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MEDINA AZAHARA

Medina Azahara

 

Symphonic Prog

3.58 | 39 ratings

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poito
2 stars Born in the trail of the Andalusian Rock wave by the end of the 70's, in a still lazy musical scenario in Spain, just a few years after the cultural dessert passed away officially with the dictator, some bands were taking revenge exploding in heavy metal, later than the rest of Europe in which Punk had already taken over. But Punk has no sufficient music elements to express the anger and the hanger, and the kids were eager to demonstrate they could play. This band is strongly after the giants TRIANA, a major act that opened the secrets of flamenco to a young audience that was fascinated by heavy. Medina later evolved to a hard-edge heavy sound and even practiced a curious blend of Heavy Metal and Rumba. Anyway, for the time being, the pulse for music was strong and Andalusian guitarists came out of the blue to have some fun in live concerts and changed the claps for a drum set, and the Spanish guitar for an electric one. This first album by MA is not prog. Actually, this band may not belong to PA. It has some soft rock line with standard rhythmic section, no variations, no tempo changes, just some guitar and organ solos here and there, irrigated by the flamenco-like singer. In this album the band still sounds a bit immature and the track composition is somewhat naif, except for some good guitars here and there. The tracks are well crafted though; some are very interesting as the closing Recuerdos del Ayer. Not for prog fans. Otherwise it could go with 3 stars.
poito | 2/5 |

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