When I think of Mexico my thoughts
include the old and proud culture, where the Mayan and Incan tribes
played an very important role, the hot and spicy food, one of the
most polluted capitols in the world: Mexico City, Hugo Sanchez and
soccer in general, hot and sunny beaches, decent beer and now I have
to add another piece to the puzzle: Dimension.
It is not often you hear metal from
these shores, and I think Dimension is the first
representative in the progressive metal genre I have stumbled across
from Mexico. 'Ego' is their second studio album and it turns out to
be a very professional and interesting one of its kind.
They have been touring intensively,
after relocating to Denver, Colorado, playing live and gaining
experience and fans throughout the US, Europe and Mexico. 'Ego'
shows a tight and skilful unit that is capable of creating a good
symbiosis between prog and metal.
Not everything that shines is gold,
and not every song is as strong as the next one... and when they
take off on a 20-minutes journey in the title track I do think they
are a bit too ambitious, and the excitement span quickly wears off
in this song.
The production isn't flawless and I
do think the keyboards are often too low and the drum sound is a bit
un-even. So with those things in mind I do end up with a fine piece
of progressive metal that makes me want to keep an eye on these
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