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Corrupted : Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos

After nothing happened during 2003 in the previously so active camp of Corrupted, 'Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos' (which is spanish for "it is done for the assassin dreams") was a highly anticipated release. Still, much of it ended up quite differently than I expected.

First off is the track 'Gekkou No Daichi', which is also the first track by the band in their mother tongue. The name means "moonlight on the ground", which makes it sound like a track by a romantic band. As the name suggests, the track is far from typical for Corrupted. This is indeed a melancholic, romantic track created purely by acoustic guitars and deep, yet clean vocals. The track is 17 minutes in length, which is about half of the album, so I can see why this wasn't too popular amongst some of the bands fans.

Fortunately for those who wanted to hear more loud, filthy sludge/doom, the remaining two tracks is just that. Both 'Rato Triste' (translated: "brief sadness") and 'Sus Futuros' (translated: "your future") would probably satisfy most of those fans who didn't think much of the first track. 'Sus Futuros' is perhaps not as slow as many would have wanted, but that would be the only complaint.

Most of you who read this would already have made up your minds by now. If you haven't, then I have two more arguments in store, one pro and one contra. The contra is that this album has a short duration compared to the standard. The pro is that this would be one of the most numerous Corrupted releases, which would make it one of the easiest to get hold of.

My own personal verdict is that, despite the ambient track and the short duration, if you want to get a couple of really nice sludge/doom tracks, then give this one a shot.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Gekkou No Daichi
2. Rato Triste
3. Sus Futuros

Duration : Approx. 35 minutes.

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Reviewed on 12-08-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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