Dantesco has just a handful of organs in its amazing body: two testicles that are heavy as wrecking balls, and the biggest brain you could ever imagine. If one word could describe Dantesco, it would be epic. Clearly, the band enjoys dabbling into deep, long tunes rocketing towards Black Sabbath-like musicianship while pressing a heavier, faster agenda during such experiences. Also, the riffs are creatively doom-influenced and certainly entertaining for their nature, causing things like bass playing and soloing to adjust freely. More importantly, Dantesco can make seven-minute tracks stay refreshing despite long durations, and that’s really something worth mentioning, as many groups fail to do so.
There’s no doubt Pagano has a few qualities that sound rather cloned, but Dantesco molds and bends any redundancy into their own signature; even if a certain pattern appears unoriginal, they’ll make it intelligently coded by ways of battle. Honestly, nothing can derail this record once it begins to flow in its genius rivers. Amongst these pregnant atmospheres, Dantesco takes a topical stance on vocal demonstrations from an unusual source, leading to something so bizarre and head-turning, that it actually reshapes the listener’s understanding of epic metal: operatic vocals. Erico La Bestia is the gentlemen’s name, and his performance takes Dantesco beyond time with low, classy bellows that stride into the heart of awesomeness; there’s no doubting he conquers everything within grasp. The immediate reaction is, of course, a bit confusing when considering how strange it all appears together, but the atypical influence slowly grows stronger and stronger as this record progresses, causing it to dazzle magnificently once settling in.
An opera this is not, but a full-blown symphony crafted by obscure surrounding and smart additions. Line Up: Raly Vega - Bass Guitar Mawie - Drums Joel Carrasquillo - Lead Guitar Erico Morales - Vocals Ramón de Jesús - Guitar Discography: Dantesco - Demo, 2004 De la Mano de la Muerte - Full-length, 2005 Pagano - Full-length, 2008 We Don't Fear Your God - Demo, 2009 The Ten Commandments Of Metal - Full-length, 2010 Seven Years of Battles - Full-length, 2011 We Don't Fear Your God - Full-length, 2013 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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