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Dificil Equilibrio


Heavy Prog

3.35 | 14 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars KING CRIMSON and GENESIS have to be the most imitated bands on this planet. Spanish band DIFICIL EQUILIBRIO are influenced greatly by KING CRIMSON although they do mix things up a bit and they definitely keep my full attention throughout this disc. This album is very good and I have to agree with Cesar Inca that this album should earn KING CRIMSON fans' respect and admiration.They certainly have mine.There is some guest sax, trumpet and violincello here as well.

"Vidas Son Horas" is all about the angular guitar as the drums pound. It settles 1 1/2 minutes in. Great sound after 4 minutes then the guitar comes back to the fore 5 minutes in. "El Angel Exterminador" has this intricate soundscape that is joined by violin before a minute. It's building then it settles back as contrasts continue. A change 3 minutes in as the trumpet plays over top.This is so good. It then kicks back in after 4 1/2 minutes and the guitar is wondrous after 5 minutes. "Penumbra" opens with violin then an atmospheric calm comes in with experimental sounds. "Dynamite" is uptempo with these vocals shouting out the words quickly with sax and drums.The guitar replaces the vocals and it proceeds to rip it up.Vocals and sax are back 2 minutes in.

"Al Destino Devenir" has this heavy guitar / drum intro. Angular guitar before 1 1/2 minutes and the shrapnel is flying. Nice. "Ruptura III" has a lighter soundscape but it's beautiful. Sax joins in after 1 1/2 minutes. "Jaqueline" is a short intricate piece. "Zakarit Mena Al Maghreb" is another short tune with some amazing sounding percussion and drum work. "Trayecto" has some nice bass and drum work while female vocal melodies and guitar help out. Cool track. "Bypass" opens with synths and atmosphere as the drums join in.This is great ! Some powerful drum work especially late. "Simetricanarquia" is catchy with angular guitar. A real toe tapper.There's silence late then these spoken Spanish words come in with guitar to end it.

I am such a fanboy of the Heavy-Prog genre and this album is another example of why. Very satisfying.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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