BARON ROJO - 25TH Desafíos

November 7, 2018, a month ago

(Self-Released)

Mark Gromen

Rating: 6.0

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BARON ROJO - 25TH Desafíos

It's getting close to 40 years, for this, the first Spanish language rock/metal band that most Anglo speakers ever recognized (thanks to Kerrang coverage, in the early ‘80s). However, this is not a new disc, but rather a 25th anniversary edition of the Desafios ("Challenges") CD, remastered and re-sequenced, apparently. Still paced by the de Castro brothers, it's high energy, raw guitars and apart from the cover of AC/DC's "Girls Got Rhythm", all sung in their native tongue.

"Rock Stimulacion" is a no holds barred rocker, not too far from the Aussies they cover, during the Bon Scott era: plenty of dirty guitar tones and soloing. "Politico" has that mid-paced stripper stomp, but at 6:12, too long. "El Enemigo a Abatir", another mover, slots nicely alongside the aforementioned. On a completely different tip "Senor Cesor" begins as if an Iron Maiden homage, but quickly shifts to vintage Y&T style. Disc closing "Hijos del Blues (Generacion Perdida)", as the title intimates, opts for a slower, blues-based approach. Won't make anyone forget the initial trio of internationally successful platters, but rare to hear tones like this today. Not for every day, but something different.


Featured Audio

BILLYBIO – “Rise And Slay” (AFM)

BILLYBIO – “Rise And Slay” (AFM)

Featured Video

TOMORROW'S EVE - "Welcome To The Show"

TOMORROW'S EVE - "Welcome To The Show"

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