Monday, 26 May 2014

Ad Honorem - Ad Honorem (2014)

A new Argentine band with one of their first ever outputs.

The band has labeled their music as symphonic rock, metal and rock. Well, we are all entitled to our opinion. I wonder where the metal part comes in here. Or if my ears are wrong. There is no metal on this album whatsoever. What we get is South American folk rock with some vaudeville influences. The music also has some theater music influences.

An obvious comparison is Ange. There are enough symphonic rock/prog elements here to make that comparison. The vocals is pretty theatrical and so is the use of violins, bass, guitars, piano and percussion. The music is pretty somber and melancholic throughout. The music also has this Argentine identity and flavour which really stands out. Yes, the vocals are in Spanish and they are very good.

The end result is a far too short meeting with this band. A good album though, released through Bandcamp. I hope to hear more from this band in the future.

3 points

The album

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