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5 stars When Leonardo Pavcovic from Moonjune Records sends me an album I expect good and elaborate Jazz / Prog Fusion, but with DIALETO's latest release The Last Tribe, he took me by surprise, never really expected a Heavy Prog power trio without keyboards, but most important, never expected to find such rich melodies in a band obviously oriented towards solos and virtuosity.

The album starts with the trippy but powerful Windmaster, where Nelson Coello and Jorge Pescara make a display of unusual guitar dexterity, well supported by Miguel Angel in the drums, some people see this as Fusion, I would go more with some sort of Hard Rock with Prog tendencies in which atmospheric and distorted guitars coexist perfectly around a beautiful melody. Great opener.

Dorian Grey bass intro reminds me of some sections of Watcher of the Skies, but then they morph the sound into an amazing tribal ceremony, here they leave behind the atmospheres and attack us with heavy artillery. When you listen this kind of songs it's obvious that Rock will live forever if new bands as DIALETO carry the torch, shocking as a slap in the face but that's what Prog is about.

The Last Tribe is a different kind of animal (A wild and untamed one), the tribal sound introduced in the previous track is intensified with a magnificent percussion work, and despite the aggressive distorted guitar, we can still find a very dense atmospheric sound that falls like mist over the listener. Yes, it only lasts 1:56 minutes, but sometimes 2 minutes are enough.

Lydia in the Playground is hard to decipher, if I had to use a phrase that describes the track I would choose "gentle and ferocious", because they play with variations over the same melody, but adding frantic guitar solos and paranouid atmospheres with the touch guitar. Amazing.

Unimpossible reminds me of Santana creating some paranoid atmospheres, well, at least until the mark of 2:21, where the dam breaks and they flood us with some KING CRIMSON inspired dissonances that have certain reminiscence with Lark's Tongues in Aspic Pt I, but much more fluid, despite the constant changes and radical breaks. At this point they broke my mental scheme, but I loved it.

Tarde Demais starts with an electric Flamenco guitar oriented intro that leads to one of the most beautiful atmospheric performances I ever heard, this must be one of my favorite musical pieces of the album, mainly because it works as an intro for the schizophrenic Vintitreis, a perfect duet of tracks that create a fantastic balance between oneiric and frenetic.

Whereisit and Sand Horses are like two sides of the same coin, both aggressive and breathtaking but the second one flows mire naturally than Whereisit, anyway, both must be heard as one song, because they fit like two pieces of a puzzle.

The album is closed by the experimental and incredibly weird Chromaterius, a song in which the band members allow themselves to be self-indulgent. And they deserve it, after an almost perfect album they can afford to take some risks, and as usual they hit the nail right in the head.

The Last Tribe is one of the most extravagant and rewarding musical works I listened in 2013, and deserves no less than 5 solid stars (I must be getting weak, two 5 stars ratings in two days), because it's fresh and innovative, but carries the spirit of traditional Rock with the complexity of Prog.

Highly recommended for fans of extreme and intelligent music.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 5/5 |


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