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Mensajero No Es Importante

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.
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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