Originating from Spain, Parusia is what you could call one of the neo crust bands. That is that the core of their music has that raw punk vibe, but it has been enhanced by the addition of elements from sludge, stoner and a bit of a blackened outlook in parts. In addition to all that, Parusia is also very keen on building ambiances for their songs, something that becomes apparent from the intro to the album, “Cajas Destemplas,” with the spoken parts in Spanish giving a quite mystical air to the part alongside the tribal drums. It actually makes for quite a distinct opening for an album, and from that point on Parusia takes you on a rollercoaster ride through their musical endeavors.
What comes next with “Brumas de Desesperanza” is what I can only describe as a sludge/stoner anthem. For the duration of this song, Parusia get down to business, giving it a sickening groove as the guitars lead the way. With the distortion high and the feeling fitting perfectly, they build up the track through its repetitive riffing. For most of the duration of the song, the band will continue to beat you down relentlessly with their stonerized vision, before they suddenly break into a clean psychedelic part. Halfway through the song, Parusia take on their more trippy and welcoming self to change the pace. The minimal drums and the sweet guitar parts work great for the song. The band makes use of that approach on quite a few occasions in Y Su Noche No Tendra Fin. For instance, the start of “Victimas De Una Sinrazon” reveals a return to the roots, featuring a Spanish guitar, as does the clean part in “La Misma Muerte Que Hoy Nos Separa, Nos Reunira Algun Dia.”
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But that is also when the core of Parusia comes into view. Straight off the clean part in “Brumas de Desesperanza,” the band unleashes a blackened crust wave of hate. The screaming vocals alongside the blasting drums reveal the extent to which Parusia will travel. “Victimas De Una Sinrazon” soon follows with the punk feeling at large once more, giving more drive to the song. In other cases, Parusia might go towards a rocky type of sound, as they do in the start of “Secretos En La Oscuridad,” soon turning towards the sound of the great crust bands with the drums leading the charge. On the other hand, “Vuestro Silencio Os Hace Complices” finds them somewhere between a black metal sound and a crust attitude, with the dissonant quality of the guitars and the drumming patterns stealing the show.
But when there is need for a proper sledgehammer to land, Parusia go towards a sludge-infused direction. The slow torturous riffs of “Victimas De Una Sinrazon” give more depth and impact to the song with their powerful lines, as the lead guitars work wonders without the need to be too flashy. Especially parts such in “La Misma Muerte Que Hoy Nos Separa, Nos Reunira Algun Dia” reveal just how heavy Parusia’s sound can get, and all that while the desperate vocals wreak havoc and the guitars approach a huge sound.
What really is key in Y Su Noche No Tendra Fin is how Parusia is able to switch between their different modes. They can throw stoner riffs at you, making a sudden change to psychedelic parts and then to full-blown crust outbreaks. They are able to lay acoustic ambient parts and then take them down without any warning before they go on a blackened assault. And no matter how dark or bitter their music gets, they will still offer some sickening leads that will finish the job. Definitely a band to look out for.
February 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm
Listened to this during the break at work, came home and immediately bought the tshirt and album. Love the music, and the story of Blas Infante. Saludos!
February 26, 2015 at 6:53 am
Julio Redondo Muñiz
February 26, 2015 at 5:25 am
Thank you very much for your review and your support! Julio -Parusía-
February 26, 2015 at 5:07 am
you should definetly read/request the lyrics to this, it will change your review 100%, because yours is simply sound-based while there is so much more in this