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Established on Jan, 2008
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""Babylonia Haze" review"

Spanish rock might not be an instantly accessible niche, but Eldorado have done their country proud with their third album. Diverse and well crafted, 'Babylonia Haze' is a psychedelic dream that gives you a little idea of what it might have been to be around in the 60s when The Doors burst onto the scene.
'Mad Woman' is an energic opener treading hard rock ground, and the first but by no means last use of the organ adds a nice piece of psych to proceedings. 'Breathe the Night' is a soothing and intricate number with some haunting melodies, and "Flowers of Envy" is a masterpiece. Slow burning yet beautifully balanced, the guitar work is sublime and the eight minutes of brilliant rock absolutely flies by. 'You Don't Wanna Need Her' is an infectious hard rocker before the eleven minute epic 'Karma Generator' wipes the floor with all that came before it. With a progressive opening full of sauntering guitar rhythms, this sounds like Pink Floyd when they were at their best. The volume rises for the second half with some strong drumming spearheading a lively assault, which remains in keeping with the subtle flow of a record that is perfectly paced throughout.
Musically fascinating, vocally flawless, Eldorado might not be a household name, but 'Babylonia Haze' may just be the hidden gem of 2015. - PowerPlay Magaine (8/10) - Matt Karpe

""Babylonia Haze" review"

We've been following this promising Spanish band Eldorado for a few years now, and without a doubt they have put together a solid string of albums leading up to Babylonia Haze, which with the help of 290 fans through a crowdfunding campaign in 2014, is now unleashed on the world. Blending '70s styled hard rock, stoner, funk, psychedelia, and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll, Eldorado have a lot to offer and they bring it all to the table here on their latest release.

Comprised of Jesus Trujillo (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar), Cesar Sanchez (bass), Andres Duende (electric guitar), and Christian Giardino (drums), the band busts right out of the gate here with the hard rocking 1-2 punch of "Mad Woman" and "Evil People", both filled with plenty of groove, crunchy guitar riffs, and tasty Hammond organ. "Breathe the Night" offers a more folky/proggy vibe thanks to some lush vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, mandolin, flute, and nyckelharpa, while "Goodbye & Carry On" delivers a wealth of guitar punch & bluesy swagger, almost like a mix of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Humble Pie. The manic "I'll Be Satisfied" knocks you on your ass with blistering riffs and nimble Hammond organ (Dream Theater-meets-Deep Purple perhaps?), with Trujillo delivering an impressive lead vocal over tumultuous arrangements. At the halfway point through the album, we can already see that Eldorado seem intent on upping the heaviness factor here on Babylonia Haze, and it's working big time. That smoky Hammond courtesy of Trujillo again rears its head on the dark yet emotional "Flowers of Envy", again, hints of vintage Deep Purple, and even Uriah Heep come to mind, as waves of prog & proto-metal bliss just drift through the speakers. Folky flutes and acoustic guitars pop up again on "Resurrection Song", along with some great vocal melodies, and rip-snortin' stoner metal riffs & pounding rhythms take center stage on the upbeat thumper "You Don't Wanna Need Her". A dip back into Deep Purple styled hard rock & prog re-appears on "Karma Generator" (ironically the title of the Spanish release of this album), and the lovely "Moon Girl" closes things out with Trujillos emotional vocals accompanied by electric piano & Hammond organ, which dreamily takes the listener along before the rest of the band launch back in,bringing the song full tilt back to glorious heavy rock.

Honestly, there's so much talent here with this band, that it would be hard to imagine Babylonia Haze not grabbing the attention of hard rock lovers of all ages from all corners of the globe. This is without a doubt a band to keep a close eye on, and more importantly, check out this new album of theirs at all costs. - Sea of Tranquility (4,5/5) - Pete Pardo

""Babylonia Haze" Review"

Are you still hanging on to Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion in London? Are you weary about the off and on again status of Australia’s Wolfmother? And then there’s the roller coaster ride of questions that surround California’s Queens of the Stone Age. Well, if you like any or all of these bands, maybe a trip to Spain is in order. Eldorado, a break through band out of Madrid has incorporated the sounds of the aforementioned bands and mixed it with their own homegrown flair.

