Cultura Tres - El Mal del Bien (2011)
Name a kick ass band from Venezuela!... Go on...
Yeah, to be fair an hour ago I couldn't either but thanks to the wonders of the interwebs I bring you Cultura Tres! An cracking little emotive doom/post metal four piece. This being their second album, was actually release around this time last year but due to the nature of being a DIY band the guys have only just sorted getting it pressed to vinyl.
So what has Venezuela got to offer us then? Well as it goes one hell of an album! Insanely eclectic the whole recording is a bleak fusion of dark rock and doom with an underlying tone of post metal. Sort of like Old Man Gloom meets Black Sabbath. It's ghostly and peculiar, but most importantly of all I works like a dream! It takes a whole lot of talent to produce something so interesting, varied and unique yet retain that certain essence that constantly captivates you form start to finish. If Cultura Tres carry on at this pace they're gonna end up challenging the likes of Isis to their prog metal crown. If you've ever enjoyed any kind of post metal, even in the slightest you must check this band out! Plus if you happen to be in London at the beginning of April you can also catch them performing at Desertfest.
Like I mentioned, they guys manages to get 1000 copies of this little masterpiece pressed on wax. Thats the good news. The better news is that they're selling the thing for just 5 bucks! Yeah!... I was that shocked too! You really, really cant miss out on this people, it's an absolute steal!
For Fans Of; Old Man Gloom, Zozobra, Neurosis, Swans, Jodis