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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) - La Biblia CD (album) cover


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4.28 | 58 ratings

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5 stars La Biblia by Vox Dei is one of the milestones of Argentinean rock music of all times. This is only comparable to the impact records like The Dark Side of the Moon , Tommy or Sgt Pepper had on global music. This has influenced loads of musicians from my country and 40 years after it's release it's still highly revered.

For non Argentinean users of Progarchives , you must take into account that "La Biblia" has several version. I will describe the original studio version released in 1971 and NOT the one posted here which includes an orchestra.

This record has a very psychedelic atmpsphere and features almost no keyboards using a wide range of styles : heavy rock , blues and even orchestras on the epic "Cristo". The lyrics on this record are plain awesome , describing some of the bible most remembered moments: Genesis and the beggining of time , The birth of Moses and how he was found on the Nile , The last supper , The death of Jesus etc... Really incredible and moving compositions

On the starter , "Genesis" we have great vocals from Ricardo Soule and one of the most incredible outros I have ever heard. "Moises" has a very psichedelic feel , almost resembling Nektar or early Can works for you to have an idea. "Las Guerras" is the longest and heaviest song of the album: clocking at 13 minutes is a blues rock epic.

Profesias is a slow tune featuring an orchestra in the back and really good guitar work , then develops into a melodic ballad in the middle of the song. "Libros Sapienciales" is a prelude to the birth of Christ with really moving lyrics. "Cristo" is a 14 minute epic divided in two parts: The first part includes an orchestra and the second one is a blues rock epic highlighting a long harp and guitar interlude.

The record closes with "Apocalipsis" which is a chaotic instrumental

I recommend this record to all Latin American prog fans , specifically those that have a good understanding of Spanish and the Bible to appreciate the strongest point of the album that being the lyrics and vocals.

A masterpiece of prog and a milestone of Argentinean Rock music.

crimson87 | 5/5 |


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