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Jinetes Negros: Jinetes Negros (reissue)

Five years ago, Anima's keyboard player Octavio Stampalia put together a new project with vocalist Marcelo Ezcurra; the new quintet, dubbed Jinetes Negros (Black Riders), was completed by guitarist Pablo Robotti, bassist Marcelo Vaccaro, and drummer Christian Colaizzo. Another half-dozen guests and a background chorus of twelve lent their respective talents to this eponymous debut, which left many trappings Anima-tic behind with a thicker symphonic veneer and some fine flute playing on the opening track. Ezcurra's singing is solid and respectable, as well. "La Anciana" features grandiose orchestral keyboards a la Keith Emerson and adversely raw guitar chords that protrude like bubbles on the surface of boiling paint. The band shifts into prog-metal gear for the uptempo "Cinco Tigres," and downshifts into slick melodic territory on "Un Verano Al Sol." The pomp-rock of "Soldados De Fuego" reintroduces lush synth orchestrations and a choral bedding for a sound much closer to latter-day Cast. A solid, spirited effort that suggests the Black Riders can do even better, Jinetes Negros includes two bonus tracks and the video for "La Anciana," and is published in a mini-gatefold format as with all of Viajero Inmovil's reissues.

Tracklist:

1. El Jinete Negro (The Black Rider) 4:11
2. La Anciana (The Ancient) 4:23
3. Cinco Tigres (Five Tigers) 3:42
4. Floreces, Tiemblas Y Te Vas (You Bloom, You Shake & You Leave) 4:39
5. Un Verano Al Sol (A Summer To The Sun) 4:42
6. Soldados De Fuego (Soldiers Of Flame) 3:52
7. Sacro-Cielo (Sacred-Sky) 5:10
8. El Rey (The King) 6:50
9. Floreces, Tiemblas Y Te Vas 4:39 [bonus track alternate version]
10. Soldados De Fuego 3:25 [bonus track alternate version]

Extra La Anciana [MPEG videoclip]

Total time 46:12

Added: March 6th 2005
Reviewer: Elias Granillo
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Related Link: Viajero Inmovil Records
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Language: english

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