Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Chac Mool - El Mensajero de los Dioses CD (album) cover


Chac Mool


Prog Folk

3.82 | 9 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Another great mexican band!

Chac Mool is a band which started playing in the early 80īs, maybe in the late 70īs they were jamming but it was until 1980 when they released their first and most precious album called "Nadie en Especial", showing us their clear Pink Floyd influence and their duty of make good music based in progressive rock, after that, they released a couple more studio albums with less quality and one live album, in 1984 with "Caricia Digital" they marked a new era for the members, Chac Moll dissapeared.

This album is the return of Chac Mool as a group, after several years when they decided to separate and go every one with their respective projects in fact, Chac Mool did not exist for almost 20 years!, in 2001 they returned with a very nice album called "El Mensajero de los Dioses", where only keyboardist Carlos Alvarado and bassist Armando Reyes belong to the original line up, therefore, Chac Mool continued here with new members, including a new vocalist and a female violin player, giving it a new but great touch.

The album itself could be considered as a symphonic, but actually it has loads of folkish elements, i could talk about mexican roots and prehispanic customs, the great sound of keyboards experimenting with violin, flute and those folkish passages, makes a very interesting album, which i own with joy not only for being a mexican band, but for a very nice return, but well, after that the band has never reunited again to release a new record.

"Maldita Vida", "Un dia Mas" are my favorite tracks here, full of nice atmosphere and great music above all, so i could recommend it for any prog fan.

memowakeman | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this CHAC MOOL review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.