Featured bands: Ginestá, Las Mañanas, Moldavia, Puerto Austral (Argentina), Leidan, Prometíamos Una Vida (Chile), Finlandia/Singapur (Ecuador), ¡Cazamos Cometas!, Inválido, Le Mat, Recuerdos De Un Sueño Perdido (México), Fútbol Peruano 97, No Somos Lo Que Fuimos (Peru), Corea and Umezawa (Spain) (Vol.1); Beatrice Kaleth, Cursi No Muere, Rosamonte, teenag efeelings, WRRN (Argentina), Konran Jyoutai, De Carne e Flor (Brazil), Llacuna (Catalunya, Spain), Dishonör, Empatía, La Falsa Sensación de Avanzar, Quemarlo Todo Por Error (Colombia), Baudelaire, El Cómodo Silencio De Los Que Hablan Poco, La Chica De Las Camelias, Nepugia, Noire (Chile), Archadianonstabian, Aves, My Mind A Birdcage, Walle, Zarathustra Has Been Killed In The 70s (Mexico), Sad Birds Die When I Smile (Peru) and shonen bat (Spain) (Vol. 2).
Coucou, les chaton.ne.s! We're back with another entry. Our friend Enzo from El Basurero del Emo, an argentinian blog featuring emo and screamo bands around the world (mostly spanish-speaking acts), has released so far two impressive latin american and spanish emo/screamo, indie and hardcore punk compilations. In fact, the most recent volume, the second one, was released two days ago for celebrating the first anniversary of the website. Kudos for that!
Now, in Latin America (notably in countries such as Brazil and Colombia) there aren't too many emo/screamo-related outfits. In fact, it's almost nonexistent. Yes, it's true that some bands in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Mexico and even Peru have emerged since the mid-00s, with some moderate international success, and the trend has gradually grown in the region but unfortunately, there still is an enormous misconception of what the whole emo/screamo thing is all about...
Regarding the sound, the compilation mostly features emo and screamo bands in different presentations (midwest emo, emoviolence, post-rock and math rock-influenced acts, etc.). There are some exceptions to the rule, of course, for example, Dishonör (Colombia) mixes different hardcore styles such as crust and metalcore, and some acts such as Quemarlo Todo Por Error (Colombia) and El Cómodo Silencio De Los Que Hablan Poco (Chile) are more into a indie rock/alternative rock thing despite their slight emo influences.
Another interesting fact about these collections is that some of the emerging emo/screamo latin american outfits in the mid-00s are included such as Archadianonstabian, Zarathustra Has Been Killed In The 70s (Mexico) and Leidan (Chile), which is a cool feature since it's been a while since I listen to them thoroughly. Keep in mind that these outfits will be featured here in the blog in the near future but with other purposes...(Did you already get the idea? Am I so evident?).
Finally, all the featured tracks in both volumes are taken from the participant bands' previous works (notably early demos or the most recent EP/LP). There are, however, two exclusive tracks from colombian bands Dishonör and Empatía (the latter is the band I participate to as the lead vocalist), which are a preview of their respective upcoming debut albums, also expected to be released before the year ends. (We certainly hope so ha ha).
Lastly, click on the image above for getting redirected to the official bandcamp account where you can listen to / download for free (or paying the price you consider right). If, for any reason, the free downloads are over, I'll leave you the alternate links by clickling on the images below for downloading them. Please support the bands. It's totally worth it. Do not miss these ambitious latin american and spanish bands collections. They somewhat reminded me of the good ol' days of the Algunas ideas pueden ser peligrosas. Compilado Screamo - América Latina compilation, which is already featured here in the blog when we wrote in spanish. Enjoy and until next time. Kisses and hugs!