MetalBite Review by Tom on 1/23/2017 3:58:57 PM
Bolu2 Death is not my regular cup of tea. Very far from it actually, and yet somehow they managed to put together something that I thoroughly enjoy. Most of the elements that I find here come from the styles that I try to omit and yet somehow over here they made it all work and done it quite well. These four Spaniards from Andalusia put something in motion that many tried - and even more failed in succeeding. They combined riffs, electronica and some sticky choruses into a new and fresh concoction bursting with energy and making it original and very much their own. Dualitas is the name of the album and hereby I invite you to most likely break your boundaries and expand your limits.
Heaviness of this record is what got me interested initially. Guitars put out groove laden rhythms with so much chug, that it makes it impossible to sit still but once they add those huge, devastating bass drops, spice things up with some techno squeals/squeaks and finish it off with a vocals that range from agonizing shrieks through metalcore screams and end with passionate clean singing (not all in one song obviously) and it’s done in Spanish or English or both, it makes a combination that seems impossible to keep your ass grounded. 12 tracks on this record and every one of them is a different approach to have your senses punished and your body shattered. One angry beast that one is! They probably wouldn’t get far without this album being recorded the way it is. All instruments and vocals, everything mixed and mastered and all put together in a way that it sounds superb. From what I could find on the web, Alex Cappa from Metal Factory Studios is mainly responsible for what we can hear on the album, and he’s also responsible for finding the sound that characterizes Bolu2 Death. I’m going to do some research and try to find out more about him and also find more about the band since I like this album more every time I listen to it.
Bolu2 Death Dualitas is an album that surprised me on many levels and changed my approach about this style. It also opened my mind and interested me enough to try and discover more in this genre and at the same time dig more through Spanish scene. Good job guys, keep it up!!
Rating: 7.5 out of 10