Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Argentine Iron Maiden
moonknight_of_twilight | somewhere | 10/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rata Blanca is The Argentine Iron Maiden with a little bit of everything(the main diference is that unlike Maiden keyboards are a constant and important part of the music here),for starters the guitar player who's name is Walter Giardino has the same style as that of yngwie Malmsteem,in fact he studied with him in the past,many times Giardino has been chosen as the best guitar player of the americas and his speed and musical skills are very hard to equal. the singer here has been compared to Bruce dickinson many times and many have stated that this is the south american Iron Maiden. the sound is a combination of heavy metal with neo-classical influences,the sound is awesome and very impressive,the band is formed by a bunch of formidable musicians. anyone who likes Iron Maiden or Stratovarius or Malmsteem will definetely find a golden piece here,the lirics are in spanish but for those of you who don't speak spanish this is still an incredible band that deserves your attention.the following album "Entre el cielo y el infierno" changes their singer and style entering a much heavier side to their music,I didn't like that one too much. the best three Rata Blanca albums released until 2000 are "Magos espadas y rosas","El guerrero del Arco iris" ( my personal favorite),and this one "el libro oculto". there are two more albums,the first one "Rata blanca" and the latest one "Rata blanca 2". this is a highly recommended album."
Real heavy metal!
albert robles | puerto rico | 01/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i love rata blanca, they are from argentina! if you like ozzy and clasic metal you will love this ,spanish lyrics and real metal music ,the guitar player walter giardino is one of the best i ever heard,in their next album entre el cielo y el infierno they change the vocalist and change their style to a similar sound of judas priest"
The greatest Argentinian band
Alex Dock | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 07/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""El libro oculto" is Rata's fourth record and it starts a new era in the band. No more Purple or Rainbow influences, but a more heavy sound like Accept or Judas Priest. Guitar player Walter Giardino (one of the most talented in the world)leaves his ego behind and let the band write most of the songs. The sound is great (specially in "Agord, la bruja" or "Basura") and the album shows a mature and powerful heavy metal band. The new Rata Blanca sound would be shown in their next album "Entre el cielo y el infierno" with a new line up."