Right. Did I mention gimmick? Not being a fan of the genre as I said before, I would imagine that with no less than 50 subgenres of heavy metal music, a new band on the scene has got to have an impressive hook to make themselves noticed in that world. Either that or fantastic music. Let’s stick with the gimmick. CalatrilloZ’s music, I am sorry to report is nothing to get too excited about. It’s not bad, but it is not anything that will distinguish themselves from a hundred other heavy metal bands. The music is fast and loud with plenty of trilled guitar parts and a rhythm section strong enough to make my grandma bang her head against the wall but as I have said, nothing new or earth shattering here.
I do have to hand it to the five members of the band though for conceptualizing their persona to such a degree and for living in those characters night after night. I like to imagine what their lives as regular people is like or if “regular” is even an operative word at this point. Kudos for the imagination and execution even if the music is a little of a disappointment.