and Dragonauta, two
bands from South America, are two stoner rock bands. For you people
out there that don't know what stoner rock sounds like, throw a Black
Sabbath CD in your CD player. Stoner rock bands have a similar sound
to them. Also picture a band that has groove influenced music, with
the distortion on their guitars turn down. Of these two bands, I have
heard more about Natas, but I enjoy the music by Dragonauta more.
On the Natas half of this CD, I only cared for the first track, "Xanadú,"
and that was a decent track. With the Dragonauta side of this CD I
liked "Astroinfierno," "Guardian del Hongo," and
"Profeta del Mar." The CD has a total of nine tracks on
it and fifty-four minutes of music. As a whole the album was a little
under produced, but decent. It just seems that they could have fixed
the sound with a little more time in the studio. I think the cool
aspect of this CD is that the lyrics are in Spanish, I believe, definitely
not english. That gives these bands a little more to their music,
to make stoner rock more of their own. I'm sure these bands will be
sticking around for a while, especially in their native countries.