Followers of this blog and listeners to The Antidote realize that punk music is one of my favourite genres. I recently received a copy of Retroceder Nunca by the skate punk band Metanoia. The band is comprised of Benjamin Lopez (bass, lead vocals), Diego Rivera (lead guitar, backing vocals), Claudio Bolivar (rhythm guitar) and Cristobal Lopez (drums). Metanoia hails from Temuco, Chile and their album Retroceder Nunca is sung entirely in Spanish.
The band’s name Metanoia means the change in focus, mind and life brought about by Jesus. The title of the album, Retroceder Nunca, translates as “No Retreat”.
This album grabs and holds you in it’s grip from beginning to end. I’ve been playing the album over and over and I can’t get enough of it. Solid playing and the great vocals of Benjamin Lopez set this album above the norm. I wish I could provide an opinion on the lyrics, but I am sadly uni-lingual. However I can vouch for the amazing abilities of this band. Metaonia claims Dogwood and Craig’s Brother as influences. Personally I find a little MxPx thrown into the mix.
Top tracks include “No Me Avergüenzo”, where Metonia unexpectedly jumps from the skate punk vibe into jazz during the final minute of the song. The title track “Retroceder Nunca” is the outstanding single with a catchy beat that will be sure to please.
- Evidente (3:55)
- Retroceder Nunca (2:56)
- Inútil (3:38)
- Peluquero (3:40)
- Día Nuevo (4:14)
- Te Amo (3:31)
- Este Es Tu Hogar (3:23)
- Otra Dimensión (4:13)
- No Me Avergüenzo (3:51)
- Sin Palabras (3:17)
This is a safe bet if you’re unsure about purchasing. Thumper Punk Records guarantees that you will love Metanoia’s album Retroceder Nunca or they will refund your money on digital downloads only, plus it’s only $8.