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Barbarian - Heavy Metal Resurrection (CD)

Heavy Metal Resurrection
by Grigoris Chronis at 04 March 2008, 9:53 AM

These Spanish barbarians are not as savage as their name declares. Still, BARBARIAN deliver a good doze of semi-wild Heavy Metal sung in their native language. I feel friends of 'exotic' Metal music can grab the chance and give some credit to this honest trio, even if…
…the production is not dissent enough (OK, it's a self-financed release, anyway) plus Pep's vocals will not convince a demanding listener. But, the music stands alone as a good secret for this heroic 2003-born band. BARBARIAN strongly flirts with both the classic Metal ideals plus a portion of Thrash (riff-wise) vigor. In particular, the guitar(s) handle some great chords with much of sharp soloing and enough of mediocrity in performing vivid themes. The rhythm section is simple, and - bearing in mind this is their 2nd release - I feel there's room for further synchronization. The 12-munite title track is a separate case for BARBARIAN, exposing the band's will to play some interesting multi-dimensional music; they partially succeed in so.
Listening to this release for another couple of times, I see more Thrash-y stuff lurking in. Technical, yet -in-your-face in a way, BARBARIAN sees a Metal band not willing to run away from its 'fan' attitude. Meaning there's enough of 'pro' work to be done in terms of personality and 'result' decision. Plus: I guess a better singer is needed, without throwing the current vocal lines away. I really can see a better future for this Heavy/(on-the-edge) Thrash outfit.


2 Star Rating

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Los Elegidos
Heavy Metal Resurrection
Ciudad Maldira
Inferno Sobre La Tierra
La Hora De La Verdad
Pep Casas - Guitars, Vocals
Simon Lamb - Bass
Carles Badal - Drums
Record Label: Self Released


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