Three years after their debut album “Todo El Caos Habita Aqui” from 2018, the Chilean duo DIAVOL STRÂIN released the follow-up “Elegia Del Olvido/Elegia Del Horror” on their own, which is now being re-released for the first time on vinyl by Young & Cold Records. As to be expected, old school Gothrock in a (South-) American way is on offer again this time.
The sound is completely unaffected by Metal or too much Electro, but is determined by driving drum machine rhythms, fat bass and melancholic to desperate vocals. However, the screeching guitars, which are otherwise mainly known from Mephisto Walz or Screams For Tina, are formative. The synths are never in the foreground, they only provide additional atmosphere and a fuller sound. And as with other bands, the Spanish language makes the difference in the singing and gives the sound its very own atmosphere. That’s how we know the Goth-/Deathrock of the 80s and 90s.
Fans of US Deathrock will enjoy tracks like “Ruinas” and “Al Ansia”, especially the latter song would probably have become a club hit in the early 90s. “Destino Destrucción” could be the same on today’s Gothic parties, while “Herz Der Niemand” and „Uroboros“ will also make Darkwave friends happy