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PABLO "EL ENTERRADOR"

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Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 44 ratings

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Steve Hegede
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4 stars I wouldn't go as far as to say that this is a "masterpiece" from Argentina, which I have heard often, but the majority of the tracks on PABLO "El Enterrador" are of the highest quality. This band's music emphasizes rapid, and colorfully melodic, interaction between two keyboardists and a guitarist. The band's melodic and rhythmic style is very "Latin American" in nature and sets the album apart from the band's European prog influences. Many collectors tend to compare PABLO "El Enterrador" to LOCANDA DELLE FATE. Well, they might have a point due to the dual keyboard interaction, but the music here is very different from Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Piu. I also tend to hear a strong Tony Banks influence in the keyboard melodies. Overall, LOCANDA DELLE FATE and early GENESIS are two good comparisons, but the music here rarely reaches that level of quality. Plus, the band decided to include 2 rather cheesy latin-pop tracks on each side of the LP. The sound-quality of the CD, though, is really what keeps me from enjoying this album. It's discouraging to have to focus to hear the multiple layers of melodies, intricate rhythms, and even some of the added percussion instruments (there are actually congas deep in the mix!). I don't really know what happened to this album when it was reissued on CD. Apparently, the LP sounds killer, but when the sound-engineer transfered the LP to CD the job was definitely sloppy (cheap software, or maybe the SE had a terrible ear for sound at the time). Hopefully, in the future, a label will come in and properly clean the sound up. Expect a classic of South American progressive rock, but put it on hold until someone remasters it properly.
Steve Hegede | 4/5 |

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