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7 Apr 2008, 23:47 by kidofthecenturyI can see it without even having listened to their debut album Procesos yet: Mahesh are going to be the progressive metal band we were expecting for here in Chile since the unfortunate hold of Matraz. Actually, Mahesh was formed by Matraz's former bassis and singer, Inti Oyarzún, who played in Tiempo, but this time the band also has a female singer named Francisca Moraga. The rest of the band are Eric Troncoso on guitar and ramón plaza on drums.
I can't say much more about the band since Procesos should be at my mailbox by tomorrow noon but trust me, they're something to be really concerned about.
Some streamable tracks:
Procesos' cover art:
Procesos is a metal/fusion album, absolutely amazing, extremely beautiful and passionate. It reminds me of Matraz, of course, but also of Frank Gambale and that exquisite album along Stuart Hamm and Steve Smith named The Light Beyond…
3 Feb 2008, 20:18 by kidofthecentury
4 Jan 2008, 06:44 by Darkneo16xAs many users of last.fm, I'm doing a list with all the concerts that I have attended in the past, including the gigs of local bands (so if you see a "strange name", it's because maybe is a cool Chilean band and you must check it now!). I'm going to live concerts since 2004, until today I saw aprox. 100 bands live or more, you can check the full list next:
The Format is:
day/month : band (support act) - venue
the concerts marked with a ♦, enters in the category of *Incredible and unforgetable*
All the concerts were in Chile, excepts for the ones that indicates another place.
29/10: Panzer + Dorso + Inquisicion + Sadism + Alejandro Silva + Kintral + Harmony - Campus San Joaquín, UC
02/04: Mägo de Oz (support: Steelrage) - Estadio Victor Jara
05/08: ♦ After Forever (support: Human Factor + AghonyA) - Teatro Providencia
21/08: ♦ Stratovarius (support: Delta) - Teatro Caupolicán
13 Oct 2007, 15:17 by kidofthecenturyPain of Salvation is my most scrobbled band, as you can see, but that doesn't mean they're the band I've listened to the most! Since Opeth's songs are much longer, they're third in my charts even though they're the band I listen most of the time...
So if you feel the same about your charts, try this normalizer.
It shows my charts should be like this:
What a shame it doesn't support all the artists, Chilean bands like Matraz, Mar de Robles and Claudio Cordero disappeared from my list :(
19 Aug 2007, 04:52 by kidofthecenturyhttp://img.godlike.cl/images/35knal.png
Riverside are one of my favourite bands although they have only released two albums (Out Of Myself and Second Life Syndrome) and an EP (Voices In My Head). Their sound is some sort of mix between progressive rock and metal, but rock mostly and what they do they do great. Their previous albums for me are little masterpieces, but this time they exceeded even the highest expectations. After two perfect albums, they have just made their most awesome record to end this "Reality Dream Trilogy": Rapid Eye Movement, or as I like to call it (thanks to Braxil for that), "Rapid Eye Masterpiece". Mariusz voice is one of my favourites, although he doesn't have a great technique he is so passionate when singing... I can't believe he also plays bass while doing it!
This time they don't start the record with a slow or growing track, now they're direct and clear with a superb opening track: Beyond The Eyelids. …
3 Jun 2007, 08:12 by kidofthecenturyEven though I don't play the guitar, I enjoy intrumental guitar albums a lot. Steve Vai, Greg Howe and Kiko Loureiro are three of my all times favourites, their music is awesome and in spite what people may say, their work is extremely passionate and full of feeling.
Having listened to those skilled musicians, I found myself with Claudio Cordero, a Chilean guitarist with more attitude than what's usually expected from a prog buddy. He's career is quite impressive: he's part of Matraz, he's been hired to become the guitar player of the legendary Mexican band Cast, he is part of Linda Cushma's Oxygene8 and now he has released his first solo album, titled Enlace.
Enlace is an intrumental guitar rock album filled with technique and passion, where every note is played looking for its meaning and even the mistakes are intentional. A beautiful album featuring rock, metal, prog, fusion and some acoustic tunes, a song for every mood.
5 Apr 2007, 16:23 by kidofthecentury
11 Sep 2006, 07:15 by kidofthecenturyAs I said in a friend's journal I would, I'm writing about good rather unknown bands that you'd probably like.
And what a better way to do it than writing about bands from my beloved country =D
First I must mention one of my favourites, Mar de Robles. They play a kind of prog rock that resembles King Crimson at times, but Lucho Tobar, its singer, also plays saxophone and flute. They only have one album, MdR, but a new record is coming soon.
I could see them live once, an amazing show, they sounded even better than in the CD. Great musicians.
If you want to try them, check out these free tracks:
El Flecha (my favourite)
Tags: progressive, fusion, rock, jazz
Official website: http://marderobles.com/ (it's in Spanish, sorry 'bout that).
Another good progressive band from Chile is Ergo Sum. They play a similar style to Mar de Robles, a Fusion Rock with flute, metallophone and all that rock may take. Very good stuff.