal band is a big confirmation of their enormous potential.

If you don't know Mago De Oz, I must explain to you that this band is very special. They had the merit to have created their own style. In two words, Mago De Oz plays a beautiful heavy metal with in addition a lot of piano, keyboards and especially some parts of flute and violin. The result is very convincing and beautiful. In a lot of tracks, we got very original breaks of pure Celtic music.

Another very important point the singer who is particularly good and impressive used to sing in Spanish and yes this language is perfect for heavy metal !!!
All the tracks of Gaia are good with a great songwriting quality, this is not very technical but all the melodies are catchy and very positive. It's a real pleasure to listen this album again and again.

Let's talk about the production now, the sound is clean and pure, all the elements of the music are very audible, drums, guitars, flute, violin, piano etc... None is stronger than the others and the voice of Jose is particularly well granted to the others instruments. A very good job.
Besides seen the quality of the musicians you can be reassured there is no problem.

Gaia is a great album of heavy metal very original very attaching, this guys are good no doubt, if while writing this album the musicians of Mago De Oz wanted to drag us with them in a big journey, They succeeded!

If you want to travel through the oceans, if you want to follow all the guys of Mago De Oz in their epic story, no hesitations run as fast as you can to get this magical album! You will not regret it!

Written by Jeff | 07.01.2004


Staff review by
Atlanta year 2003. An Hispanic American woman is condemned to die in the electric chair for a crime that she didn't commit. In the night, the state governor arrives to his mansion and found out that the woman has contacted him via his private email address.
After the initial disconcert, and intrigued by the content of the email, he starts to read it with curiosity.

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Comments: 2   Visited by: 26 users
13.11.2008 - 17:36
Red Nightmare
La Venganza De Gaia = EPIC WIN!
IntoPlighT said: "Slipknot is 15 years old how the fuck is that Nu metal?"

24.03.2010 - 18:16
Liver Failure
As always a bizarre cover art awesome as hell ... but I don't see this album as close to a masterpiece...
Agree with the user votes rating. Next to an 8

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