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4 stars No me separen de mi, nunca mas!!!

I know i have to write in English but there are some phrases that stand in your head when the album has finished, or even when you simply remember the album, as you can imagine when i think in Crucis the first thing that comes to my mind is that phrase, and i wont bother to translate it to English because it would lost itīs essence.

Actually, i dont really remember how was my first meeting with Crucis, i dont know who introduced me to them or why do i have suddenly an album by them, probably i was introduced by a friend of mine, but its strange that i cannot remember correctly because i (almost) always have a personal story of how did i discover a band, etc. The fact is, that i am truly grateful with that person or whoever introduced me to Crucis, because it was simply another hidden band that made me fall in love with their music, the fact of being a South American band, in this case from Argentina, made me want to pay a bit more attention, since i am Latin American, support and love the bands from this side of the globe, and because Argentina particularly have had exquisite prog rock bands through the years (see Bubu, Sui Generis, Nexus, etc), and i was right, Crucis is another band that every progrock lover should check.

So here i am trying to review another awesome album by this band, the first one, the self-titled album was an amazing debut, maybe i should review that first but anyway, i have started with the second one, which is called "Los Delirios del Mariscal", and features 4 great songs with a 35-minute lenght, a short album but here we will find a lot of quality, instead of quantity.

It kicks off with my personal favorite song named "No me Separen de mi" which starts with a nice and friendly sound of guitars and drums, then they stopped and vocals enter with a nice and melodic voice, i actually love that part and love to sing it, then it changes to a faster and symphonic sound, notable guitar lines, great drumming and a magnific keywords work, great song!

"Los Delirios del Mariscal", is the first out of two over 10 minutes song, it starts slowly, very soft and calm, the first two minutes are the same until the guitar enters and the song is progressing constantly, here the guitar playing is magnific, showing us the quality of this musician, and i agree with Erikīs comments, it has a very 70īs sound ala Focus, great maybe relaxing instrumental song, you will enjoy it for sure.

"Pollo Frito" is another excellent song, this contrary to the previous ones has a more intense and powerful start with guitars and drums, then it turns slower but again returns to that raw guitar sound which makes it good, and then it has again that Focus- style, this one is another instrumental song and the shortest of them all, nice musicianship and superb guitar riffs at the end, reminding me a bit to Mahavishnu Orchestra.

"Abismo Terrenal" is the last and longest song of the album, it is an strong song, since the beginning you will hear that guitar riffs, this song has a psychedelic spirit, you will notice it through the minutes and it will make you have a nice trip , keyboards, drums and guitars are totally stunning, the first 5 minutes are the "heavy" ones, then it has a sudden change it turns slower but with the same psych feeling, a superb song with superb musicians, what a better song to finish this magnific album.

Actually i didnīt mention anything bad about this album, so it would make it a 5 star album, believe me i think it may deserve it, but doing a silly comparision, when i reviewed Anabelas by Bubu i had my 5-star grade since the very first word i wrote, here that feeling is missing and though i really love this album, i believe the most accurate grade it deserves is 4 stars, magnific album and highly recommendable to any prog lover!!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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