Pocho Aztlan - Brujeria
- Release date:
- September 16, 2016
- Nuclear Blast
A comeback, but no more
I have enjoyed the cultural upheaval of the Pocho Aztlan offers, but for me it becomes not a long-lasting album. After 16 years is Brujeria on the comeback, but not yet on ekspansionstogt. Statementet has been aired, and it will be answered with 6 skulls from here as an acknowledgement of the political and chaotic elements, it has been.
The Gangster-band with grindcore roots
The mexican-american Brujeria is a phenomenon dating back to 1989. The band started as a group, that would show that Latin america can also play death metal, and grindcore. The band has, over the years, as far as possible tried to keep their identities hidden. Instead, Brujeria scenenavne based on the Latin american mass murderers, gangsterbosser and other folks.
The band was very active in the 90's and in 00's have been partially on hold with a little live entertainment from time to time. For the first time in 16 years, Brujeria now released an album. It is therefore with excitement, Pocho Aztlans the first sound received.
Mexican rebelliousness directly out of the speakers
You are quickly drawn into Brujerias hispanic universe with titeltracket "Pocho Aztlan". Politically incorrect statements mixed with revolutionsstemning, gangsterlivet and aztekermytologi in one big hotchpotch. Button is the aztekerinspirerede "Pocho Aztlan" finished before the theme suddenly changed to satanism in the song "Profecia Del Anticristo" (Antikristprofetien). Not only lyrically, but also instrumental, you can feel with this song, that the band has not completely let go of the extreme-metallen. Later on the album extraction Pablo Escobars slogan "Plata O Plomo" (silver or lead) and the politically offensive statement "Culpan a La Mujer" (blame women). Songs like these show that Brujerias lyrics still carries a clearly political character, that creates the very special mexican gangsterstemning.
Pocho Aztlan offers is therefore a mix of good cases from Latin america, anchored in a revolutionary, political atmosphere. This mood pervades most of the album. With chaos on all fronts becomes Pocho Aztlan to an authentic Latin american gangsterpakke consisting of hard-hitting riffs and loud drumming. Brujeria has developed in the direction of a hispanic version of the Body Count, just with even more politically incorrect statements.
The chaos is also the album's weakness. For although it draws the threads of the band's undergrundsunivers, it is also the reason why the band enough to remain in the subsurface. Pocho Aztlan gives an insight into a different culture, however, is so different that it would have required a better sound to make the album part of the Danish metalheads pladepark. When the uncontrollable cries and growls sometimes runs a little from the instruments, will be chaos for a rodebunke of instruments and impressions. For the same reason Red Warsaw probably never get great success abroad, it will require a minor cleanup in Brujerias sound, if the band is seriously something outside of his homeland.
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