Hispanic metal heads have released some brilliant albums for the past 13 years plus and as a legitimate metal community, I think it is important for us to understand how they dealt with things like Catholicism, teenage alienation, and gangster "culture". As seen in their lyrics, many of them left us haunting messages about the consequences of living under a decadent, superstitious society:
"Boiling in anger, spirits of the Decadence and sorrow, I summon you, be the Mediums of my Disaster... One Empire has fallen from it's Wicked grace, We, Lords of Bitterness, of retaliation, must taste Revenge... Take every possible form of
Low-life and Slay and Torment their weak essence. "
- An excerpt from The Chasm's "Our Time is Near"
Suspension of the brain
Have I gone insane
Nearing the last breath
Obscurity possess' my body
And all I see is death
Awaken inside a cold casket
And all I can do is scream
The torment is all thats left
And I pray its all a dream
A desperate fear of death
this muddy world I plunder
"Why" asking in my head
In dying six feet under"
Taken from Sadistic Intent's "Condemed in Misery"
I looked up to many of these groups as a high schooler because they enabled me to take on a heroic, anti-social outlook on things and with out them, I probably would have not made it past the 10th grade. So, here is a list I compiled of some of my favorite Metalleros de la Muerte:The Chasm
: dreamy, cosmic death metal. Try their earlier albums such as From the Lost Years...
and Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph
for starters. Their newer material
has more of a speed metally/swedish vibe going on. Still unique nonetheless. Also worthy of mention is Procession to the Infraworld
. I may add that this release marked the change of sound. Shub Niggurath
: a bit like early Morbid Angel with a haunting vocalist. The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth)
: originally a fantastic percussive death metal band (scroll down to purchase)
, they quickly transformed into a brilliant melodic death metal group with their second album, Riding Our Black Oceans
. Sadistic Intent
: their first official release, Ressurection, sounds like a cross between Dawn of Possession and Altars of Madness. Their recent stuff sounds like pure Morbid Angel worship. Ask Dark Realm Records
, a small record store they own, for an mcd of all their material for only several bucks. Avzhia
: epic black metal with nods to early Emperor and early Graveland. Dark Emperors
. The Key of Throne
. For collective listening, I suggest that the metal head lie underneath the stars to capture the true essence of these magical documents.Old, outdated, Avzhia website
. These gents are an extremely professional live act and will provide the metal head a chaotic sonic experience. Musically, they are sort of a speed metally death metal group with a melodic touch. The Manifestation of Internal Darkness
to be released soon.
If any groups have been left out, kindly add them.