Their latest album, Babylonia Haze offers up a potpourri of styles and sounds that channel the heavy and softer sounds of the early days of heavy metal. Eldorado do not shy away from their influences that range from Bad Company, Zeppelin and Deep Purple – but they do it in a complementary manner. Listeners will be impressed by Jesus Trujillo’s (vox/keys/guitar) range and control, Andres Duende’s (guitar) rapid fire licks on top of his chunky rhythmic crunch, Cesar Sanchez’ (bass) solid and colorful fretwork and Christian Giardino’s (drums) thunderous and impressive skills behind the kit.

Haze features in impressive helping of in your face rockers, such as “Mad Woman”, Evil People”, and “I’ll Be Satisfied”. It also serves up a solid dose of ballads in “Breathe the Night”, “Flowers of Envy” and “Resurrection Song”. The ballads are complex and well crafted, but the band truly shines when they turn over their Hemi engine and push the pedal to the metal – as heard in the first track.

“Mad Woman” explodes with the intensity of Queens of the Stone Age’s “No One Knows” and doesn’t let go until the last cymbal crash disappears. The frantic drumming, bluesy guitar riffs and devilish wails create a wall of sound that’s been missing from mainstream rock for years. Next, cue up the second track and listen as Eldorado conjures up the sounds of Deep Purple’s iconic keyboards in “Evil People”. The prominent sound of Trujillo’s colorful work add a texture to the hard hitting, ball buster. “Goodbye And Carry On” shines as another rocker, but it’s schizophrenic with its melodic bridge and ultimately one of the more complex and interesting with Duende’s straight forward riffage and Giardino’s sonic drumming.

Babylonia Haze, produced by Richard Chycki (Rush, Mick Jagger, Dream Theater), is a colorful and eclectic album that runs the gamut of sounds and presence by taking full advantage of the band members’ talents. Whether you’re into hard rock with strong strokes of bluesy riffs, melodic folk with electric flair, or both – this album has something for everyone and is worth a listen. - Glide Magazine (8/10) - Marc Lacatell

""Babylonia Haze" Review"

First off I’m a fan. No point hiding it. Having said that, the wait for this one was more nerve wracking than any wait over the last thirty years when bands you’d got into failed miserably with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Eldorado’s previous efforts, “Golden” and “Anti-Gravity Sound Machine”, had easily cemented themselves into my all-time lists already so this was a nail biter. Panic over. For “Babylonia Haze” (and it’s Spanish language counterpart Karma Generator) Eldorado have wisely retained the services of Richard Chycki at the desk. Richard knows these boys of old and has helped them to create a much fuller and heavier sound than before. So firstly it’s hats off to RC.

If you’ve never heard Eldorado and you’re looking for a pigeon-hole for them then here it is. Self proclaimed New Vintage Rock. What’s that? Well it’s the very best modern rock music that a fresh and talented band can write dipped in a potent wash of sixties psychedelia and towering seventies power. Eldorado’s previous work has drawn from life experience – from years of creative writing and has been a journey of imagination. By their own admission, this one is darker. It’s grittier. A touring band’s album that was born on the road. A reflection of the way they now see this world as a mess and in need of repair. In need of karma.

They’ve retained their individuality though. This is not the straight up riffing bruiser the circumstances might have dictated but a free-flowing rollercoaster of crashing anger and heartache and of pure black despair, yet of burgeoning promise and hope. Each track written on the road and forged from the sweat of the venue.

‘Mad Woman’ kicks things off in a raucous frenzy (a natural set opener) before settling into guitarist Andres Duende’s galloping riff and the grasping hook of the chorus. Hook. That word will come up again because that’s what this album screams at you. Hooks. They’re everywhere. ‘Evil People’ starts off right in your face then promptly adopts a deftly disjointed structure. A stunted riff lets the keyboard shine through for the first time and vocalist Jesus Trujillo really starts to let loose. This sound is a real departure from their previous albums. The keyboards are ramped right up. Richer, rounder and so much more Hammond-y than before. (If that’s not even a word it should be. Look it up in any dictionary and there should be no definition but a picture of Jon Lord.) I’m not here to draw comparisons but that’s what I hear and Eldorado make no secret of their influences. The art and structure of the songs here is heavily rooted in Deep Purple, Queen and Led Zeppelin territory. Not a zone to wander in if you don’t have the balls. No worries here.

