TEZCATLIPOCA "Tlayohualtlapelani" CD [Digipak]
Import from Germany. Digipak limited to 500 copies. Mexican black metal focused on Pre-Hispanic paganism and folklore.
Hailing from the fertile Mexican black metal scene, TEZCATLIPOCA create some of the most mystical and mesmerizing sounds emanating from the continent. But, let it be known that TEZCATLIPOCA are staunchly inspired by - and create pagan/folk black metal for - the cult of the ancient Mexicans. War, death, the occult, mythology, and sorcery.
Inspired by the cult of their Mesoamerican ancestors, TEZCATLIPOCA render forth a work that's as dizzying as it is daring, suffused with majesty, supremacy, and cosmic mysticism. Hailing by the title Tlayohualtlapelani, the band's second album billows forth in a haze of '90s-entrenched classicism, but with a distinctly southern flair. Not for them the freezing climes of Mother North, nor even the ancient duskiness of Southern Europe; no, TEZCATLIPOCA exactingly execute a sort of black metal that's muscular and atmospheric in equal measure, igniting a flame that it is a small but significant tribute to the glory of all those who offered their blood to keep the cosmic machinery in motion. Indeed, the fastuosity and mysticism of the old Mexican world infuses TEZCATLIPOCA's music with a characteristic sound both somber and strident, triumphant yet austere: aggressiveness and obscurity collide head on here on Tlayohualtlapelani, with the band's incorporation of native Mexican musical instruments taking center stage as well as the Nahuatl language reinforcing their ideology. With iron-fist intent, Tlayohualtlapelani transmits a pride descended from aborigines, especially from Mexican aborigines!
For those who fought in the war! For those who suffered cold and hunger! For those who shed their blood! By the Ancient Mexicans!