Apr 152019
 

As anyone who follows metal knows, Brazil has produced some great bands and has an active metal scene.  After an extended hiatus since 2012, Prelúdio X from Recife, Brazil have released Triunfo da Vida which is actually re-recorded tracks from a 2009 project Origem with their new lineup.

I do question by bands feel the need for intro tracks that are not full on band instrumentals, especially on an ep, but  Triunfo Da Vida opens up with Gênesis, a moody atmospheric keyboard piece that has some waves crashing or thunder in the background.  The full band portion of the ep starts with “Origem” and from the opening riff and keyboards establishes this as being within power metal.  From a production standpoint, everything is clear but the Portuguese vocals a bit muted.  Within power metal, guitars and vocals are really the components of the sound that stand out and in this case, the guitars are more prominent due to the quieter mix on the vocals.  Musically, “Origem” has a nice flow as one would expect in a power metal song and there are some brief guitar flourishes that add interesting elements,  but they do seem a bit abrupt and short. Continue reading »

Jan 132019
 

With almost 12 years of career (including a 5 years hiatus period), the Brazilian Heavy Metal band Prelúdio X released in the first days of this new year, the EP “Triunfo da Vida” (Triumph Of Life) that works like a celebration for all the band’s existence.

The lead singer Leandro Silva says that: “this EP is our first release since we came back from the hiatus that started in 2012 and runned till 2017. It’s an EP with 4 tracks (+ 1 intro), but 3 songs from the EP are reworked and rerecorded versions from our first release called “Origem” and that was releases in 2009. Now the songs received a better production and shows to the public our new line-up.”

“Triunfo da Vida” (Triumph Of Life) was recorded in J.A. Studio w/ Joel Lima (who also mixed and mastered the EP) and was produced by the band itself and can be downloaded for free on the link below. Continue reading »