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Martillo Austral – Requiem (2022)

Martillo Austral
Release date: August 15th, 2022
Label: Independent

The latest from Martillo Austral, the band told me it was their third full length album and if you follow them since the start you should notice they change sound on every release and on here its diffferent than the last.

Absentia opens this up and it’s a lengthy track with a good melodic feel to it, the vocals come in the extreme style and the guitar riffage is what really stood out to me and it goes on throughout the track as the lead takes over and it gave it more feel, really enjoyable with each listen. on Sanctus the vocals are brought out more and the hypnotical guitar vibe is still there and a little more upbeat as well.

And things get a bit differrent on the remainer of this as the last four tracks both have a I or II in the title like Libera me I which is an instrumental that has a haunting feeling as it sounds comepletely done on keyboards which leads us into part II and this is more electric and quite lengthy at over 12 minutes and it has a feeling of taking you on a ride and the keys are really up front here and they come to light even more as about half way in the whole track takes a new direction but then near the end it gets heavier to close it out on a high note.

To close out Lux Aeterna I which is just the riffage on keys that will be on part II and this part is more better as it gives this whole thing a good ending.

More on the atmospheric side I would call this, no blast beats but I can listen to this at anytime, don’t know where the band will take us on the next take but this is a good follow up to their last.

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Martillo Austral – Inexistent Throne (2021)

Martillo Austral
Release date: November 26th, 2021
Label: Independent

I got this in from the band the other day and I was eager to hear what they have come up as I follow their material from the start, they have gotten a bad rap and being labeled NSBM from a few but the band has always denied it.

And on this release, it shows that they are trying something new with their sound as there are only five tracks and the first two, Mechanical Wings and Scorched Souls have a new feel that has never been offered by the band before, the black element is there but not as raw as in the past, it took me a couple of listens to get it.

The Flock is a long one and at the beginning you hear keyboards, and it goes on for a bit until the track takes a darker direction as the vocals made this for me and its interesting as it being long. Letters of Ghouls is an instrumental that has its own feel to it as it is mostly piano and then Pleading to the Void closes this out and the only track that comes in at full force, with some great elements spread all over it, it brought this to great close.

This was a big surprise because it sounds nothing like their previous work and now looking at the cover it even shows, this took me a few listens as being a fan of old material for me to appreciate what is being handed out.
Have an open mind if you liked this band before.

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