"Canciones Escritas En El Exilio" CD
Genres: heavy metal, Dominican metal, Spanish metal
LLC 132 W26th Street
New York, NY 10001
April 6 - 13 2002
|Wow. Heavy metal from the Dominican Republic. Singing
entirely in Spanish, M-16 sure can teach us a thing or two about fierce metal. "La
Sangra Que Corre En Mis Venas" (translated as "The Blood That Runs Through My
Veins") is an angry, frightening chunk of metal that isn't all that fast, but still
manages to be as powerful as all heck. Meanwhile, "Oracion A La Serenidad" is a
blazing, vicious pile of furious rock. If you're already angry, be warned, this album may
push you over the edge. M-16 aren't all that fast or manic, but their powerful chunks of
guitar sludge make speed completely irrelevant - their music is insanely hard. Who would
have thought that the Dominican metal scene could produce such a kick-ass band?
way, this album scores bonus marks for the best cover version of the Doors'
"Strange Days" I've ever heard.)