Armed with blistering riffs, a drummer who’s going mental behind his kit and the kind of vocals that sound like an army of demons being unleashed, La Armada is at it again on “Crisis”. If you thought System Of A Down had a lot of different things going on in the vocal department, check out these guys!
Opening track “Chiraq” is a nasty mix of thrash, death metal, hardcore and punk that benefits further from the gritty production courtesy of Andy Nelson. Both “No Idea” and “Bad Brains Medley” are a bit longer but instead of working out the various parts more, the band simply throws in more riffs, more screams and more crazy drum fills. I’m not sure where the bands Latin-American influences went (La Armada started out in the Dominican Republic before relocating to Chicago) but they sure as hell can’t be found on here anymore. Instead we get an EP that could play as the soundtrack to the process of you losing your mind. I do however think it is a shame that they traded in what set them apart from the rest for a fairly standard sound that sounds like a mix of Bad Brains, Sepultura and Slayer.