Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Crucis - Los Delirios Del Mariscal (1976)

The second and final album from this band from Argentina.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of bass, guitars, drums, percussion, moog, arp, grand piano, organ, keyboards and vocals.

Crucis is one of the most legendary bands from South America. They only released two albums but their sound and influences can be felt even today. There is a lot of bands who has Crucis as one of their main inspirations. 

A lot of bands from Argentina, that is. Crucis is still criminally underrated outside South America.

I reviewed their debut album eleven years ago for ProgArchives and liked that album a lot. 

Los Delirios Del Mariscal gives us thirty-five minutes of lush symphonic prog. References are Nice, Focus and fusion.

There is indeed a lot of fusion on this album and the album has a very good mix of symphonic prog and fusion. Add in South American local music and Spanish vocals and you get the picture.

The organ and moog is very lush indeed. Ditto for the guitar sound. 

The songs are also great with some very memorable hooks and a sound which sets this album a part from most albums.

This is indeed a classic album and one of the best albums ever to come out of Argentina and South America. It is a must have album and one not to miss.

4 points

 

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