‘Breathe The Night’ comes next and suddenly it’s an uplifting acoustic melody with an eery haunted vibe to it. Did I mention hooks? Here they are again. With no time to dwell on the romanticisms evoked ‘Goodbye And Carry On’ starts up with a vocal/guitar duel before bassist Cesar Sanchez and drummer Christian Giardino get on board and push it into the realms of where these guys came from. Classic rock. Heavy, heady, blues based, rock and roll. Deftly offset by a softer middle eight before rising back into the swirling riff and repeated chorus. Hook, hook, hook.

‘I’ll Be Satisfied’ kicks in with a heavy keyboard/guitar riff and pounding rhythm section. When the vocals start there’s the hook again. It runs throughout this beauty and leaves you wanting it to be twice as long. They then drop the tempo right down for the intro to ‘Flowers Of Envy’ which then takes the undulating form of the entire album as it rises and falls repeatedly from an anguished lament into a desperate wailing crescendo.

‘Resurrection Song’ follows and is immediately distracting. Every solo singer songwriter on the planet should be envious of the simplicity of this beautifully crafted tune. Hooks you see? ‘You don’t Wanna Need Her’ is next and starts with Jesus repeating the title with a keyboard accompaniment and just as you think it’s the theme for the remainder of the song in kicks the band and you’re bouncing. I mean bouncing. The swaggering rhythm makes you writhe with glee and makes it every inch an anthem.

‘Karma Generator’ comes next with a subdued keyboard and vocal harmony. Building slowly the guitar, bass and drums arrive without urgency creating an intriguing foundation for what’s to come. Bands don’t write an eleven and a half minute song without a lot of care. A real intent to make a statement. You can hear it. Purposeful and determined it builds into the album’s pearl. Sending the message of a time for change for a band that’s doing just that. Halfway through it cranks up into the grumbling angst ridden monster it promised before crashing into a hazy wall of noise.

The album’s closer ‘Moon Girl’ is perfectly placed to bring you back to earth with a lilting keyboard and voice before the band pick you up and shake you across the bridge and then put you back down ever so gently.

The only thing to do after listening to this album is to play it again. Hooks. Everywhere.

With some of the songs tested towards the end of their last European tour they have now presented the album in full at a press launch gig in Barcelona and will soon be heading back out on the road where Babylonia Haze (English version)/Karma Generator (Spanish version) was created. If they come anywhere near your home you must see them. If they don’t you must see them anyway.

Hooked! - Rock Zone - Glynn Wright

""Babylonia Haze" review"

Label: Independent
Three similar bands: Bad Company/Led Zeppelin/Deep Purple
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

I always love to get a disc in a physical form and what strike me when I unpacked this from the padded envelope was that it had a very attractive digipak cover. I think the band is much improved there because if I am to be honest I think that the album prior to this one looked pretty dreadful. But there is more to it than what is seen on the cover as this album is said to be more inspired by the life on the road than their previous works. The live evolution of the band bas been the germ of the ten songs that constitute the album, arisen from improvisations and developments with psychedelic vocation, vague ideas that end up being rotund and the unconscious quest of new landscapes. All of it with the stage as a permanent witness; at least according to what the press sheet describes.

An album of darker tendency, introspective and unsympathetic is other descriptions in the same press sheet. I think it is an album of classic styled rock music that has evolved into something fresh and modern, with interesting angles of attack and a strong vocalist they bring out a fresh yet very familiar sounding album. They do it with strong variation and good drama; the production is excellent and really well balanced. I think they hit the style pretty well on the mark, and I would describe it as a massive step forward if you compare it with the previous album. They have found a good variation over the album’s ten tracks and you have to have some serious ADD if you manage to get bored with the album before it ends. I think we can describe this Eldorado album as a quality production.

And it is a good album; the strength of the tracks is impressive. But not only that, the fact that the album is easy to take in but still has enough depth to remain interesting for repeated plays. I think they have really hit very close to the bull’s-eye with this album, it is exciting and impressive and it is well recommended to anyone who likes their music. It is great how they have managed to make something that feels so familiar feel so fresh and exciting. They have grown a lot since that unremarkable Antigravity Time Machine album that didn’t really do anything for me, this does a lot and I can assure you readers that you will most likely enjoy it as well, if you give it a chance.

