Thursday, 22 March 2018
Trio. El - Las Manos (2013)
The third album from this band from the Dominican Republic.
El Trio is a trio with a lineup of saxophone, bass, drums, guitars and Spanish vocals.
I have earlier this year reviewed their first two albums and have found them pretty OK. I am not a fan, I have to admit.
Their two albums has been a mixed bag of fusion and more harder rock too. It has taken them two album to develop into the band who has released this album, Las Manos.
Las Manos is forty-seven minutes long and it reminds me a lot about some of the Pez albums from Argentina. That means....
.. A mix of Latin fusion, jazz and folk rock. All this is mixed with modern hard rock again. Modern hard rock and some old hard rock from the likes of Jimi Hendrix.
This album has some hard music throughout and there is not many pauses between the unrelenting hard rocking music. Yes, there is some Latin fusion and some folk rock too. But most of all, Las Manos rocks and rocks hard.
It is a hard rocking album with a few good songs and details. Most of the songs are going nowhere fast and is severe lacking in quality. I am again not convinced. But I wish them well.