Album Review : 9 Dead Alive

Album Review           :       9 Dead Alive

Artist                          :       Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Genre                        :       Latin Instrumental

Date of Released      :       2014

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Spanish guitar has never sounded so good. In this album, you will not hear this instrument as just one of the instruments but as the main sound throughout the whole album. The first song in this record “The Soundmaker” offers a glimpse of what to expect with the whole record. It is dance, flamenco, Latin, and beat box rolled into one.  With that, listeners will be eager to survey the whole album if it is worth buying, keeping, or treasuring it.

“Torito” sounds like a music from a cultural dance.  “Sunday Neurosis” lives up to the title; eclectic but relaxing.  “Misty Moses” is a showdown.  “Somnium” encourages one to try the flamenco or any type of energetic Latin dance. “Fram” reinforces the context of the whole album; dancing to death. “Megalopolis” proves that Spanish guitar is good musical accompaniment given the right kind of hands to play with it.  In this song, the instrument is used as a rock instrument instead of a dance sound.  “The Russian Messenger” makes the listener wished that he or she could play the instrument like the performer did in this record; mesmerizing.

One can listen to the whole album without being easily bored.  The energy that Rodrigo Y Gabriela infused in this record is really awesome.  I rate this record 3.5 stars out 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it

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