Latin “F@cking” Metal makes its comeback with Ill Nino and their seventh studio album entitled Till Death La Familia which, released on July 22. It has been two years since Ill Nino released their last studio album, Epidemia, in 2012, and they certainly remind us what their latin metal is all bout in their latest album, further pushing their own sound with electronic infusions. Christian Machado, Dave Chavarri, Laz Pina, Ahrue Luster, Diego Verduzco, and Oscar Santiago return scorching the metal scene with their ear pleasing metal music.
“Till Death La Familia” brings to us an anthem rocking first track, “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”. The track starts with an electronic intro and serenades us with “Live like there’s no tomorrow, Die like we’ll never follow” throughout. For the F-bomb singing connoisseur, you will be thrilled with all of the F-bombs you get to joyfully sing out loud. The next track entitled, “Not Alive in My Nightmare” which has another electronic infused beginning, hits with that fantastic Ill Nino aggression that Ill Nino fans love. Midway into the song there is an excellent guitar solo and percussion presentation that highlights their latin percussion metal mix. Speaking of instruments, we cannot overlook Christian Machado’s voice. Christian is able to range from grunting, to screaming, and to clean singing which is displayed throughout “Till Death La Familia” and contributes to a wider audience appreciating Ill Nino’s sound. An example of this is enjoyed when comparing his singing in the song, “Blood is Thicker than Water” and “Dead Friends”. Ill Nino takes the adrenaline level down a few notches in “Blood is Thicker than Water” and then brings the level back up again with “Dead Friends”. Not only is Christian’s range of singing displayed, but also the unique percussion beginning of “Dead Friends” sticks out and exemplifies Ill Nino’s sound. Ill Nino has always stood out with their extra percussion flavor and it continues to be a treat on this album as well. Those of you that like to slam around in the pit with Ill Nino won’t be disappointed when you listen to “Payaso”. The lyrics, “Payaso. You @asshole. Not even worth my spit. So shut you’re f@cking lip.”, sets the tone of the pit just right.
There is something for all metal fans to enjoy on this album. So next time you are looking for an album to buy, pickup Ill Nino’s “Till Death La Familia”. Why? – Because “Latin F@cking Metal”, that’s why! Their live show has just as much energy and aggression as on their albums. Be sure to check them out when their tour stops at a venue near you.