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REVIEW OF THE FIRST ALBUM OF De La Muerte

 

De La Muerte – De La Muerte (Bakerteam Records)

De La Muerte are:

Gianluca Mastrangelo (vocal)
Gianluca Quinto (guitars)
Christian D’Alessandro (guitars)
Claudio Michelacci (bass)
Luca Ciccotti (Drums) — SPECIAL GUEST: Simon Ciccotti (Drums)

De La Muerte are an Italian Hard/Heavy band that plays a combination of progressive,heavy metal with elements of Southern rock and some dark influences.Also they have many influences from the sound of Latin America and they inspired by the Mexican cult “Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte”.

Santa Muerte means Holly Death and is a female folk saint.Santa Muerte appears as a female skeletal figure.

The Catholic Church has condemned this cult as a degeneration of religion…but who cares about Vatican believes.

1.TEQUILA FUNERAL:

Intro to the album with dark and progressive sound

RUNNING TIME:2.01

RATING:10/10

2.FALLEN ANGEL:

The track opens with hard rock guitar.The vocals of Gianluca Mastrangelo are very powerful with deep range.

RUNNING TIME:3.30

RATING:8/10

3.SILVER BULLET:

A strong metal song with different tons in vocals,with thumping drums,heavy bass and good guitar solo.

RUNNING TIME:4.58

RATING:8/10

4.DESAPARECIDO:

Powerful drums starts this track ,wild vocals make you to jump follow the rhythm of the sound.

RUNNING TIME:4.02

RATING:7/10

5.DIE ‘N’ ROLL:

Pure heavy metal song with again excellent vocals.

RUNNING TIME:3.53

RATING:7/10

6.I’M NOT A LEGEND:

The Southern Rock influences are clearly here ,great guitars and percussion.

RUNNING TIME:3.47

RATING:7/10

7.SECRET WITNESS:

A heavy metal song that in the middle part temporally calm before to explode again in the end.

RUNNING TIME:4.30

RATING:7/10

8.MALAGUENA:

Here we have aversion of a Mexican classic song.The cover is powerful hard rock and epic  vocals provide the best range of Gianluca voice.

RUNNING TIME:3.37

RATING:10/10

9.I’M ALIVE:

A classic hard rock song with wild vocals and some dark growls.

RUNNING TIME:5.09

RATING:7/10

9.SORROW:

The track opens with hypnotic guitar .Gianluca use all his vocal range and show to us that he is a great singer.Maybe the best piece of this album.

RUNNING TIME:6.15

RATING:10/10

Finally the debut album of this Italian band De La Muerte has very interesting  songs and I am very glad to listen one great new male voice of Gianluca Mastrangelo.Really this band deserve our attention.

RATING:9/10

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