EL TRIO - “Las Manos” (2013)
Progressive Rock from the Dominican Republic? I wasn’t aware….
My favorite track is #9 - “Uanabi”, that builds to a bit of a Rage Against The Machine vibe at the end.
From SeaOfTranquility.com: ”Las Manos is the third album from El Trio, following their 2009 release La Blanca y La Gris. The band is made up of Kilvin Peña, on bass; Johandy Ureña, plays drums; and Jonatan Piña Duluc, plays guitar and performs lead vocals.
El Trio is a Santiago, Dominican Republic, genre-bending meld of influences. They have enough talent to bridge the wide gaps between classic rock, jazz, prog, Latin troubadour and Afro-Dominican folk. Las Manos provides all of that great music in 10 well – written and performed tracks of music.
If you like deep chunky bass, heavy lead electric guitar, power drums and Spanish lyrics delivered with power this is your best bet.
There are no bad tracks on this disc. It is full of power electric rockers like “Desconectar”, which is a good mix of Rush/Led Zeppelin, with plenty of lead electric shredding. “Tanto Amor” is another track full of vibrant lead electric and solid bass and drums. “Buenas Noches” is a fun song full of more of a bouncy beat. “No Somo Indio” is full of good humor and “Fuentes” is a slow rocking bluesy guitar track full of Santana – like soul.
Well recommended excursion from your normal tastes. This Dominican band can rock…and prog…and well just about play any kind of music.”
2.Tanto Amor (3:29)
3.Buenas Noches (3:21)
4.Ojo Artificial (5:00)
5.Cancion sin Nombre (4:42)
6.Canterbule (Pt.3) (5:01)
7.Reir pa no Llorar (5:07)
8.No Somo Indio (4:32)