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Delirium (self-titled)

Delirium (self-titled)
January 15, 2014, 09:25:47 PM
Hailing from Honduras, formerly known as Delirium Tremens, this band released the self-titled album "Delirium" in the year 1995.
One of the few decent metal bands in Central America in the early 90s. 

No need for more information (unless you are interested in finding out more on your own)
The music speaks for itself:

1. Resistol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziO-mv7UT5U

2. Aņos de Cizaņa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNQUdn80asg

3. Privados de Rostro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnU01lK63eg

4. Hermanos en el Dolor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF5uKDV6no4

5. Espejos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXmJjfCyyz0

6. Puerta al Infierno http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-ty-D13Uk

7. Psicopata http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0le5UYQXBs

8. Desde la Oscuridad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFHmtyp7_Wc

9. El Elegido http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX7rixH_52o

10. Cruz Blanca http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVDoGqNwK8E

Re: Delirium (self-titled)
January 16, 2014, 06:20:55 AM
This album can be downloaded for free on their website, on last.fm and there is even a torrent with 320 kbps files floating around. The guys in the band give away the music for free. In a country like ours, they never presumed to make business out of music. It was always about making music, not selling a product.

Or get a pair of good headphones already.

Re: Delirium (self-titled)
January 16, 2014, 12:17:04 PM
It is quite decent stuff with spirit and integrity but its all also kind of all over the place. Whatever, I really liked it, thanks for sharing fenrir.

Re: Delirium (self-titled)
January 16, 2014, 04:14:28 PM
It is quite decent stuff with spirit and integrity but its all also kind of all over the place.

I agree completely.  Style-wise it really lacks direction.
It is also mostly based on very rudimentary guitar technique.  But they are used  effectively to achieve their function in defining the simple 'main riff' and 'melody' of each song.  The drums fill in nicely, and the bass is preoccupied with some independent lines.

It wins with me despite the flaws precisely because of what you said: spirit and integrity.  I feel it is very organic and it tries to be consistent within each song while trying to realize a different idea in each song (but they tinkered with the superficial expression too much instead of just being more consistent in their aesthetic and using structural variation).

I am glad you enjoyed it despite those flaws too.

Re: Delirium (self-titled)
January 16, 2014, 10:11:14 PM
I have to say that a very important factor for me to get immersed in the vibe of this album is the dark poetic nature of the lyrics.
I think the music probably wanders around stylistically because the topics also wander around a bit too much.

The first track(Resistol) is about orphan kids living in the streets who inhale glue to escape their desperate reality. 
The second track (Aņos de Cizaņa) is about the corruption in our government and how they are sucking the life out of the people (but it is all metaphor, you don't see direct references, it is all very poetic).
The third track (Privados de Rostro) is about religious mind control, it is written from the perspective of someone rejecting this control.
 The fourth track (Hermanos en el Dolor) is about mourning the loss of a close friend, about the memory of empathy in struggle and the darkness resulting from this. 
The fifth track (Espejos) explores some metaphysical topic; an existentialist realization of some sort within madness.
The sixth track (Puerta al Infierno) is the vision of a man who dies and realizes he is in front of the gates of hell.
The seventh track (Psicopata) is... about the mind of a Psycopath.
The eighth track (Desde la Oscuridad) is the expression of dark visions and influences on the mind by some obscure entity.
The  ninth track (El Elegido) is about some kind of dark Messiah or Antichrist.
The tenth track (Cruz Blanca) is a man speaking about the vision of his epitaph, and his own tomb under the moonlight.  About him facing the end of his life and having to give account for his transgressions and misdeeds.  The lyrics also contain beautiful poetry, IMO.

Most lyrics are Written in first person perspective as is the typical point of view this band likes to take.  This together with the slightly overt poetic devices reminds me of Joseph Conrad.

I could roughly translate the meanings of the verses to share with you guys, but the poetry and mood would be very hard to preserve.