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AMAR CABALLERO

Babe Ruth

 

Heavy Prog

2.61 | 41 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I was rather disappointed when I listened to this album. I can't really see lots of heavy stuff in here.

The band is investigating several musical influences during this album: some jazz with Lady, some syrupy ballad with Baby Pride, some Latin soul with Cool Jerk. Still no trace of a heavy song on the programme with Broken Cloud. It is just a tranquil ballad with loads of orchestrations. Pompous and soundtrack oriented.

Pure blues during Gimme Some Leg, during which Janita provides a fantastic vocal performance a la Joplin (I made the same comment for Wells Fargo on their debut). If you want to get some Spanish/Mexican mood, you can still listen to the sweet instrumental piece We Are Holding On. Acoustic guitar and violin are on the menu.

Doctor Love is the funky one of this album which I don't like very much to be honest.

The longest track from this work Amar Cabballero starts again as a mellow and melancholic song with very sweet vocals; it gets upbeat with the middle part called Hombre De La Guitarra. Some sort of acoustic Santana extravaganza: great percussion by all means. The closing section called El Testament De Amelia brings us back into a full and peaceful acoustic guitar play.

Two stars for this album which is hard to categorize, but it is definitely no heavy prog at all.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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