Tuesday, 11 September 2012

CULTURA TRES: Doommabbestia review of "El Mal Del Bien"

Stunning review of Cultura Tres' "El Mal Del Bien" published on Doommabbestia

"Venezuela. Hot, sunny and bright South America. Not for Cultura Tres, who show us the dark side of the deep south of the Americas. That dark that goes into ancestral, the hidden, the not expressed and, therefore, suppressed.

The result we get is everything but sunny and bright: we find ourselves in front of isolated and obscure lands, cold and dying, where rage dwells together with desolation and darkness prevail. Desolation shows itself right from the beginning, from those never-ending seconds of silence opening the first track, Propiedad De Dios, and the entire album. A surprising, unexpected and scary starting. The same as their approach to sludge doom: heavy, powerful and monolithic, which never stops to get you a bit restless, just like when you go paranoid, keeping on turning your head back to look if someone is following you, while you are walking alone in a dark and desert road.

Ancestral, I was saying, like the tribal rhythms that fill the instrumental Los Muertos De Mi Color, where foggy atmospheres and guitar moans make the sound almost esoteric, as a background for a (apparently) political speech, that falls on the listener as a catastrophic prediction....." Keep reading (in English and Italian)

A review by Ila Satsumo )))))