There are ten songs on the album and all of them are strong, but there is a pair that stands out a little bit more. Like the opening track Mad Woman which is an excellent opening track that sets the tone brilliantly for the album. I really like this great rather straightforward rocker. And then there is the You Don’t Want to Need Her track that I also like very much and think is a memorable song, but there are more than those and the album as a whole is great. I think those 290 fans from ten different nations who contributed 13500€ to the band through crowd funding will think that it is money well spent. I think this crowd funding initiative can be really great sometimes, giving bands and artists a great freedom to create something fascinating without any major outside influence.

I really like this album, and I am sure that anyone who enjoys their music will do as well and had they not already given me the album I might have bought myself a copy of it. So, all that really remains to be said is: well done Eldorado!

HHHHHHH - Hallowed (5/7) - Daniel Källmalm

""Babylonia Haze" review (German)"

Eigenvertrieb/Crowd Funded
Rockende Bands aus Spanien, die für einen nachhaltigen Eindruck sorgen, gibt es nicht so viele. Im Verlauf der letzten zwei Jahrzehnte nahm ich, nebst den einst übermächtigen Héroes del Silencio, noch Notiz von Dover, Hamlet, Easy Rider sowie Tierra Santa, und Baron Rojo "kannte" ich leider nur vom Hörensagen her. Die aktuellste Truppe war letztes Jahr, anlässlich des Konzertes im Z7, Diabulus In Musica, doch noch etwas vorher stolperte ich im Youtube zufällig über den Hammer-Song «Another Bright Sunday» von Eldorado. Der Retro-Rocker mit massig Vibes von Wolfmother krallte sich sofort in meinem Gehör fest und nebst weiteren coolen Videos stiess ich dann in diesem Zusammenhang auf das dritte Studio-Album «Antigravity Sound Machine» (2012), das mich von der Vielseitigkeit her von Anfang an voll überzeugte und mich unter anderem unweigerlich an die frühen, sprich guten Zeiten von Audrey Horne erinnerte. Aushängeschild ist Sänger Jesús Trujillo, dessen schneidende Stimme perfekt zum Sound von Eldorado passt. Dieser wird dabei von Andrés Duende (g), César Sanchéz (b) und Christian Giardino (d) bewerkstelligt. Nicht nur die Produktion ist des Weiteren eine Hommage an vergangene Zeiten, sondern auch das Songmaterial lehnt sich stark an die 70er (mehr) und 80er (weniger) an und klingt dennoch nie altbacken. Die Hammond-Orgel gehört ausserdem immer wieder mal tragend ebenso dazu und die geniale Halbballade «Lady Of The Mountain» setzte dem Ganzen noch die Krone auf. Dass diese Chose auch live funktioniert, sah ich letztes Jahr im Usterner Starclub, wo sich die Madrilenen erstens auf der Bühne absolut keine Blösse gaben und zweitens nach dem grandiosen Konzert keinerlei (Star-) Allüren oder introvertiertes Gehabe aufkommen liessen.

Somit stiegen die Erwartungen an das nächste Album schon fast ins Unermessliche! Da sowas letztlich auch stets etwas mit Geld zu tun hat, liess erneut die freilich nicht neue Idee des Crowd-Funding aufkommen. Was zu «Antigravity Sound Machine» schon bestens funktioniert hat, lag nun auch dem künftigen Werk zu Grunde. Natürlich sprechen wir hier nicht von Verhältnissen à la Def Leppard zu dessen Blütezeit, aber es sollte auch diesmal zu Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Gotthard, Rush) als Stamm-Producer gereichen. Knapp dreihundert so genannte "Back-Packers" (mich eingeschlossen!) machten den angestrebten Traum abermals wieder wahr und ermöglichten Eldorado, sich mit 13'500 Euros im Rücken voll auf die neuen Songs konzentrieren zu können. Das Resultat heisst «Babylonia Haze» und setzt konsequent den Weg fort, den die vorherigen Alben als Wegbereiter geebnet haben. Harte Sounds wie der krachende Opener «Mad Woman» gehen Hand in Hand mit straighten Rockern («Evil People», «Goodbye And Carry On») und Balladeskem mit garantiertem Gänsehautfaktor («Breathe The Night», «Resurrection Song»). Flankiert wird das Ganze noch durch die Spieldauer-Monster «Flower Of Envy» (Uriah Heep lassen grüssen) und «Karma Generator», die alleine schon eine Plattenseite füllen und alte wie neue Eldorado-Fans jubilieren lassen. Hoffentlich trägt diese toll funktionierende Kooperation zwischen den Fans und der Band noch viele Jahre, sprich Alben, Früchte. «Babylonia Haze» ist ein Muss für Classic Rock Freunde, die Band eine fette Bereicherung der Szene und das noch ausstehende Vinyl mein persönlicher Anwärter auf das Album des Jahres!
Punkte: 9.4 von 10 - Metal Factory (9,4/10) - Rockslave

