Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
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One of the best nu-metal bands!
Daniel Sarlo | North Bay, ON Canada | 07/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ill Nino uses different styles of music, there are some parts that sound like Static-X, Soulfly, P.O.D. and Spineshank. It is hard to describe so it is well worth a listen. Here are my individual song reviews:1. God Save Us (9/10) Vocals sound similar to Static-X and has a more melodic Chorus. Bridge is very short, yet a highlight.2. If You Still Hate Me (10/10) Great combination and quick change from screaming to singing. Great guitar riffs, the 3rd best song on the album.3. Unreal (9/10) Intro makes it sound like the first two, but it is quite different. It's the 2nd single and it has a similar sound to P.O.D. in the Chorus, with great lyrics.4. Nothing's Clear (8/10) Sounds at times like Soulfly and in Chorus, Christian's vocals are crisp and good.5. What Comes Around (9/10) Good choice for 1st single. It probably contributed to a lot of sales because of it's rap-style verses and softer Chorus and Bridge.6. Liar (10/10) Excellent song all around, meaningful lyrics and agression. Great drumming. The 2nd best song on the album!7. Rumba (9/10) Annoying intro, but don't judge by that. A great song which maintains heaviness and melody. The song has spanish chorus in addition to the words "Swallow the style that I bring you"8. Predisposed (9/10) Similar to Unreal but maintains its own style. A song about innocent suffering, then rebelling.9. I Am Loco (10/10) My favourite song on the album because of the variations of music genres and the amazing meaningful lyrics. It blends fast-paced Metal with electronic sounds and melodic rock.10. No Murder (9/10) Christian's vocals amaze me once again with his ability to sing with 3 different voices.11. Rip Out Your Eyes (9.5/10) What an amazing song, almost good enough to be perfect, but the lyrics lack a bit of explaining.12. Revolution/Revolucion (9/10) A great song that is about none other than Revolution! Maybe to do with Christian's thoughts on Brazil. Highlight is when he shows us his vocal talent at the very end "Revolution/Revolucion".13. With You (8/10) A very slow, love song. I enjoy Nu-Metal bands that put a soft song last on their album. That shows their love for good music, no matter what the style. They manage to make a soft song GOOD!! It isn't anything special but is a good end song.This album is one of the best albums in my collection and should be in yours too! Go out and buy this online or in the music store. Also look for "Confessions", the new Ill Nino album which promises to be even heavier and diverse... out in September."
Revolution in Nu-Metal
Kabulnation | Windham, ME USA | 06/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Contradictions that fill expectations of "Ill-Nino" pop out from the band's debut disc. The gruesome cover and politically-charged song titles imply a harder-than-ever Thrash-fest that never stops, although the band is capable of this sound. At t5he same time, the Spanish surnames band symbol imply gimmicktry, but Ill-Nino's Spanish lyrics and Latin flavor enhance the music becoming overdone. At times, "Revolution Revolucion" seems almost too sedate, and it does fall into some usual "rap-metal" trappings in spite of itself, but overall it is an excellent debut for fans who lean on the more cerebral side of the modern metallic endeavors.
1.God Save Us - 8/10
2.If You Still Hate Me - 6/10
3.Unreal - 7/10
4.Nothing's Clear - 5/10
5.What Comes Around - 7.5/10
6.Liar - 9.5/10
7.Rumba - 9/10
8.Predisposed - 8/10
9.I Am Loco - 10/10
10.No Murder - 4/10
11.Rip Out Your Eyes - 9.5/10
12.Revolution/revolucion - 7/10
13.With You - 6/10
Total - 96.5/130 or 7.4/10"
"The gods want something"
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 05/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm mainly into metal from the `80s and have very few albums from the `00s, but this CD cover caught my eye in a record store a few months back. It reminded me of the mummified corpses and skeletons on display during Mexico's Day of the Dead. I discovered that Ill Nino is a Latino metal band, so this made sense. I popped it into the listening station and was blown away. There is so much depth and so many styles to their music. At times it is angry death metal with bellowing vocals. At other times it is very melodic and pleasant, almost mainstream. Then they throw in some Spanish lyrics and Latin rhythms. The same tracks can urge the listener to hum and sing along and then cause the pulse to rise and the fists to clench. I'm not a fan of Death Metal or Latin music, but the combination with heavy rock melodies just seems to work. This CD finds its way in my player a lot!
"God Save Us": Has a Korn-like opening with a melodic, sing-along break in between, a beautiful guitar piece, then explodes again.
"If You Still Hate": There is more of a Latino sound here and, during its death metal parts, is even angrier than the opening: "I wish you dead!!!!"
"Unreal": Awesome! Very catchy with great vocals. When the guitar kicks in with the second verse of the chorus, it's a killer ride! Not as much screaming on this one so it's more accessible.
"Nothing's Clear": More Latin sound here (Latin guitar) plus more Spanish lyrics at the bridge. Another of my favorites. More harsh than "Unreal" but has accessible, catchy parts.
"What Comes Around": I love the chorus to this one--"I have nothing to say, but I feel like my mouth is open." Rap-like verse with Latin part as well.
"Liar": Wow, all kinds of stuff going on here. Storming drums with a very catchy part at "You say things would be the same." Harsh, Korn-like at times with angry rap-like verses and even record-scratching.
"Rumba": Another stand-out. Dominated by the quote: "The gods want something."
"Predisposed": another favorite of mine. Not as catchy and memorable but still an accessible song that's not too noisy. I like the calm guitar interlude.
"I Am Loco": Angry, furious lyrics with record-scratching. Harsh yet still melodic. Lots of stuff going on here.
"No Murder": Explodes with perhaps the angriest, heaviest stuff on the album. In contrast, the chorus is very catchy and one of my favorite parts on the CD. It even harmonizes. Both beautiful and ugly to the point of blood-curdling.
"Rip Out Your Eyes": Not as memorable save for the gut-wrenching bellowing of the title.
"Revolution/Revolucion": Now this one is very memorable. The chorus is awesome! My second favorite behind "Unreal." Then exploding with "Revolucion!!!" at the end.
"With You": Latin-flavor love song. All right. Nothing special. They should stick to their "Deathmex" stuff."