With their impressive debut En busca de Eldorado, Spain's Eldorado set my speakers on fire and blew the windows out of my office with their gutsy hard hitting rock. I thought that this band could easily, and single-handedly, resurrect and restore fundamental hard rock for a new international generation. Then I wondered if they may have crested with one shooting star. But, Eldorado, their self-titled second release is equally stunning.
Where their first album (except for one song) was sung completely in Spanish, Eldorado is wholly in English which will make their music even more accessible around the world. Additionally, the album has a definitely more modern rock nuance, as on Falling Falling or The Worst of Myself, which will also make Eldorado more acceptable, even radio-friendly, especially in America. Yet, that gritty, gut-level blues rock which defines Eldorado still remains. The House of the 7 Smokestacks and I Don't Need No Doctor kick ass and are destined to be signature songs for Eldorado. Eldorado has done it again on their self-title sophomore release. Very recommended!
Eldorado has done it again on their self-title sophomore release Eldorado: more gutsy hard hitting rock, now with a modern rock flair.
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