""Babylonia Haze" review (German)"

So muss Classic Rock 2015 klingen: Die Madrilenen ELDORADO mischen jugendlichen Schmiss (aktiv seit 2008, wohlgemerkt) mit wirklich überschwänglicher Energie und überdurchschnittlichem Spielvermögen, was verboten gute Songs ergibt. Dieses neue Album der in der Vergangenheit gerne auch zweisprachig fahrenden Gruppe strotzt nur so vor letzteren.

Da wäre das treibende "Mad Woman" vorneweg als Gegenpol zu leicht folkloristischen Balladen wie "Breathe the Night" und "Resurrection Song", die berühren, ohne in irgendeiner Weise aufgesetzt anzumuten. Die zart schmelzende Hammondorgel bei gleichzeitig druckvoll modernem wie authentischem Sound straft alle Stimmen Lügen, die Retro nur mit Mülltonnenproduktion gelten lassen möchten, während aussagekräftige Lyrics und ein dringlicher Vortrag den unsäglichen Floskeln aus dem Seventies-Fundus, die andere Protagonisten auf dem Markt bemühen, eine Absage erteilen.

Ferner gibt es leicht proggige Strukturen zu hören ("Flowers of Envy", das elfminütige "Karma Generator") und jeweils ein Riff-Monster ("I'll Be Satisfied") sowie einen Faustrecker ("You Don't Wanna Need Her"). Mehr als saubere Sache also, das.

FAZIT: ELDORADO spielen Retro-Rock zeitgenössisch - anders als die Amis CROBOT, weil facettenreicher aber genauso sprenggewaltig und up to date. So macht Vergangenheitsbewältigung Bock. - Music Reviews (8/10) - Andreas Schiffmann

""Babylonia Haze" review (German)"

Wie beschreibt man einem, der die Band Eldorado bis dato noch nicht kannte? Nun ganz einfach man sagt es handelt sich hierbei um eine spanische Antwort zwischen Bad Company, Deep Purple und Led Zeppelin. Persönlich habe ich die Spanier mit ihrem Werk „Golden“ schätzen und lieben gelernt. Schon damals hat man uns eine breite Palette der genannten Truppen vorgelegt. Ist doch schon einige Zeit aus und so verwunderte sich meine Person als nun „Babylonia Haze“ ohne jegliche Vorankündigung im Postkasten landete. Man konnte sich gegenüber dem Vorgänger weiter steigern und zeigt sich in voller Rockpracht. Sie werden nach wie vor als die spanische Classic Rock Hoffnung gehandelt und erst einmal in den neuen Rundling reingehört, wird man feststellen, dass diese Aussage nicht von ungefähr kommt. War vielleicht der deutlicher moderner angehaucht, oder bezeichnen wir es so, man gabt sich etwas moderner, so hat man diesen Akzent komplett ad acta gelegt und zeigt sich dieses mal um Ecken klassischer Orientiert. Dennoch klingen die Stücke niemals altbacken und man hat seinen ganz besonderen Reiz und bringt die Bude zum Rocken. Es mag vielleicht sein, dass man aufgrund des Genres sich selbst etwas einschränkt, dennoch könnte man nicht sagen, dass die Spanier hier nicht erfrischende Akzente setzen können. Zumal definitiv schwierig, aber mit dem vorliegenden Album erspielt man sich binnen Zehntelsekunden in jedes Classic Rockherz und kann sicherlich auch jüngere Fans für das Genre begeistern. Es steht einfach für die Spanier mit welchem Verstand sie sich hier auf einem sehr schweren Genrepfad bewegen und trotzdem nicht abgelutscht klingen. Nur wenige Bands des Genres schaffen es, die Vergangenheit in die Gegenwart zu transferieren, ohne dass man dabei Qualität einbüßt oder irgendwo auf der Zeitachse stecken bleibt. Eldorado haben das bis dato geschafft und mit dem neuen Rundling erst recht.

