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Review: Filosa - Al Heavy Metal
Al Heavy Metal

Label: Black Legion Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 21:09
Tracks: 6
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: December 27, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)

I stumbled across this Argentinian band's Al Heavy Metal EP on Bandcamp and found it to be full of speedy traditional metal packed with '80s DNA. Filosa don't bother with any preambles, intros, or any of that bullshit, they just launch into the first song "Fuerte" and keep the pedal to the metal all the way through the EP. They play simple, fast and in your face metal that is well executed but has a feel as though you are hearing it live and it doesn't sound like a lot of effects were used other than some echo on the vocals and the standard distortion on the guitars. It's a refreshingly organic sound Filosa have on Al Heavy Metal. The songwriting isn't anything you haven't heard if you've listened to a lot of early '80s metal, but the energy of the performances brings everything to a higher level. If you love early '80s metal, especially female-fronted bands like Tower, Midnight Dice and Blood Star, Filosa is a band you'll want to check out ASAP.

Note: The cassette and CD versions issued by Black Legion Records include two more tracks than the standard digital version.

More about Filosa...
Interview with Filosa on January 28, 2023 (Interviewed by MetalMike)
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