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5 stars WOW! This is the first thing that came into my mind after finished my first listen to the new Albatros record, Ursus.

This band from Spain totally blew me off in the first spin of the record. Released my Musea it's their 2º full release and they've got an demo/ep as well.

The fact they're singing in spanish (the only exception being the last track 'Planeta Prohibido') makes the record gain so much life. And the vocals on this track are amazing as well.

The whole album have a 70's feel to it, but in any moment you feel that kind of 'I've heard it before', and that's amazing in my opinion, the band acomplished such a hard work with a whole 'new feeling' to Ursus.

The title track 'Ursus' is trippy, reflexive and have some Opeth, Riverside, Porcupine Tree moments. 'El Camino' follow the same path but with more keyboards.

'Loki' sound like a 80's metal mixed with Progressive and video game soundtracks (like Megadrive games), and... it works! 'La Ciénaga' is a beautiful instrumental piece with a psychedelic feel to it.

'Rey Lombriz' come with a lot of synths and a bit of a latin touch, a simple and direct song and open the path for 'Icaro', an amazing epic, full of 70's on it.

Neal Morse and Opeth, you've got a new friend on the top 3 this year!

ProgShine | 5/5 |


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