Company: Bastardized Records Release: 2005 Reviewer: Neekoy Rating: 4
Losely translated to "The Messenger is not Important", Mensajero No Es Importante is quality output from front to back. I suppose it would be classed as Metalcore, however I think it has a hell of a lot more going for it then just being an another angry album. Recorded at the legendary Kohlekeller Studios, the album is influenced by black metal yet has elements of almost Opeth like melodies. For a first full length release they have shown great maturity possibly from the introduction of ex Absidia frontman Daniel Dietelbach who joined after health reasons caused the departure of the former singer. Pick of the songs has to be Lunar Eclispe which can be downloaded free from the bastardization website. Well worth a listen if you want to give up a little bandwidth and get a general overview of their style. If there was a downfall, whilst not obvious in this release, they could possibly succumb to more mainstream influences severly denting a building reputation. I eagerly look forward to seeing what they do in future releases.