Metanoia - Chili-Nation

Published Monday 22nd February 2016
Metanoia - Chili-Nation
Metanoia - Chili-Nation

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159523-23548
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Stephen Luff

The Chile-based band's first album, 'Retroceder', although sung in Spanish, gained a lot of attention. This, their second album, continues the driving, melodic, three minute(ish) punk offerings from Benjamin Lopez (vocals, bass), Diego Rivera (guitar, backing vocals) and Brandon Guzman (drums). It's an album loaded with plenty of hooks and punch. The title track, for example, refuses to leave you after a few plays while "Thankful" (featuring Ted Bond - Craig's Brother) gives reasons to be grateful "Cuz life is now....Enjoy this life, thank God for everyday," backed by a blistering, raging guitar. "Happiness For You To Take" reflects on the rock lifestyle. "Matter Of Time" encourages you to look on what your life is all about "as in a matter of time, it will be gone." This is a mostly fast, direct and to the point album, which stands up for their faith. In short, one of the best punk albums I have heard for some time.

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