Excalibur – Humo Negro

Rating: 3/5
Distributor/Record: Fighter Records
Distributor/Record URL: http://www.fighter-records.com/
Released: 2017
Buy Album: http://shop.xtreemmusic.com/
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/Excalibur.rockband/

Band Line-up: Excalibur - Humo Negro

Paco Mira – Vocals
Juan Rico – Guitar
Vicen Beneite – Keyboard
Javi Martínez – Drums
Jesús Folgado – Bass
Carlos “Indio” – Guitar

Tracklisting:

1. Excalibur
2. El Indigente
3. Fuera De Lugar
4. Rock and Roll
5. Levantate
6. Europa
7. Fiesta Motera
8. Humo Negro
9. Fuego

Review:

Excalibur, a Spanish band formed in 1984 hits the stage again, this time with Humo Negro (Black Smoke). After their split-up in 1996, they have 2 full-length pieces and an EP. After the EP in 2013 titled “MasDUROs”(Harder) which was self founded, the band started writing new songs in 2016. In 2017 their new album is finally coming out.

To be honest, even though the band is really old, and kind of shaped the rock scene in Spain, the album did not leave a special impression on me.

Firstly, as the album starts, it gets in rhythm and it pumps you up leaving you in expectation a classic rock album filled with energetic guitar riffs and drum fills, but as you furthermore advance in the album, the energy and hype slowly starts to degrade more and more. The album titled song “Humo Negro” from which you expect to give you a very beautiful rock feel ends up as a slow tempo song, although the solo guitar kills it in every aspect of it.

The vocals, are good but, some times, they kinda get boring, or they don’t quite sound to tone with the instruments in the tracks. Also, the rhythm can also get tiring because it sound like the same riffs over and over again and again.
Hopefully, in the future, we can expect more energetic and fulfilling albums than this one by Excalibur

Review by: Kire Jovanovski
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