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IN NOMINE

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What would you do if you won a large sum of money? Just think about that while you read, and I'll get back to it.

In the mid '80s, the members of IN NOMINE were lamenting the fading of their beloved progressive genre. They weren't together yet, but it would be the inspiration for forming a band of their own. In 1998, Leonardo (Nardo) Pérez, and Rubén Pérez (no relation) tried a drum and keyboard combo called Slamacis. They never actually rehearsed an entire song, but it did provide Nardo with his first real drum kit. Not too far away, Nardo's cousin (and neighbor) Andrés Carrera, Segundo Gonzalez, and Estebán Fragas were in a school band called Transformers. Yes, named after those transformers. They even had the costumes.

Disillusioned by his experience with Salmacis, Nardo sold his drums, and went to engineering school. Segundo had also enrolled, and the two studied together. They actually talked, and listened to music more than they studied. Andrés was at home, experimenting with a Casio keyboard. When Segundo received a new guitar for a Christmas present, Nardo bought another drum kit, talked Andrés into buying a Korg 707, and said, "let's start a band." He even brought his old friend Rubén in as a sort of roadie.

They practiced songs by the only big names left in prog (Genesis, Marillion, etc.), but it became clear that they needed a bass player. Chance smiled when Estebán dropped by one day. He picked up Andrés' guitar, and starting jamming some Yes tunes. Nardo was so impressed that he began to sing along. The offer was made, and accepted. Now they just had to get him a bass to play.

They rehearsed covers, dabbled unsuccessfully in originals, and struggled with naming themselves. Andrés came up with the idea of No Name, and then incorrectly translating it to Latin. IN NOMINE was born ... almost. The band wasn't really getting anywhere, and Estebán was constantly arguing with Segundo. It seems he wasn't so happy playing bass, and really did want to play guitar. It came to a head when Segundo and Andrés left for a paying gig with a band called Redbeard and His Girls. Nardo gave up, once again sold his drums, and ran to the comfort of his girlfriend. However, he and Estebán promised they would work together eventually.

Okay, remember the question I asked in the beginning? It just so happened that a T.V. station called Nardo, and asked him to be on a quiz show. Not only did he participate, he also won over 2,000,00...
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Nicodemus Patri
1993
3.47 | 27 ratings
Mutatis Mutandis
2000
2.62 | 17 ratings
Mythos
2005

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Ten To Nine
1995

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 Mythos by IN NOMINE album cover Studio Album, 2005
2.62 | 17 ratings

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Mythos
In Nomine Neo-Prog

Review by johan.deseyn

1 stars As much as I was impressed with Mutatis Mutandis, now, with Mythos, I am disappointed. I gave Mutatis 5 stars, I really was stunned (I still am) with that album. But Mythos? It is a total different sound, to me it's does not sound like the same band. Allow me to say - it's very personal of course - I think of Mythos as a waist of my money. So... back to Mutatis, with a lot of pleasure, I still recommend (and re-recommend) Mutatis to all those who are in favour of great symphonic Neo Prog Rock.
 Mythos by IN NOMINE album cover Studio Album, 2005
2.62 | 17 ratings

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Mythos
In Nomine Neo-Prog

Review by erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This Spanish five piece band made a fine impression with their third album entitled "Mutatis mutandis". On this new album Mythos is obvious less influenced by IQ than on that third album. In general they made modern and pleasant sounding, often dynamic neo-prog featuring strong and fiery electric guitarplay, tasteful keyboards and a tight rhythm- section (sometimes a bit too). The English vocals are the weak point, not bad but mediocre without the usual Spanish expression. The highlight is the long final track "Sisyphus" that starts and ends with wonderful Spanish guitar and contains lots of good interplay between guitar and keyboards and some fine soli. A fine album but I advice In Nomine to sing in Spanish.


 Mutatis Mutandis by IN NOMINE album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.47 | 27 ratings

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Mutatis Mutandis
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Review by NJprogfan
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3 stars This Spanish band has the Marillion/IQ sound down pat. Right off the bat, "Beetles Of Concrete" screams IQ with their guitars and keyboards reminding you of Mike Holmes and Martin Oldford. The lead singer may not sound like Peter Nichols, but I'm reminded of him. The lyrics are also of the IQ variety, obtuse and gothic. The track "No Deal" has vocal harmonies that remind me, of all bands, Starcastle! A bit of a basic Neo-song with nice guitar and that Starcastle harmony towards the end. Very strange, indeed. My only complaint about the album is the keyboards. On track "Spiritless Fellow" it reminds me too much of the cheesy '80's sound. In fact, the 80's sound runs through much of the album. The savior is the guitar. It has a nice Hackett/Holmes sound, especially on the most prog sounding song, "Le Cadavre Exquis", the longest track. At 16 minutes, it runs the gamut of sounds, from Genesis to IQ to Marillion to Yes/Starcastle. Time signatures abound, there's more color and the guitar is wonderful. Very good! There is a short song, "Snowly" that's a bit comical and a song called "Panem & Circenses" (Bread & Circuses) with the cheesy 80's synth at the start but then kicks in with that nice guitar. If you are a fan of Neo-prog and like nice guitar work, this album is for you. The keyboards are okay, but the guitar dominates. A good but not essential album. 3 stars!
 Mutatis Mutandis by IN NOMINE album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.47 | 27 ratings

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Mutatis Mutandis
In Nomine Neo-Prog

Review by erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is a new Spanish prog rock band but I cannot trace anything Spanish. On their album "Mutatis Mutandis" (from 2000) IN NOMINE sounds in general as the Spanish version of IQ and they do it very good. The six compositions (between 2 and 16 minutes) have varied and lush climates delivering many strong and exciting soli on guitar (howling and sensitive) and keyboards (flashy and bombastic). The short track "Snowly" contains beautiful classical guitar and some harpsicord. But the absolute highlight is the epic composition "Le cadavre exquis" (almost 16 minutes): it starts with twanging electric guitar and pleasant vocals, some hard-edged guitar and then lots of changing climates featuring church organ sound and many compelling electric guitar and keyboard work, including interplay and soli in the best IQ tradition. In Nomine doesn't sound very original but if you love bands like the early IQ, PENDRAGON and CLEPSYDRA, this CD will delight you for sure!


 Mutatis Mutandis by IN NOMINE album cover Studio Album, 2000
3.47 | 27 ratings

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Mutatis Mutandis
In Nomine Neo-Prog

Review by johan.deseyn

5 stars Never heard of this band, untill I learned from them throughout Prog Archives. And as already happened several times in the past, I became very interested in what Prog Archives mentioned about their music. Furthermore, I read the review by Mr Meeuws, and next I bought this CD. It is so damned good - pardon me my French - but, this is superb Neo Prog Rock. Fascinating music!! Being a great NPR-lover I started to admire Arena, Collage, Clepsydra, Illuvatar, IQ, Pendragon and all those other outstanding bands thank to this site. In Nomine is a band that has recently become one of my favourites. Highly recommended to all those who love the bands I mentioned above. Great music, very powerfull, very mature NPG. I am indeed looking out for their next masterpiece. Congratulations to all the members of the band... excellent work.
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