El Kintano y la Venerea, a post-punk band hailing from the gritty streets of Spain, recently unleashed their rawest and most visceral work yet with their newest album "Oceanos Sangrientos." With 10 tracks of intense guitars, throbbing drums, and haunting vocals, "Oceanos Sangrientos" offers a brilliant next chapter in El Kintano y la Venerea’s powerful and moving story.
This album is a masterclass in punk rock, clocking in at over 21 minutes of turbo-charged music. I will be detailing my absolute favorite tracks from this sonic assault, the jewels that really showcase the band’s searing style. El Kintano y la Venerea wastes no time in pulling the listener into their vortex of noise and angst, opening with the impressive "Mi Amigo Algol." A distorted guitar riff that instinctively triggers your feet to move, introduces the song, matched only by the hoarse, anguished shouts of the lead vocalist. The arrangements on this track are a tangle of jagged guitars and pounding drums, bringing the listener into a world of power and chaos.
"Objetos Y Extraños" continues the attack, with the guitars unleashing a blistering wall of noise while the drums drive the song forward at a breakneck pace. The vocals here are more restrained but no less emotional, conveying deep emotions beneath the fury. This song is sheer musical viciousness at its finest.
"The Rat" is surely one of the highlights of the album, beginning with ominous, alien-sounding beats before erupting into a maelstrom of screaming guitars and vocals.
"Norman Virgil Osborn" has a quick, quirky vibe with choppy, interlocking guitar parts and hooky melodies that demand participation. The guitar solo on this track is a dazzling, shredding spectacle, bringing the song to a wonderous climax. Finally, "Y Un Buen Dia" possesses an infectious energy, propelled by a repetitive, hypnotic guitar riff and catchy vocals.
While I have highlighted a few standout tracks, the truth is that I enjoyed every moment of "Oceanos Sangrientos." This is an album meant to be experienced as a cohesive whole, not a collection of singles. The songs bleed into each other, each one a chapter in a larger story. I highly recommend streaming "Oceanos Sangrientos" on Spotify immediately and following El Kintano y la Venerea on social media to keep up with their relentless schedule and next creative moves.