Saturday, October 27, 2012

Huinca -"Sic Semper Tyrannis" CD

Huinca is a Chilean metal band that embraces their ancient Latin American heritage, and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" is their debut. Opening with the anthemic "Revuelta" (with words in their native Spanish), the band moves to English with the tight and crunchy "Trepador". "Rapa Nui" is a fierce and rolling thrash assault with a hint of tribalism that reminds of classic Sepultura, somehow. "Guerrero" is another standout, with a complex arrangement that bounces from groove-heavy thrashiness to odd textures and playful interspersed interludes. "Tirano" steamrolls, as does the closer, "Who Is Next", which somehow recalls the heavier moments of Voivod. This is a fine album that shows some extraordinary vision and maturity, and I see Huinca as a great metal hope for 2013. (Digmetalworld)

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