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3.82 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. La Creación (3:10)
2. Maldita Vida (5:44)
3. Razones (4:22)
4. Lili (4:26)
5. Zonas Crucificadas (4:01)
6. Kan Balam (5:10)
7. Un Dia Mas (8:05)
8. Popol Vuh (8:47)
9. Chac Mool (5:41)

Total Time 49:26

Line-up / Musicians

- Carlos Alvarado / keyboards
- Armando Suarez / bass
- Hanna Hipakka / violin
- Alejandro Nila / vocals
- Alberto Herr Solé / drums
- Manuel Lhoman / banjo

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CHAC MOOL El Mensajero de los Dioses ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
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Review by memowakeman
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4 stars Another great mexican band!

Chac Mool is a band which started playing in the early 80´s, maybe in the late 70´s 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.

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