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Fulanno – Hash Negro En Las Misas Fúnebres (LP) | Helter Skelter/Regain

Not sure why Argentina, of all countries, seems to have fertile soil for retro/stoner rock, but here you’ll find excellent bands like Mephistopheles and Sahara and also Fulanno. Hash Negro En Las Misas Fúnebres was originally released in 2016, but then only in digital format. Now, Helter Skelter (sub-label of Swedish Regain Records) has finally given it a well-deserved vinyl release. However is more of an MLP than a full album, though. Five tracks and around 30 minutes of playtime. The opener “En Tu Nombre” is a slow and heavy thing with the fuzz on eleven on the guitar. The sound is very “live in the studio”, which I like: lovely dynamics and a big sound. Singer Fila Frutos may not be the new Ronnie James Dio, but he is good enough to carry the songs, and I like his vocals. The title track is closer to doom than stoner with slow drums and heavy riff. Osciloscopio also fits in the same box, and it makes me visualize lava slowly making its way down a mountain. The vocals kind of sails over the wall of guitars, which are really in your face, while the drums have quite a lot of air and reverb. “Hordas” continues in the same vein, if only a few bpm’s faster. In the last song, Perfume Póstumo picks the tempo up a few notches without leaving the doom zone. A bit more stuff is happening in this track, and I’d place it in the same box as Witchfinder General and Cathedral with some Sabbath overtones (of course). A fascinating album if you’re into heavy, slow, and relatively primitive stoner/doom. I like this release, but their album Nadie Está A Salvo Del Mal is a few notches better, but this is a safe buy!

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By Janne Stark

I'm a Swedish guitarist, writer, and record collector. I've recorded a bunch of albums/C.D.s with bands like OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, BALLS, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, ZELLO, PLANET ALLIANCE, plus made guest appearances on stuff by NARNIA, AUDIOVISION, CHRIS CATENA, FAITH, BLINDED COLONY, THALAMUS, M.O.B., TOWER OF STONE, VII GATES, etc. I'm currently involved in the following bands/projects: GRAND DESIGN, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, OVERDRIVE, ZOOM CLUB, and CONSTANCIA. I've been writing for magazines like FUZZ, Backstage, Kool Kat News, Hard Roxx, Sweden Rock Magazine, etc. I still write for, and, plus I'm the author of the three volumes of "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock And Heavy Metal"! I have a lovely wife, two crazy cats and two beautiful daughters.