Monday, 18 February 2019
Jaivas. Los - Hijos De La Tierra (1995)
The 11th album from this band from Chile.
The band were a quintet with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, local woodwinds, local percussion, local strings and Spanish vocals.
They got help from others who provided backing vocals.
The band has developed from a primitive sounding folk rock band to a more sophisticated prog rock and then towards becoming a more rock band.
This is the case on this album.
The band retains their DNA profile. A very very strong DNA profile rooted in folk music from South America.
Unfortunate, this album has this 1980s/1990s sound and that is a pretty bad sound. There are some plastic fantastic sounds pling plongs around. Something that is really annoying.
I am not so sure why we get heavy metal guitars and some more heavy metal here either.
The vocals are superb and the saving grace here. This on an album which varies between folk music and heavy metal.
I am not won over. It is still a decent to good album.