CORTINA DE FERRO • Temple Of The Darkness LP

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Studio Cortina de Ferro Corporation 1993
I don't really know what to say about this craptastic offering from Brazil's CORTINA DE FERRO because I have no points of reference for this. I guess it'd be considered Power Metal, or maybe Melodic Metal or something along those lines. The major difference being that modern Power Metal is invariably over-produced, sterile and mechanical while Temple Of The Darkness is painfully under-produced, flat and weak sounding... but I'm not sure which is worse to be honest. Plus the keytars (yup keytars!) are overbearing, cheesy, and completely distracting. Highlights are André Luiz's blatant Yngwie-isms and the mistitled PRIEST cover: "Breaking In The Law". This is thoroughly amateurish stuff, but still kinda interesting due in equal parts to it's rarity and it's cluelessness. Enjoy?
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