Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bocanegra - S/T

From Guadalajara, Mexico, Bocanegra is a chaotic and screamy band that carries some beautiful melodic sensibilities to their music.  Picture the melody of bands like Yage or Funeral Diner mixed with the chaos and intensity of something like early Orchid material. 

The recording is extremely powerful as the large roomy drums pound under a very coherent guitar.  The desperate vocals and distorted bass sit just in the right part of the mix to not be hidden, but to subtly add that extra layer of warmth.

I love the urgency that this band presents in their composition. Every song sounds like an epic masterpiece.  I might even go as far as to compare this to Portraits of Past in that regard.

Have a listen here.