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Rata Blanca
Rata Blanca
Rata Blanca
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal, Latin Music
 
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2003 Release from Argentinean Metal Band Formed in the Late '80s. Long Before it Became Fashionable, They Performed with a Symphonic Orchestra in October of 1992 at the Local Opera Theatre and were a Featured Act on the 19...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rata Blanca
Title: Rata Blanca
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Argentina
Original Release Date: 2/23/1999
Re-Release Date: 3/2/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Latin Pop, Latin Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731452603326

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2003 Release from Argentinean Metal Band Formed in the Late '80s. Long Before it Became Fashionable, They Performed with a Symphonic Orchestra in October of 1992 at the Local Opera Theatre and were a Featured Act on the 1995 Monsters of Rock Tour.

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El final de la rata
alberto perez | puerto rico | 01/27/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"este cd fue el que marco el final para rata blanca nuevo vocalista,onda bastante comercial,no me gusta casi nada excepto algunos solos de giardino, el titulo real es rata blanca VII ,esta es una version de estados unidos que le editaron tambien a bandas como 2 minutos,resorte,la renga y otros para realizarlos domesticos ,pero son versiones pobres no en cuanto a la calidad de sonido pero si alteraron el arte original ,ademas que no incluyen fotos ni liricas,este es el ultimo disco de rata blanca antes de su desaparicion,giardino ahora esta en un grupo con el ex batero de a.n.i.m.a.l. "temple""
A big change in Rata Blanca's sound
Alex Dock | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 07/29/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In fact this album was originally released in Argentina as "Rata Blanca VII"in 1997.
Once again the band decided to change vocalist and an unknown singer (Gabriel Marian) was the chosen one. His style is rather different than the three previous singers, he is closer to Jon Bon Jovi, rather than Ian Gillan. The style of the band also changed, songs like "La historia de un muchacho" or "Viejo amigo" are very strange tunes, and "Anarquia" and "Mr Cosmico" sound like Ozzy's "Ozzmosis". However, the album (although is not the best of the band)has some delightful moments, specially in songs like "Madame X" that reminds Rata's first album.
To sum up, if you are a Rata's fan, you should buy the record and know a different side of the band. But if you had never heard Rata Blanca before I suggest you must start with their two first records: "Rata Blanca" (1988)and "Magos, espadas y rosas" (1990)that will blow up your mind!!!"
Heavy with melody
2shred | Northern Indiana, USA | 10/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I fell across Rata Blanca when my son was doing a class report on Argentina. We needed some music samples, so we did some more research on the band. Even though I do not speak Spanish, music is a universal language and these guys can lay it down. Sure, it sounds like big hair 80's metal. But, it has more melody than most of today's stuff, it has a great lead guitarist (Walter Giardino) who has studied his Blackmore properly and Gabriel Marian can sing. Even though I do not speak their native tongue, I can dig the tunes and this disc is a great play. I have grown fond of it and it sits quite nicely with my Yngwie, Joe Stump and instrumental discs. It isn't computers, machines and looping. It's 'lay it down and let's rock' 80's melodies and if you don't care for the syrup, you may not go for it. But, if you cut your teeth on big hair and you want to hear what it influenced, check out some Rata Blanca."