From a glimmer to a scream…. Ill Nino has returned in 2003 with the solid follow-up opus “Confession” [Roadrunner Records], a powerful work of Tribal/Melodic Aggro Metal magnificence. There is a stronger use of melody, but without sacrificing aggression.
Ill Nino is intense and beautiful—smashing a unique, irresistible Latino influence into the Aggro Metal dynamic. Clean, harmonious vocals mix with shrill growls. Latin rhythms and tribal drumming fluidly intermingle with acoustic and harsh, guitar blasts. Ill Nino is sublimely severe.
Songs of noteworthy excellence include “Numb,” “When It Cuts,” the angst-driven power of the melodious “How Can I Live,” “Te Amo…I Hate You,” and “Cleansing.” Ill Nino makes a brutality all their own.
Overall, this is another Ill Nino release worthy of praise. Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Spineshank, Mudvayne, Lifer, Flaw, No One, Simon Says, 36 Crazyfists, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.