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4 stars Toundra III is an excellent third album by Madrid group Toundra. It is a great sound-wall product of countless distorted guitars supported by both bass and percussions that underpin them very well and coat the work altogether. It´s infused with an intense and devastating spirit from the initials Ara Celi and the rainy Cielo Negro, both with enormous guitar riffs displayed throughout their development.

After the next song, the laid-back and folkie Requiem, which with its delicate acoustic developments and mid-beats gave the album a bit of a pause and respite, Marte resumed the vigorous path taken with frenetic percussion and raging guitars almost from beginning to end.

The last two songs, the impeccable Lilim and Espírita, are the ones that carry the highest dose of progressive elements, in my opinion, alternating changes of rhythm that rise and fall in intensity, dominated by atmospheres in which a halo of desperate melancholy is constantly perceived.

Toundra III is an album in which all the songs contribute their own to keep it as a very balanced and convincing work, indebted to bands associated with post-metal such as Pelican, Isis, or Russian Circles.

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