At Wacken 2010 I got to camp next to a bunch of funny Spanish metalheads, who happened to play in a band. They respected the fact that people in Germany were able to organize a festival of that magnitude. I, on the other hand, salute the south European impulsiveness. I like siesta and I like their metal.
"Atajo a la Locura" offers a modern blend of energetic heavy metal, though it is difficult to put a genre to it. They blend keyboard driven power metal with a healthy part of thrash. Combine this with rough, all Spanish vocals and a love for old-school choruses and you got it.
This band loves its riffs, you can hear it! "Atajo…" feels energetic like a live recording and offers a variety of attractions that every true metalhead will cherish. The riffs build upon each other and lead to energetic guitar solos. You can feel the hunger this band has. Purely musically speaking, there has been better and more advanced soloing but that doesn't diminish Adamantivm's attraction.
I have always enjoyed Iron Maiden's bass playing since on their records, the bass is always easily discernible, as it is on Atajo, which makes it a joy to listen. The key's serve as atmospheric tool but do not dominate the arrangements as the traditional instruments do.
Adamantivm sound energetic, but also as if they try to hold back in order to prevent mistakes or sloppyness. Their guitarist is no Tony Iommi, their bassist is no Alex Webster and their drummer is no Pete Sandoval, yet… But maybe they will be at one time. Perseverance makes masters! So let's see what the future brings and enjoy their latest album: Seldom have I heard a young band bring as much of their own style into a traditional yet modern framework!
Rating: 4 / 6
Composed by Lennard Bertram