Condor are a band from Columbia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Sangreal" which will be released in November by Triton's Orbit.
A very distorted yet melodic guitar lead starts off the album and they are also a very huge part of the recording and after awhile death metal growls make their presence known in t he music and the songs start going into a heavier direction and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
A lot of doom metal elements can be heard quite bit throughout the recording and clean singing can also be heard at times and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while some songs also bring in a small amount of clean guitars and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and later tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars and a good portion of the songs are very long and epic in length and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts.
Condor creates another recording that remains true to the doom/death style that was presented on their previous release, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover philosophy, identity, and nationalism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Condor and if you are a fan of doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sangreal" "Outremer" and "Roncesvalles". 8 out of 10.