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Medina Azahara - 30 Años y la Historia Continúa (3CD + DVD) CD (album) cover


Medina Azahara


Symphonic Prog

3.50 | 7 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 A career triple album recompilation of the heavy metal band MA. The band was born in the realm of flamenco rock back in the 70's, in which they didn't do particularly well. After they shifted to heavy rock I stop following the band, although I'm purpellian originally, but need something new in heavy bands too. Some flirting with Prog in the 80's gave MA an interesting album (EN AL HAKIM), and as far as I can see in this live boxset, the metal vein has dominated thereafter. Even softer ballades of the band or TRIANA's classics are interpreted in an 80's metal style. Musicians are already skillful enough as to have grown well in the metal scene, except perhaps the flamenco-oriented singer who never scored high. I was surprised by the third part that contains new studio material. It is full of melodic metal/rumba ballade-like tunes, of acceptable manufacture, with a sincere orientation to the rumba style. Don't know if the band continued in this line, but it sounds charismatic, fresh, even anthemic as in La Musica Suena, or Un Solo Corazon. Check also the fast metal rumba Esa Luz, or the rhythmic ballades to invite choral singing in live shows, Quiero Sentir or Malaga, This final part might be close to 4 stars but the core of the album is only for metal fans and collectors.
poito | 3/5 |


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