De la Tierra is the self-titled debut by Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser in collaboration with current and former members of South American bands A.N.I.M.A.L. (guitarist Andrés Giménez), Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (bassist Flavio Cianciarulo), and Maná (drummer Álex González). Everybody sings. The set's first single, "Maldita Historia" is an accurate representation of the band's sound that melds knotty death metal with hooky and melodic hard rock. The mathy stop and start of "Somos Uno" contains a tight lyric chorus, while "Detonar" is pure crunch and snap. "Fueras," with its powerful twin-guitar riffing and combination of clean and growled vocals, walks out further on the death metal edge. "Corran" is slower, more syncopated, rife with distortion and detuned bass and guitars. The outlier here is "Reducidores de Cabezas," a death meal cranker with a nearly funky intro. Sung entirely in Spanish, this date was recorded in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the United States. It was produced by the band and mixed by Stanley Soares.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek