01 - Te Amo...I Hate You
02 - How Can I Live
03 - Two (Vaya Con Dios)
04 - Unframed
05 - Cleansing
06 - This Time's For Real
07 - Lifeless...Life...
08 - Numb
09 - Have You Ever Felt?
10 - When It Cuts
11 - Letting Go
12 -All The Right Words
13 - Re-Birth
|ILL NIÑO : "Confession" www.illnino.com Roadrunner Records|
review by Sara "Shadow Lady" De Vita____
metal in the widest sense of the term (as we encounter influences going
from gothic to modern, even reaching the melodic punk).
and sharp nu metal, intelligent, original, spontaneous… this is “Confession”,
the second cd by Il Nino, southamerican band, that this time tackles
more sweet and less aggressive sonorities respect to their deubt album
don’t know about you, but to me this album sounds like winking to
Opeth, a band among the first ones using the acoustig guitar along the
electric, thus obtaining a smooth yet resilient sound!!!
by Bob Marlette and Dave Chavarri, “Confession” appears to be a very
good mature work for the band, marking out their musical capabilities,
and opening the doors to a musical evolution that will take Il Nino to
abandon the too childish sound of commercial nu metal, to become
something richer and more refined.
bad Marc Rizzo quit, a very good guitar player with neolatin blood and
expression … Very good on the contrary the involvement of a great
percussion player: the pureblood brazilian Danny Cauto, to whom
“Confession” owes much!!!
album flows quite homogenous and this brings in turn a bit of repeating
itself, yet the guys work well and entertain like some sort of musical
jugglers, revealing themselves true good artists.
the remarkable songs we find “Te
Amo…I Hate You” and “How Can
I Live”, that start the album with a strong aggressivity,
expressed by stout and strong riffs…yet the initial hardness thins out
with the vocal interpretation almost “choir-like”, in full nu metal
“How Can I Live” is my favorite song (did you see the video????? …awesome!)…
is a song giving out strong emotions: dreaming and intense…the
percussions play with guitars in a sublime way as we crush against a
sonic wall of semi-growl voice and well rounded bass…
An unexceptionable song indeed!!!
is a fast and pleasingly flowing album, without excesses, yet with a
strong vein of aggressive melancholy that we especially find in “Unframed”
and “When It Cuts”. In itself the album is exceptional indeed,
even though a bit repeating itself in some parts…yet we are just at
the beginning of a change that will bring great innovation…
we will see…
is worth to mention the coming of a new guitar player, even though
almost at the end of the recording sessions: former Machine Head Ahrue
Luster, that we hope will be capable to cope with the latin
interpretations of the former guitarist Marc Rizzo!!!
Sara De Vita
© GryphonMetal.ch June 2001Niederrohrdorf - Switzerland