Monday, January 26, 2009
Leonel Garcia - The Black Lagoon (2009 Puerto Rico)
You all will probably know LEONEL GARCIA - at least you should. Some of his work was posted earlier on this blog, and Leonel is also featured with a fantastic psych track on the 2nd HLFP Sampler EMBRYO THOUGHTS.
This recording here comes as a big surprise - it's a lot heavier than most other records Leonel has posted on his blog in the past. He calls the "Black Lagoon" his second heavy rock album and he also says he was listening to BLACK SABBATH's "Master Of Reality" a lot in December 2008 and that it showed.
I agree - the whole album sounds like a BLACK SABBATH hommage to me; very well done, great guitar work, especially on the last, more experimental track, my favoutite one, the long song "Ritual"; great riffing all the way. The drum sound could probably be better, but then: I know how difficult it is to record a good drum sound, especially if you are recording everything by yourself, and Leonel says he didn't use a drum kit and played computer drums (Reason 4.0) instead. So don't let this stop you from downloading this heavy rock masterpiece. Also Leonel is no OZZY OSBOURNE, but that fact is surely part of the special charme of "The Black Lagoon".
I myself am also listening to SABBATH quite a lot these dark winter days - it somehow seems appropiate. And so Leonel's album comes just right in time...
LEONEL GARCIA - The Black Lagoon
(mp3 zip, 6 tracks, 38 min, artwork incl.)