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4.00 | 3 ratings

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4 stars Vitruvius is a young progressive metal band from Mexico, who realy capture my attention with their first album issued this year - 2011 selftitled. Female fronted band, Dulce Robles has a pleasent voice whom integrates very well in the music, but the cherry on the cake here is the instrumental passages, who realy kick ass on every piece. From the opening track Stealing a Tear From the Rain, the listner will know that something great will appear in the almost 1 hour music. Excellent musicianship, even the song writting is ok, but nothing really new under the sun, only pleasent with some amazing passages, specialy the twin guitar of Oskar Villarreal and Tonio Tejeda. The druming is more then ok, some great chops made by Ronnie Rodriguez worth to be invistigated on this first release of Vitruvius. Now, the voice is ok here, has plenty of good moments but her range is not the one I like on female vocalists, I don,t know, but the tone of her voice is sometimes irritating but not bad combined with music, in her most calm moments I don,t like her at all. The main attraction is instrumental passages, who realy has something to say, if this album were all instrumental, then something was a lot diffrent, and I mean a higher rate and a more pleasent and catchy release, at least for me. The interply between musicin is excellent, just take a listen to the instrumental track Alchemist , simply great, and of course the rest of the passages, another worthy moments are on opening track or in the last piece Black Sphere divided in 2 parts, the first one is atmospheric with spacey moents , while the second parts, is a great ex of how must sound progressive metal these days. So, a quite good towards great first release of this mexican bad, desearve from me 3.5-4 stars, if the voice was more intristing and had a diffrent aproach then my rate were higher for sure, still fans of prog metal, take a listen because worth it.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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