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   TIERRA SANTA
Apocalipsis
2004
Locomotive Music
http://www.tierra-santa.net


rating: 4/5

1. Nerón
2. Apocalipsis
3. Naci Siendo Libre
4. Tu Misión
5. Kamikaze
6. Rumbo A Las Estrellas
7. La Ira Del Cielo
8. El Grito De La Tierra
9. Sonar Con Ella
10. Esta Tierra Es Mia
11. Hermano Del Viento

A symphonic intro quickly bursts out in a classic type of heavy metal song ("Nerón") and Ángel's typical voice sets in, as always singing in Spanish. There you pretty much have Tierra Santa's ingredients. Often described as the Spanish Iron Maiden, but I must say this time, on this sixth album, I hear more other classic hardrock and metal, it's the most versatile album so far, and IMO they needed that. The whole songwriting is more mature, there are more little surprises here and there, and better melodies. The title song "Apocalipsis" is faster, and "Naci Siendo Libre" has some more laid-back parts. "Tu Misión" has some cool riffs (Deep Purple style sometimes) and a catchy chorus, "Kamikaze" delivers what the title promises: full speed ahead! But then I cringe.... "Rumbo A Las Estrellas" sounds like a weak radio song, ugh! Well, maybe not weak, and I do wish them radio success if they want it, but I don't think the average metalhead will like this one. "La Ira Del Cielo" gets back to old school stuff again, starting with one of the many great solos of Ángel and Arturo, and a chorus in the vein of their older work. The next three songs vary in speed but are all fairly catchy. "Hermano Del Viento" is an acoustic ballad and ends the CD in a relaxed, quiet fashion.

Tierra Santa has stepped away from their Iron Maiden-clone image a bit, and incorporated more influences in their sound, making this album more versatile and different from its predecessors. I guess it's up to the fans to decide for themselves whether that's a good thing or not.

submitted by Marlies 09.01.2005

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