Friday, April 23, 2010
Dorsal Atlantica - Dividir & Conquistar ( Heavy Records 1988 )
Ok, I wasn't going to do another post this week, however this record showed up in my mailbox yesterday and I just couldn't resist sharing it with everyone.
I'll admit I had no idea who Dorsal Atlantica was until a few weeks ago when Erich over at Good Bad Music For Bad Bad Times posted a very rare 2 song 7" by DA. Anyway, I downloaded those 2 tracks hit play and immediate fell in love with these guys, and started scouring the net to see what records I could purchase. What I ultimately decided to buy is this Lp we have right here. The Lp contains 8 songs 2 of which are re-recorded versions of the tracks from the 7" Erich posted over on his blog. I guess what I like about DA is that they sound so un-American to me. I mean they are on one hand a typical 80's thrash band but on the other hand they have put a unique spin on thrash metal, almost like they are riffing in reverse or they somehow took how I interpret thrash metal and flipped it on it's head or something along those lines. This record makes me wish I had looked beyond Sepultura and had paid more attention to the South American scene back in the day. Are there any other SA bands that I need to hear ?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this Lp as much as I do...Dave G.
P.S. There are 2 versions of this Lp out there, one was recorded with english vocals, however the one I am presenting is the original sung in Portugese.
Posted by Dave G at 8:22 AM