Ditching his roots in Death Metal almost entirely, Alejandro Londoño is at times chanting, at others whispering, but rarely screaming in a uniform way like oh so many sludge-singers do, "Hole In Your Head" being an exception, but here, the plodding instrumental bottom sounds the more interesting. Subtle dissonances make this album in part even seem like a post hardcore affair, especially during the dire "En Esta Tierra", which builds up tension with a veritable wall of sound. However, the nearly classical guitar solo harks back to the more or less obvious classic rock roots of the group, which in return does not mean that its compositions are in any way catchy.
"1492" (remember Ortega), the song which is most involved with European colonialism of South America, it seems, displays a fabulous development from furious, double-bass driven anger towards bluesy tinges of true beauty and is easily the highlight on "Rezando Al Miedo. In any way, the positively nerve-racking bent notes which comprise the main motif of "Es Mi Sangre" or the inventive title track (actually an instrumental) should rouse enough interest among insatiable fans of the ugly bottom end - a place where Cultura Tres rank among the most unique bands of their time.
words by Andreas Schiffmann
“Rezando Al Miedo” will be released in May via Devouter Records in UK and Cumpa Records in South America