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Local Review: Yaotl Mictlan – Self-titled demo

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Yaotl Mictlan
Self-titled demo

Yaotl Mictlan = Mayhem + Mexico

Yaotl Mictlan deliver black metal with a primal, South American heart, what Rene Gomez, lead singer, calls “pre-Colombian metal.” The opening track, “Decendiendo al Xibalba” starts with the sound of wood flutes, beads shaking, and what sounds like the deep yelling of an immense crowd.

“El Gran Sacrificio de Quetzalcoatl” and “A Batalla Vamos” explodes into straight-up, balls-out black metal with ragged, harsh growling, lightning-fast guitar riffs, double-bass mayhem and blastbeats galore. This band tap into a primitive core of angst, sincerity and heritage.