A. LOSTFIELD - INTERNAL AFFAIRS
LUGGA MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
Metal To Infinity
is more than a cocaine state! A.Lostfield is a band that is totally unknown to
me but I suppose the far distance between this South American country and Europe
has a lot to do with it. This band is still unsigned and I’m quite sure that a
lot of bigger labels will offer them at once a contract after hearing this CD.
Why? Because in my opinion a.Lostfield is an original band that offers modern
and very professional sounding music. Let me explain…
of all you should know that the band name is coming from Ash Lostfield, composer
of this band and obviously a great song writer although he didn’t play any
instrument on this release. Daniel Gongora and Ivan Amaya did and believe me if
I say they are extraordinary musicians.
band sounds modern and the Nineties Metal scčne was obviously a source of
inspiration for them. A.Lostfield mixes dark Progressive Metal with several
other Metal genres, as long as they sound technical. That doesn’t mean the
band lose any sense for good rhythms and melodic lines. A.Lostfield knows
perfectly how to take and keep the attention of the listener.
that are crossing my mind, listening to “Internal affairs”, are for example
Sentenced, Wolverine, Pain Of Salvation, Opeth, Devin Townsend, and Deadsoul
Tribe… Got the picture? Indeed, this is also some kind of special Metal band
for whom the musical and instrumental arrangements are the most important. That
means that the band isn’t searching for ‘easy on the ear’ tunes and they
actually insists the listeners to take their time. In other words your patience
is needed to get into this CD but that actually didn’t scare me. Therefore
I’ve heard too many awesome arrangements since the very first seconds and I
gave this album a lot of attention because the music demanded me to... You
should really dig this band if you’re a fan of this bizarre kind of Metal,
foreseen from plenty of difficult yet beautiful musical pieces.
production of this – far too short - album is good and it’s another positive
point some power is used to attract the listener. On the other hand the music
itself sounds dark and mysterious. The more you’ll pay attention to this album
the more you will discover the beauty of it. The acoustic guitars in “Hide
Your Face” and “Just The Things You Know” for example are just fantastic.
I’ve heard awesome emotional played guitar solos, hard hitting riffs and let
me tell you every song contains its own strong moments and pleasant surprises.
The vocals are powerful at the one hand, clear and emotional at the other.
of superlatives are well deserved for this album and for some reason I dare to
say a.Lostfield’s future might look bright. The only thing that is bizarre to
me is the fact that A.Lostfield doesn’t sound at all South American! Heavy
Metal, in general, is a worldwide movement and therefore I believe some bigger
label will pick them up. This is music for a bigger crowd and a.lostfield
already proves by this release they’re ready for the world! To purchase
“Internal Affairs”, a good looking digi-pack, you should surf to http://www.myspace.com/alostfield.
My Points: 90 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)
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