Fazit: Für Classic Rockfans gibt es hier eine Perle die man sich durchaus zulegen sollte. Wer auf eine erfrischende Verjüngungskur der genannten Genregrößen baut, der ist bei Eldorado absolut auf der richtigen Baustelle. - Metal Underground (5/5) - Robert

""Babylonia Haze" review (Spanish)"

Con el lanzamiento de su tercer disco en 2012, Paranormal Radio, la formación de Eldorado, como se suele decir, puso el listón muy alto; resultó un trabajo espléndido donde el grupo puso en práctica toda su capacidad profesional.

En 2015, retoman su resolutiva creatividad para entregar nuevas canciones sin que su nivel se resienta, todo lo contrario, con Karma Generator ratifican sus cualidades compositivas dando otro importante paso en su trayectoria para consolidarse como una de las bandas más sólidas del panorama estatal dentro de los perfiles del hard rock de raíces setenteras.

El álbum, supone el debut tras el kit de batería de Christian Giardino (hijo de Walter Giardino, guitarrista de los argentinos Rata Blanca), así como el afianzamiento de Andrés Duende en el puesto de guitarrista después de haber debutado en Paranormal Radio. Siguen en sus puestos el vocalista Jesús Trujillo y el bajista César Sánchez. En el apartado de producción, han repetido con Richard Chycki, habida cuenta de los buenos resultados obtenidos anteriormente.

Karma Generator puede resultar una grabación más intimista comparándola con su predecesora si tenemos en cuenta composiciones como “La Flor De La Envidia” y “Resurrección Ahora”, desarrolladas a través de atmósferas donde impera el dramatismo vocal acompañado por la sugestiva presencia del órgano Hammond, mientras que guitarra, bajo y batería se encargan de crear pasajes sonoros de dinámica variable donde la intensidad instrumental se mezcla con incursiones reposadas. Son piezas donde la voz de Jesús Trujillo adquiere un especial protagonismo junto con “Luciérnagas”, un tema construido a base de delicados vértices acústicos que incluso llevan implícitos aromas medievales.

No obstante, los componentes de Eldorado no se olvidan de insuflar la suficiente vitalidad a Karma Generator para procurar que la grabación transmita infinidad de sensaciones. Como muestra están los dos trallazos que abren el disco, “Hipernova” y “Gente Diablo”, de ritmo acelerado, guitarra desgarradora y batería imponente. Ambas adornadas, asimismo, con efectivas líneas de Hammond y complejos arreglos.

“Puedes Decir Adiós”, con su plural dinámica, quedaría en mitad de las dos tendencias, con partes tranquilas combinadas con elementos potentes, destacando un musculoso riff de características stoner. En la misma línea, aunque dejando de lado la vertiente reposada, tenemos a la magnífica “No Me Encontrarán”, con presencia de Hammond, y nuevas muestras vigorosas de guitarra y batería; constantes que se repiten en “Quiero Verte Libre”, con el añadido de la más notable aparición del bajo.

Todo lo mencionado anteriormente queda plasmado en el tema título, “Karma Generator”, una nueva muestra de la diversidad que atesora Eldorado, proponiéndonos aquí un emocionante viaje a través de texturas heterogéneas que comienzan de forma pausada pero que, a través de una mutación paulatina, se convierten en una sucesión de impulsos temperamentales.

La dualidad mencionada queda reflejada en “Mutaciones”, pieza que despide el álbum cargada de sentimiento aunque no exenta de fuerza.

Eldorado, ha puesto de manifiesto en Karma Generator que su madurez como banda es un hecho consumado, que su nivel alcanza proyección internacional y que, si por estas tierras nos llegan numerosas formaciones foráneas que exhiben sus vínculos setenteros, desde España también se crean productos de exportación de igual o mayor calidad.

