Mercado Negro is the second #metaLatino project from Latino Resiste.
This time an ensemble with musicians from Argentina, Germany, Canada and Colombia get together to combine all the ferocity of the metalmedallo musical aesthetic with the aggression of Swedish death metal of the 90’s without losing the compass of originality in terms of Latin Metal of late 2010’s should sound like.
Heavily influenced by the sound of Puya’s Whisker Biscuit, Sepultura’s beneath the remains, or Reencarnacion’s 888metal as well as the likes of At the gates, Entombed, Unleashed or Asesino; Mercado Negro combines dirty guitars and unpolished hard/grindcore vocals with clean massive drums and bass to unveil a debut EP called PERPETUA PENITENCIA.
You can download it for #zeropesos (FREE!) in whichever format you want.
MP3 > Download Link (only 53MB!!!!!)
Or full WAV, Aiff, HDMP3 directly via Bandcamp as well as individual tracks should you prefer.
The main single is Move it,
Although this 6 track EP opens with Ebrio de Poder which brings Brazilian percussion meeting 90’s thrash with a bold statement for those who are in power, not only in the political field but also in corporation levels.
Perpetua Penitencia is the EP Title as well as the statement towards how society believes Money and “connections” are the goals the maintain oneself on top of the pyramid regardless of the personal or spiritual consequences.
Vibora Rastrera is a pure blast of hardcore with clean guitars breaks that criticize all the fake friends whose evil spirit only want to diminish ones achievements if these do not benefit them personally.
Piel de Oveja is a heavy reference to Puya’s Whisker Biscuit in terms of music, while lyrically is a call for action to unveil those wolves who camouflage under sheep’s clothes to disguise their real intentions which are the profit from our desires and dreams, whether we are pure resilient or heavily into consumerism, the wolves have a market that will fit any merchandise you need, a che-guevara pin, or a bob marley hat to a super exclusive 1 million dollar watch, it doesn’t matter which part of society you play, there is going to be a wolf ready to eat your money.
Last but never least a rendition to one of the most symbolic songs from the most well known Latin American metal band in history.
Some Quotes about the release:
” Mercado Negro thrashes like the bastard child of Sepultura and Brujeria. Perpetua Penitencia is the most fun and also the most genuinely vicious debut metal release I’ve heard in ages” B. Bryan (Noisey, MTV)
“Mercado Negro me transporta en el tiempo a mitad/finales de los noventa con una música con una base en ritmos con bastante groove y un feeling de despertar latino. Mientras que temas como Vibora Rastrera o Perpetua Penitencia se quedan un poquito cortos en producción y tienen mas un sonido de demo el tema Move It suena con una produccion mucha mas cuidada y con un desarrollo vocal bastante elaborado que me recuerda a lo mejor de Skindred. Suena increible ese tema!!!
En general muy bien y bastante nostálgico.” Kike Valderrama (Headcrusher, Sol de Sangre)
“Tiene el sello Latino Resiste… Eso es garantía de sabor latino. Es un extraño viaje al pasado con sonido moderno. Creería que tiene lo mejor del mundo del metal latino con retazos de metal europeo. A veces no se si bailar o cabecear” Viejo Jaymz (Creador 4eedc Fest, Metal Host, 4eedc mastermind)
All Music and Lyrics: Caballo tracks 1,2,3,5
Leandro Achinelli (guitars on tracks 1,2,3,6)
Track 6 Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura
Track 4 Move it. Music by Silb (Germany) featuring Foxn and Caballo
Vocal recording by Gux Swadharma in Ardila Studios (Bogota, Colombia)
Mix and Master by Caballo
Except track 6 by Gux Swadharma