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Alux Nahual


Crossover Prog

2.92 | 8 ratings

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3 stars This is the last formal symphonic album from Alux Nahual. Their next production become a lot heavier and simple, been more alternative rock with very few of their traditional sound on the first four albums. This one is very average for my taste, with just a couple of outstanding tracks. lets see, song by song...

"Desde el Aire" is kind of typical sound from Alux, remains their trademark sound of epic symphonic-acoustic rock assamble... this song in particular is quite less complex but keeps the focus on the lyrics, the union of Central America and the brotherhood of this countries... good song, but not great...

the next song is quite an obscure one... many people do not like it, is one of my favorites of the album, but I guess the arrangments are just meant to fit the song, there's no solos, just a regular assamble of the instruments without any highlight... the lyrics are about leaving your love behind to get on tour... interesting and kind of touching...

"Cada Noche" is a very 80's song, good interesting arrangments, but very bad lyrics. I don't mind about loving an engaged women, but hell... sometimes I find myself singing a long the chorus... jejeje.. it's catchy... and has one of the best sax solos from Alux... average song to me...

"Torres de Papel" is another average song from Paulo Alvarado. His songs have always some kind of a child melodic line... you know, very singnable, very sticky... very 80's still... talking about bad politics... still today, it's a reallity... good song, but not great...

The next song is a love song, dificult to "get it" from the beggining but grows with every listen. The lyric is a poem wrote for someone I don't know who... a regular song for my taste...

Well... track 6 is one raritie... one of their greatest material... "Bizcocho sin Hogar" is the only song compose from Jack Shuster... it has some kind of country-charleston vibe, with great rock fussion... the lyric is quite funny, also the singning because Shuster don't talk spanish well... so, at the end is a funny song... but a huge arrangment that shows all the capacity of arguments that the band had under the sleeve... great song...!!!

The next one is somewhat typical, a very touching love song using just two acoustic guitars and a string pad... one of their best lyrics... one of their classic and must dedicated love songs in last 20 years between lovers... GREAT SONG....

The last one... Centroamerica... is one masterpiece....!!! and epic cleaver song about the war conflicts in Central America caused by URSS and USA in our countries... it has a huge symphonic assamble with violin, flaute, cello, piano an electric guitars... this is an oustanding song... one of the greatest... and gives the album a complete new level... without this piece, the album maybe where less interesting...

At the end, the last 3 tracks makes the album worth a lot more... it is maybe their worst album... but still it's a great album, above must of the latin rock of their time...

jampa17 | 3/5 |


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