Amocualli – ‘Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi’ (2014)
Release: 10 February 2014
‘Prehispanic black/folk metal’ is what Amocualli produces, and ‘Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi’ is the second full length this band releases. This is basically the only information I could find, since their whole website is in Spanish. Great, just great.
But let’s talk about the music. Or well… Music is maybe an inappropriate term for the… sounds Amocualli produces. When you just listen to the music superficially, it sounds like ‘quite okay’ pagan/black, like we’ve heard many times before. The drama, however, starts when you start to listen more carefully. The band isn’t playing in rhythm, some notes sound really dissonant and the overall quality, whether we talk about the songs themselves, the sound or the handling of the instruments, they’re all below average.
This is something we could deal with, although it never becomes really interesting. However, the frustration levels are rising as soon as the flute is being played. Let this be a lesson for everyone; if you use a flute in your music, make. Sure. That. It. Fits. With. The. Music. And don’t play a completely different melody which is in complete contrast with the rest of the music. It sounds terrible and is really annoying. Do it well or don’t do it at all.
Amocualli is just… Below average, although some riffs and parts sound quite okay. It sounds below all standards, dissonant and when the flutes join in I want to make sure it disappears on a place that shall not be named. Please skip this.
- Un Kitsi Ña Vaa Chuncheigo (Intro)
- Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi
- No Uic
- Nuu Kuka’anu Antivi
- Nu snuviko Ra Nu Ye Ña Tsi
- Ta un Kukanu We Kontavi
- Chinaumictlan Tlatikpa