Antiqua - In Red Nights?

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Luna Negra
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 43:18:00

Heavy, dark metal with an occasional morbid "doom" voice through which another voice, which holds the balance between opera and Joan Baez, is woven. That's about the recipe for the band Antiqua making this a very strange band indeed. On In Red Nights ? of course, the loud guitars get the upper hand, whilst the more intricate parts remind us of the middle ages. As opposed to bands like Pain of Salvation and Stratovarius (to name but two), we can't trace any keyboards here, so all variation comes courtesy of two guitarists. Not really easy to label this quintet and only able to give this disc a couple of spins it might well be that this Mexican band will get a more acceptable "face" in the future, should they add a keyboard player.

If you look closely to the photo on the sleeve, one has to admit that this band consists of five VERY young guys so we have to forgive them this naïve release and hope for the best in the future.

Alquimia (1:19) / Dark Embrace (5:26) / Aztec Wars (5:57) / Dead Rose (5:12) / In Red Nights ? (7:39) / The Necromancer (5:51) / A Place For Us (3:49) / Away (4:34 / Tus Restos (4:37) / La Noche Cae Sobre Mis Huesos (0:54)

Monica Martinez - vocals
Jacobo Cordoba - bass and backing vocals
Gustavo Cisneros - guitars, vocals
César Tarello - guitars, vocals
Cristian Fuentes - drums

In Red Nights? (1999)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin MX

Added: January 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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