Los Random - Todo.s Los Colores Del review
|Album:||Todo.s Los Colores Del|
|Release date:||September 2011|
02. Elchi, John
04. As Far As Impossible
05. Tarzan's Void
06. Cuando El Blanco No Es Color
08. Meeting At Jabol
"Close to the sea, looking for water. I was searching for salt, but that isn't what I've found."
Looking at the album artwork, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this Argentinian debut. It's not often that you see a metal album associated with a girl floating on a rainbow prominently. As irrelevant as it may seem, it's a good starting point for my overall perception. After the first spin, I was also not entirely sure what I had just listened to. It kicked off with the fairly straightforward chugging alternative metal riffs, pounding drums, grungy vocals and roars, but then it gets magically delicious. The multitude of influences become apparent as the stylistic choices surface, all adding a bit of flavor to the pieces. I was reminded of Between The Buried And Me, Alice In Chains, Pantera, Cynic, Atheist, Tool, Primus, even Maudlin Of The Well at times, just to give a relative idea of the overall sound. The album cannot be pinned to any specific genre, but the majority of songs are heavier and guitar-driven. Fleshing out the works are some more mellow pieces featuring psychedelic atmospheres and orchestral scenes. I noticed recurring thematic elements that tie the whole album together, leaving me satisfied with the overall cohesiveness.
The instrumental performances here are stellar considering this is a debut, with a decent enough production to showcase all their skill in pulling off the more technical parts. I wasn't too keen on the vocals at first listen, but they are very unique and some of the missed accentuations are memorable for their novelty. The song structures are well-developed and these guys show prowess beyond their recognition. Like I said before, the flow of the album is impressive considering the amount of styles they are packing into each song. For originality the whole package is distinctive, perhaps even a landmark in their genre that doesn't exist yet. A few parts are a bit too reminiscent of existing works, specifically the middle of "Qualm" sounding lifted from Tool, but I'm really looking for salt at this point. I don't know who to specifically recommend this to, but chances are good if you like Between The Buried And Me (although I'm not a huge fan) then you will like this. This is a band to really watch out for and I am placing my bets on their future works to really shine. Add a bit of color to your day and taste the rainbow with Todo.s Los Colores Del!
||Written on 09.10.2011 by Intermittent reviewer, full-time listener.|
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