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Review: Hemisferio - Anacronia

Label: Dying Victims Productions
Year released: 2019
Duration: 44:23
Tracks: 9
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: January 7, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Hemisferio is a relatively new band from Chile that's tapping the '80s vein of traditional heavy metal on their debut, Anacronía, which currently caps a black metal-esque discography of short releases and even a live album. They follow the Iron Maiden template of twin guitars and prominent bass lines but there are some glaring issues from the get-go. The songwriting isn't bad, but it is generic and none of the riffs are particularly exciting which is not surprising with a band on the younger side. The real hurdle is the singing. The vocalist is giving his all, but his all isn't much. He has zero charisma and is sometimes wildly out of tune. Top this off with vocal lines that are clunky and ill-fitting and there are passages on Anacronía that are nearly unlistenable.

It sounds like all the issues Hemisferio display on Anacronía can be overcome with some tighter songwriting and a few voice lessons because ultimately, I believe their hearts are in the right place. Until those things happen, though, there's no need to chase this one down.

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