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Crucis - Los Delirios Del Mariscal CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 163 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars You have to love the way these guys play, and on this their second album they give us longer songs with much more instrumental music. I thought the drummer was amazing on their debut, but he really does top that performance on this recording. Lots of long guitar solos as well on this one. More keys but less organ. Jazzier too.

"No Me Separen De Mi" is the only track with vocals. Keys then drums lead off as synths then mellow vocals follow (reminding me of an Italian band that slips my mind). Some solid drumming 3 minutes in and a fuller sound comes and goes. "Los Delirios Del Mariscal" opens with barely audible percussion as synths follow. This is such a beautiful piece of music. It builds slowly as drums come in followed by bass, then guitar arrives before 3 minutes. The drums sound incredible. Check out the guitar 6 minutes in. This has to be my favourite song on the album.

"Pollo Frito" opens with a nice drum solo as other instruments join in quickly. The tempo and mood changes often. Some good guitar after 2 minutes. Jazzy 3 1/2 minutes in before guitar comes ripping back in. Keys lead the way before guitar dominates again. Back and forth they go. "Abismo Terrenal" opens with light drums before some excellent guitar joins in. The sound becomes fuller. Great melodic sound at this point. Turns jazzy after 2 minutes. Some fast paced guitar 4 1/2 minutes in is so fluid. The guitar really steals the show 6 minutes in for over 3 minutes, then we get a bass solo. Nice. That solo continues (1 1/2 minutes) until almost 10 1/2 minutes in when it's the drummers turn to show his chops. And that he does for a minute then the main melody returns.

As I said in my review of their debut, I do prefer it to this one.The more I listen to them both the more that becomes clear to me. Both are excellent though and great examples of some of the best prog that Argentina has to offer.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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