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Jan 31, 2012
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Aeterna – “Mares de Atracer” EP (2009)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella 

Aeterna are a band from Santiago, Chile. They played a mix of rock, hard rock, metal and alternative. The band line-up looks like this: Camila Cerda (Vocals), Carlos Astorga (Guitars), Rodrigo Nanjarí (guitars), Marcelo Venegas (Bass) and Rubén Gajardo (drums). Their newest recording is a 6-song EP titled “Mares de Atardecer” and it is a pretty good effort that really grows on you. All of the lyrics are sung in Spanish making it a bit unique in that regard. On to the music. The leadoff track “Vuelo Suicida” set the pace straight away. This is a strong track that builds slowly and then settles into a very cool melodic groove. A good start. The next track “LAPSUS” is a minute and a half worth of nice piano music that lead us into the next track, “Casutiverio”. This immediately became one of my favorites. It has an almost laid back rhythm to it that once again builds to a nice steady pace and the vocals of Camila Cerda really stand out here as well as the guitar work of Carlos Astorga and Rodrigo Nanjari. The drummer Ruben Gajardo is quite impressive as well. “256” is another short one, the utilization of various effects gives it a futuristic, science fiction vibe. It is only about 2-minutes long and it leads us directly into the next tune “Apostar”. This one is a ballad and shows off the diversity of the band. Once again the drums really stand out on this one. It is a ballad but it does have it’s heavy bits and it has an epic feel to it. “Lemniscata” is the third instrumental on this CD and albums final track. A good way to end things. I found myself liking “Mares de Atardecer” more and more with each listen. The quality of the production and musicianship is top notch and songs are very good. Overall there is a lot to like about Aeterna and “Mares de Atardecer” is a testament to the talent that this band possesses.


Rating – 85/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Vuelo Suicida
  2. Lapsus
  3. Cautiverio
  4. 256
  5. Apostar
  6. Lemniscata

 

Line Up

  • Camila Cerda – Vocals
  • Carlos Astorga –Guitars
  • Rodrigo Nanjari – Guitar 
  • Marcelo Venegas – Bass 
  • Rubén Gajardo – Drums  

 

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Jan 29, 2012
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Aeterna – Promo (2008)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

I already reviewed the latest output from Santiago, Chile’s Aeterna. Their “Mares de Atardecer” CD was an impressive collection of songs that have the ability to appeal to a wide range of rock and metal lovers. This release actually came out prior to the”Mares de Atardecer” CD. As with the “Mares de Atardecer” CD, the band line-up is as follows: Camila Cerda (Vocals), Carlos Astorga (Guitars), Rodrigo Nanjarí (Guitars), Marcelo Venegas (Bass) and Rubén Gajardo (drums). This particular recording is only 4-songs and about 25-minutes long and it contains all of the elements that made “Mares de Atardecer” such an impressive CD. The moody opener “Cautiverio” sets things in motion and it sets good vibe for what is to come. One again you’ll notice that all of the lyrics are sung in Spanish. The next track is the 8-minute classic rock flavored “Pigmalion”. This has a dreamy, floating atmosphere to it and this is a definite highlight for me. Track 3 “Adios” has a heavy alternative metal feel to it in the beginning and than it evolves into a melancholy track with some cool tempo changes. It’s actually a very pretty song. The final track is an acoustic version of “Adios”. You get a new perspective and take on the track and that makes it a worthwhile closer. This 4-track CD is definitely a must for fans of the “Mares de Atardecer” CD. The band has definitely progressed since this CD came out but it’s still good music from a band that will no doubt be heard from again.

Rating – 70/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Cautiverio
  2. Pigmalion
  3. Adios
  4. Adios (Acoustic Version)

 

Line Up

  • Camila Cerda – Vocals
  • Carlos Astorga – Guitars, Keyboards
  • Rodrigo Nanjari – Guitar 
  • Marcelo Venegas – Bass 
  • Rubén Gajerdo – Drums  

 

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