Stravaganzza
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5.0
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Review

by Epilcore USER (1 Reviews)
September 21st, 2010 | 0 replies | 1,412 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An amazing album from a not so known spanish band. A dark and mostly slow album with great orchestrations and incredible musicians.

To begin with, this was the first album released by the band, if I were to put it in some genre I would say that the closest one could be "gothic metal" since you can feel a dark atmosphere around the songs, but you can hear a lot more genres on it, probably the best of this album is that it has epic orchestrations.

The album starts with a "mini-intro" (Comienza el espectáctulo), it makes you feel like if you were in a theater, a good small intro to start the album.

The next to song, or the real first song of the album is "Dios" (which was the first single of the band), it starts with some heavy and slow guitar riffs and a really dark and creepy orchestration, it starts to get you in the mood for this album, it's a good song, but not great, probably my least favorite of the album.

"Calma tu dolor" is the next song of the album, it has really nice orchestrations on it, the violin at the beginning of the song is awesome, it starts really low but then the song starts to grow, the changes on this song are great aswell as the chorus which is really good.

The next song is my personal favorite, "Oveja Negra", I feel that everything in this song is epic, the drums are simply amazing on this song, the chorus has a lot of feeling with the melody of the voice and the piano on the background, also the lyrics of this song are simply great.

Then we head off to "Miedo en el alma", probably one of the slowest songs of the album, it has a depressing and creepy mood, a really good song.

"Cárcel de piel y hueso" starts with a great and fast intro but then it gets you into a slow piano riff just to start growing again, this song has great riffs aswell as a lot of changes in the atmosphere of the song. Also one of my favorites.

"... Y en soledad me lamento" is a slow and depressing song, nevertheless is one of the best songs of the album, the chorus is simply epic and you can really feel the dark and depressing atmosphere of the song.

"Recuerdos" is probably the fastest and "heaviest" song of the album, it has fast riffs, fast drums and a powerful voice, also a great song.

"Mi tempestad" is another "slow/not so slow" song, the guitar and orchestration on this song are specially good, on the musical composition probably one of the best songs of the album, also the chorus is really good.

"Diosa del infierno azul" is probably the song I've listened less of this album, it has a really dark and depressing atmosphere, but the voice on this song is simply great, also the chorus again is really good.

And the last song of the album is: "Lágrimas de sangre" which is a ballad, being a ballad the singer's voice is awesome here aswell as the orchestration, for a ballad it's simply epic.

On this album you can find this: Great drums, Great singing, Great orchestration, but being close to the gothic genre it can be difficult sometimes to digest the music, but I'm sure it's the best album of Stravaganzza, I have no doubt about it, great for those looking for something new to listen to.

By the way, this is my first review so I hope you liked it :)


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