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LOGOS – LA INDUSTRIA DEL PODER.
After the dissolution of V8, the godfathers of heavy metal in South America, many of the band members started with new projects, namely Horcas, Hermetica, Rata Blanca, etc. But the band which featured more V8 members was Logos. It was practically the same line-up that recorded V8´s last full-length album “El Fin De Los Inicuos”. Alberto Zamarbide on vocals, Miguel Roldan on guitars, Adrian Cenci behind the drum kit and it counted with the incorporation of Jose Amurin as bassist. Logos is a forceful speed/traditional metal band with many quick and melodic solos in the vein of Iron Maiden. Here on their first album they show many headbanging riffs, memorable choruses, lots of speed metal numbers, the occasional mid-paced moments thrown in and an evangelistic lyrical approach.
The album starts with a bang hitting you in the head with two nifty and memorable speed metal numbers, “Marginado” and “Como Relampago En La Oscuridad”, both featuring semi-godly vocal performances by Beto Zamarbide, jaw-dropping guitar solos and memorable choruses. “La Ultima Batalla” is a nice epic number that clocks 8:17. It moves mostly at mid pace and it features some cool melodic leads by Roldan. “Memoria Del Continente Nuestro” is an efficient instrumental tune featuring an acoustic guitar and some leads played over it.
“No Te Rindas” is a melodic speed metal number featuring encouraging lyrics and some really tasty guitar solos unfolded brilliantly by Roldan. “Ven A La Eternidad” is a nice mid-paced anthem-like song with lots of shredding solos and sing-along choruses. “En La Ciudad Violenta” is another nifty melodic mid-paced tune with a nice riff succession backed up by a consistent drum work. The album ends with the title track “La Industría Del Poder” which starts with a nice and relaxing acoustic intro but at 0:50 it drops into speed metal insanity with a riff that exudes total ownage and an unmatchable double-bass drumming, then we have a charming acoustic interlude and the superb speed metal riffage breaks in again and forces you to headbang.
Conclusion: If you can handle evangelistic lyrics in your daily dose of speed metal, then this should be your next purchase.