Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Los Amantes De Lola|
La Era Del Terror
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Shame it's not one of the best Rock en Español albums
Odeo | México, D. F. | 07/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amantes de Lola came first out as the winners of a Battle-of-the-bands type of contest, holding a demo of "La Flor de Bagdad" as their introduction card on the radio. Then recorded a first self-titled album and picked up the harvest of a rock scene with few good options.
This album came out as the 2nd effort of this five-piece group. Would be very hard for them to beat Caifanes or Maldita Vecindad, althought Amantes de Lola were more in comparison with fellow musicians Fobia. "Rock en Español" at that time was at its peak, options to hear were growing, offering also many more opponents stealing attention of the audience.
Sophomore albums' fame didn't apply on "La Era del Terror". Since the intriguing title, and from begining to end, Amantes de Lola proved to be one of the best promises among Mexican rockers, since it features trips to doo-woop ("Preludio"), funk ("Valiums a tu Tia" and "Deseo"), light rythmic ballads ("Hombres y Locos" and "Hotel") and straight-forward rock ("Juego Sucio" and "No Me Dejes Caer"). Unfortunately, all the tracks are overshadowed by the excessively known "Beber de tu Sangre", but don't get caught in the trap, every track has a reason to be placed after each other -listen to "El Dios en la Pared" with heart in hand and feel, like I do, how the tears slowly come out-.
Most of the credit goes to the great voice of Kazz, who I consider one of the most under-rated vocalists in the Mexican rock scene. His voice has an enviable range and sustain that he makes seem effortless; and although across the time the arrangements still sound less 90's than 80's, the results sound cohesive (it's not a band backing up a vocalist, but a real pop rock group effort).
It's a great album, nevermind you're a nostalgic who thinks Rock en Espanol was better made before, or you're young and want to know about the roots of what's made now."