Tuesday 28 August 2018

Climax - Gusano Mecanico (1974)

The one and only album from this Bolivian band.

The band was a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and Spanish vocals.

This is really an obscure band from a very small country in the history of progressive rock. So it is a delight to review this album and give it some attention.

The band gave us some really hard progressive rock. Hard progressive rock with a surprisingly good sound. I thought the sound would be really substandard. But it is not. It is rather very good.

The influences from Led Zeppelin is pretty evident in the beginning where the band "borrows" some well known LedZep riffs. The music then turns towards a more psych rock and hard prog landscape.

The music is pretty melodic at times and has some interesting ideas.

There are even some King Crimson and Pink Floyd influences on this album too.

The band does a good job and the vocals are more than acceptable. There is no real good piece of music here and the music is a bit lacking in quality on this thirty-five minutes long album.

It is still an album well worth checking out if 1970s hard progressive rock is your thing.

2 points

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