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INDICIOS

Post Mortem

 

Progressive Metal

3.33 | 6 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Great album by this Argentinean project!

Last year I was contacted by Marcos Antonelli, one of the members of Post Mortem in order to indtroducing me to their music, and basically their debut full-length album entitled Indicios. I thank Marcos for it, and please accept my apologies because I should have written this review ages ago. Well, Post Mortem is a quartet from La Plata, Argentina, whose first official release saw the light in 2009 as an EP; and five years later, with more years of experience they decided to release their first album which I have to say is pretty good.

Their music has an obvious tendency to the metal side of prog, that's inherent, however, they also bring elements from their roots, from their Argentinean folk and the worldwide known tango, so those elements add rich textures to their compositions. The album is relatively short, with 36 minutes of music. It opens with "Plan" and since the first seconds we can appreciate a nice balance between guitars and keyboards, creating together nice passages that are greatly complemented by bass and drums. After a minute and a half vocals enter, adding a new interesting element to the music, when the voice appears the background is calmer, not that heavy; but then the instrumental moments bring again a bit more power. I like a lot the kind of gothic atmospheres created by keyboards, and the guitar solo at the end of the track.

The album continues with "País" which I think stands as my favorite track because of several details: the saxophone addition at the beginning is amazing, it puts a richer sound without a doubt; then when vocals appear, a sense of fear appears, like if it was a horror-like movie; and then the music makes a lot of changes in these 6 minutes, so it is evident that the compositional skills from Post Mortem are great. I like they also write in Spanish, not because it is my native language, no, but because I have always preferred bands singing in precisely, their native languages, it is like part of their essence, I think. Later in this song we can enjoy soft guitar solos greatly accompanied by an organ and drums; interesting passages that might please anyone's ears.

"Él sabe" brings at first a kind of somber atmosphere with some doom-like guitars, but later the rhythm slows down and vocal appear, making a totally catchy sound. The lyrics are pretty nice, and the last two minutes are more intense and more interesting, honestly I think I would have preferred it simply instrumental. "Sed" is another great track that has its dose of gothic nuances, but that changes while the time is running, "Indicios" is the longest composition, a ten-minute track full of great elements, details and changes. It has a slow beginning, with piano and vocals but then guitars and drums appear and all together create a sound that in moments remind me of Ayreon's passages. What I like of this song is that it passes fast, I mean, one can easily enjoy it, the minutes run and everything is great, its sound is friendly and easy to dig, which does not mean it is easy to create, not at all.

"Postudio" is the last song of the album, and though it is a nice one, and the sense of goodbye can be perceived from the beginning. It is a nice instrumental track (with spoken word) that closes this nice album. Congratulations to Post Mortem, although I would not say this is a masterpiece, I believe this album may appeal to prog and metal fans from around the world; it is easy to dig and to enjoy. They might have a couple of weak points, but I like it nonetheless and I think they have the potential to create a more solid release. Let's cross fingers!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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