Más allá de esos homenajes a la psicodelia, así como a Deep Purple en lo que respecta a los teclados, además de esa robustez guitarrera zeppeliniana, lo que Eldorado nos muestra es un amplio catálogo de percepciones sensoriales disfrazado de hard rock ecléctico capaz de explorar con inteligencia los matices más versátiles para definir una personalidad propia a pesar de sus reconocibles influencias.

CALIFICACION: 9,50/10 - Musicopolis (9,5/10) - Locky Perez

""Babylonia Haze" review (Spanish)"

Si la justicia musical hiciera acto de presencia, podríamos afirmar a ciegas que con este trabajo van a dar un gran mazazo en la mesa. Se acercaría a la definición de karma. Esta colección de diez temas brilla con luz propia.

De un tiempo a esta parte, están alcanzando bastante popularidad las bandas que abrazan los sonidos de los 60 y 70, y se hacen con el testigo a modo de relevo generacional. Ese boom de vuelta al espíritu de las canciones de antaño, no se puede considerar una moda, pues los grupos siempre han estado ahí. Que ahora, hasta festivales y discográficas de índole bastante metálica hayan abierto el abanico, viene por la obsolescencia de ciertos estilos y la nula existencia de nuevas fórmulas. Pero por h o por b, bienvenida sea esa atención extra a las formaciones que nos recuerdan cuales ha sido las décadas de mayor desarrollo y magia musical. Es el ciclo de la vida. Dicho esto, ELDORADO entregan nuevo disco siguiendo simplemente sus pasos. Cada vez más agigantados. Los de siempre, pero que ahora pueden verse beneficiados por esa búsqueda por parte del público de los orígenes. Imaginamos que ese pensamiento habrá sido el último el que habrá pasado por las cabezas del cuarteto, porque si con sus anteriores trabajos ya iban abriéndose camino y despuntando entre lo mejor de nuestra escena en cuanto a hard rock se refiere, con “Karma Generator” han vuelto a alcanzar su cénit particular.

Prueba de ello es que con los dos temas de apertura, “Hipernova” y “Gente Diablo”, un viento fresco nos golpea de lleno en el rostro ante tal desparpajo de fuerza y poderío. Todos los grandes elementos de los que siempre han hecho gala están ahí, pero elevados a su máxima potencia. La garganta de Trujillo cruje en cada estribillo (pegadizos como pocos), la base rítmica marca y atiza, y los riffs y solos de Andrés Duende siguen tan imaginativos y contundentes como siempre. Y tampoco falta ese hammond que redondea muchos pasajes y refuerza su faceta más psicodélica. Les va a la saga “Puedes Decir Adiós”, de las más cañeras del listado, y esa pleitesía a los setenta de manos de “Quiero Verte Libre”.

Con “Luciérnagas”, ELDORADO abre el cajón de las esencias; el de los temas lentos e inspirados. Nos sorprenden con esos arreglos sinfónicos de la época a base de nyckelharpa y mandolinas, o con esa flauta que adorna las melodías de “Resurrección Ahora”. Temas que valen cada segundo de su duración, con una banda volcada en la transmisión de sentimientos. Mención especial se llevaría “La flor de la envidia”, en el que desarrollan a lo largo de su amplia duración, diferentes trayectos lentos y rápidos con unos cambios de ritmos que valen su peso en oro. No le temen a los largos desarrollos musicales, y demuestran con la propia “Karma Generator”, el de más duración de toda su carrera. Otro mar de estructuras dentro de estructuras, que sin perder hilaridad sónica, nos va desgranando un montón de sorpresas a cada instante, dignas de ser saboreadas multitud de veces. La variedad se alza como una de las virtudes del cuarteto. Si a todo ello le sumamos el groove de “No Me Encontrarás” y la delicadeza del cierre con “Mutaciones”, nos encontramos ante un disco que, aunque suene exagerado, puede ser de lo mejor que haya parido una banda de hard rock dentro de nuestras fronteras en muchos años. Y sobra decir que ELDORADO, como siempre, han publicado una versión en inglés de este trabajo: “Babylonia Haze”. Con portada diferentes y letras diferentes para que artísticamente se complete con la versión en castellano. No son meras traducciones.

