Admittedly, I don’t know everything thing there is to know about Spain. However, two things I know for certain are they have the world’s best soccer team and they have some of the best rock I’ve heard in a long time.
There was a sound of glam rock before glam became synonymous with blonde hair and sequins. It was a sound of entertaining, honest rock fueled by pace setting licks and an in-your-face front man.
With virtually no glitter and plenty of rock, Eldorado, hailing from Madrid, caught my attention and created a fan. Breaching sounds from the last two decades, the quartet has released their second studio album Golden. Producing the structural style of Aerosmith and taking cues from many others, these Spaniards finely craft a vintage sound cranked all the way up in the modern age. Their first single and opening track “The House of the 7 Smokestacks” personifies all that is essential rock. Knowing how to play nice, each piece of Eldorado gets face time. The heavy bass and snare drummed out spectacularly by Javi Planelles gets your body rocking from the get-go. His ability to control dynamic backs each song uniquely. Deep influential licks delivered by Cesar Sánches on bass keeps the mood on par. Fresh riffs and bombarding solos fly out of Andrés Duende’s guitar. Each track envelops a distinct personality that has me forgetting what bored rock sounds like. Jesús Trujillo lays out his rock range with complete confidence and impressive style. The deep seeded vibrato accompanies his rock-metal like lyrics with near perfection as he belts them out in English.
This is no one trick band. Diverse sound makes up the profile of an all out entertaining nine tracks. From the raunchy drive behind “Tarot TV” to the memorable mystical opening in “Atlantico” a distinct style is formed that will reverberate within your audible addictions for a long time.
The future of rock is coming fromSpain. Though not entirely original in form, it is remarkably unique in personality. If someone asks you what you know aboutSpainyou can confidently say “Spain Rocks.”