CONDENADOS - CHILE

A Painful Journey Into Nihil - 2011 - Shadow Kingdom


  
 
Members

S= FERNANDO “THE WIZARD” VIDAL
G= Zarpass>>FERNANDO “THE WIZARD” V.
B= Mortales Moshers>>MATIAS>>Mortales Moshers
D= ARCANO



History

An earthquake hit Concepcion in 2010, but the city was subjected to Condenados ('the condemned ones') five years earlier with its brand of epic doom sung mostly in Spanish.

Demo 1 came in 2006 and sported a Satanic emblem. Similarly, 2007 brought Procesion Al Infierno. Black Goat issued an EP called La Iniciación in early 2009, which featured a Hellhammer cover. A split with Electrozombies and another very Luciferian EP (oddly enough the band’s logo sports a cross!), called La Gran Muerte, lead to a deal with Shadow Kingdom Records. The band’s full-length was issued early in 2011. In the interim the band had replaced drummers Rodrigo and Francisco with Arcano.

Reviews

CONDENADOS - A PAINFUL JOURNEY INTO NIHIL - SHADOW KINGDOM  
Chile’s Condenados is one of the better releases recently and a good pick for Shadow Kingdom Records. This fairly new band has, nonetheless, been prolific. The group is at the top of its game, which is doom, with its mixture of St. Vitus (two parts) and Solitude Aeternus (eight parts). Darkness and gloom penetrate epic sounds in a presentation that the singer, Fernando Vidal, can successfully handle. This is not an easy feat as many a doom singer fails in his task, but the vocal harmonies are well emotioned here. The band is heavy as lead, but soaring when needed. The drumming is active and the solos vintage 1974. The lyrics alternate between Spanish and English, but where comprehensible to an Anglophone they too derive much from Solitude Aeternus. Catch is, the band seems clearly anti-establishment despite the crucifix in its logo.
Like most doom metal bands, A Painful Journey Into Nihil occasionally gets lost in itself, but overall this one has all the necessary hallmarks of the sub-genre. - Ali “The Metallian”




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