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ARTIST
TITLE
Kuman/Cristal Y Acero
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CSM 223CD CSM 223CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/20/2014

Whoa! Where to start with this one? Cristal y Acero were a great Mexican heavy metal act with a clear influence from classic groups like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and their ilk. You get two albums in this package, their outrageous rock opera "Kuman" (1984) and their self-titled debut (1983). The Spanish-language rock opera which tells a sort of "Tarzan in space" story, starts off with screaming, harmonized metal guitars and but then goes on to cover a lot of other stylistic ground including blues-y rock, prog, classic '50s-style rock 'n' roll, and power ballads. Metal remains the dominant style, however, as heard on tracks like "Soy un hombre," "Rescate," and "KingKaiman" (presumably the green monster on the cover). The album also includes considerable contributions from Mexican television star Tatiana, who here plays the love interest, Mary Anne. Must be heard to be believed. Tracks include "El debe vivir," "La dicha de comer," "Mary Anne," "Él no es un animal," "Soy un hombre," "Seducción," and more. The group's eponymous debut is also top-notch stuff with a more straightforward hard/heavy metal sound, sung in both Spanish and English. Includes "Tonight," "Estarás bien," "Telephone Line," "Estoy Triste," and more.