Monday, 1 February 2010

Chac Mool - Suenos de Metal (1981)

Chac Mools second album, and i personally think it's an improvement on there first, but on the whole both are most enjoyable progressive rock albums from Mexico in the 80's.

The one thing the second album definitely improves upon the first , is, in my opinion,  in the vocal department.

Lots of nice touches of folk, hispanic, ethnic, symphonic and spacerock can be heard.

 Checkout below "Kandahar" which actually reminds me of some Eloy except for the vocals.......replace them with Borneman though, and this is a very similar spacerock with Klaus Pete Matziol type bass playing too. Another great song in similar Eloy style, albeit much more symphonic is the closer "Sombras de la Noche".

Great album then mostly, with the only low point being "Libertad". Surprisingly there's one song where the flute melody is almost Jethro Tull.... Living In The Past.......interesting!  All in alll both albums are well worth a listen and better than some might think.

Chac Mool is the name given to a type of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican stone statue

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Paranoia (4:34)
2. Kandahar (6:54)
3. Brillo de luna (4:45)
4. Que buena razon (3:51)
5. Libertad (4:04)
6. Sombras de la noche (9:30)

Total Time: 33:38
Line-up / Musicians
- Carlos Alvarado / keyboards
- Mauricio Bieletto / lead vocals
- Carlos Castro / drums, percussion
- Jorge Reyes / guitars, flute, backing vocals
- Armando Suarez / bass

Chac Mool - Kandahar

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