Intenso has been accurately considered a salsa album; however, it is appropriate to mention Gilberto Santa Rosa's music influences while making this record, from Spanish flamenco to Cuban son and bolero, and even Latin rock. Intenso features traditional salsa: "Advertencia," "Alguna Parte de Ti," the hit single "Pero No Me Ama," written by Puerto Rican Rafy Monclova, a romantic song called "Mentira," and "Si No Lo Digo Ahora," composed by Cuban Jorge Luis Piloto. Intenso's hybrid sounds turn it into an interesting, experimental tropical album.
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AllMusic Review by Drago Bonacich