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La Ira de Dios: Apus Revolucion Rock

Over to Peru for this power trio (translate as The Wrath of God). A male/female dialogue opens the album briefly and is blasted apart by a fiery punk-rock vamp. Anguished vocals low down in the mix adorn the tracks which rely on their wall-of-sound, early British punk style, supplemented by soaring spacey guitars and tribal drumming. The heavy acid psych-rock style, epitomised by "Todo arde.." (everything up in flames), "Calles oscuras" (dark streets) and especially the fabulous penultimate track, "Megahertz", provide at least some relief from the in-yer-face mashing of the band's punk influences. The tempo throughout is relentless though even in their more classic-rock influenced songs. "Lima City" even has a vocal duet and woo-hoo chorus which hints at a pop idiom still to be fully realised.

Musically the band is very tight and their pacey, well-controlled, raw and dirty guitar solos together with the frantic back line demonstrates that they are far from being a typical three-chord thrash outfit. Songs are delivered in Spanish with one in English. High-octane material from an energetic live band who have three albums behind them and a fair following of fans in their own country and abroad.


Track Listing
1. Revolucion
2. No hay control
3. Misantropo
4. Todo arde en llamas
5. 5000 anos
6. Yo solo
7. Lima ciudad
8. Woman
9. Guerilla a gogo
10. Calles oscuras
11. Megahertz
12. Atravezare

Added: January 27th 2010
Reviewer: Richard Barnes
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Related Link: Band MySpace
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Language: english

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