Enfundados con estas armas, ELDORADO iniciarán una gira por nuestro país, Europa y más allá, en el que con toda su producción harán con toda seguridad unos set-list de encanto. Si la justicia musical hiciera acto de presencia, podríamos afirmar a ciegas que con este trabajo van a dar un gran mazazo en la mesa. Se acercaría a la definición de karma. Esta colección de diez temas brilla con luz propia. - The Metal Circus: (9/10) Satur Romero

""Babylonia Haze" review (Spanish)"

Su carrera comienza a ser muy grande. Grande porque cuatro discos ya es una nada desdeñable cifra a la que no todos los grupos pueden aspirar a día de hoy y porque la calidad ofrecida en cada uno de ellos siempre ha sido tremenda y, si cabe, en cada paso discográfico ha ido a más. Siguen empeñados los madrileños en hacer un favor a nuestros oídos cada vez que editan nuevo disco, haciendo de paso que la amplitud musical nos ensanche el alma para experimentar un cúmulo de sensaciones que dejan atrás todas las palabras. Considero a “Karma Generator” el disco más libre hecho por la banda, en el que más se han dejado llevar por la fluidez de sentimientos, dando como resultado algunas piezas más psicodélicas, muy propias de los 70 de los que ellos tanto han bebido, pero actualizando el sonido del hard rock como ellos han venido haciendo desde que comenzaron su carrera.

En este disco nos encontramos con un cambio en la batería, ocupando ahora el puesto dejado por Javi Planelles un joven y talentoso músico llamado Christian Giardino, hijo de Walter de Rata Blanca. Se sobreponen a un nuevo cambio y también a las dificultades económicas de estos tiempos con un nuevo crowdfunding en el que se ha demostrado que han calado hondo en mucha gente dispuesta a apoyarles para poder mantener vivas todas esas sensaciones que Eldorado es capaz de brindar a auténticos apasionados de la música, los que sepan sentir y valorar todo lo que producen estos sonidos.

La magia se abre con “Hipernova”, un tema muy directo y rockero, con gran estribillo. En este sentido este es el disco más anárquico que la banda haya ofrecido, con trallazos de esta índole y temas mucho más elaborados. Se alejan los extremos que la banda es capaz de tocar con su propio sello rockero.

El sonido sacado por Richard Chicki, con el que siguen manteniendo su idilio, es limpio, pero a la vez reserva esa naturalidad del rock de base. De ese que no tiene ni trampa ni cartón, escuchas autenticidad en cada segundo de la obra. Con un teclado que se une a la fiesta a la par de las guitarras en “Gente Diablo”. “Luciérnagas” levanta el pie para arroparnos con una sensibilidad diferente, dando paso a una composición tan grande como “Puedes Decir Adiós”, diferentes tesituras nos van arropando a lo largo de todo un temazo. Tan solo uno de los que en este disco merecen tal calificación. Le podríamos dar ese galardón a todos, pero hay tres en concreto que me parecen especiales. Uno es este mencionado, otro sería “La Flor De La Envidia”, en el que simplemente dejan abierta la caja de la magia y esta se apodera de toda la composición a medio tiempo; y otro sería el gran “Karma Generator”, sobrepasando 10 minutos en los que uno no puede quitar la atención de un tema que te va transportando a cada lugar pretendido.

Por supuesto, esto no quiere decir que el resto de cortes estén de más, de hecho con diferentes características todos tienen algo, pero esta me parece la columna vertebral de una obra en la que degustamos la esencia clásica del buen rock de “No Me Encontrarán”. Tiene un sonido actual pero podría ser una de las grandes piezas de los 70 de haberse compuesto entonces. Algo mestiza suena “Resurrección Ahora” donde no dejan de dar variedad a un sello inconfundible en la banda portado en gran parte por la increíble voz de Jesús Trujillo, magistral en esta obra. En una obra tan dispuesta para virajes no dejan de lado alguna pieza más rockera e intensa, más básica, como es “Quiero Verte Libre”. Puede que suponga un resumen del disco el explicito “Mutaciones”.

Es la obra en la que Eldorado parece haberse abierto más a todo un universo musical, a todas unas influencias y en el que de manera más libre han dejado volar su imaginación. Tal vez incluso a medida que se han ido curtiendo como banda liberados de esa cierta presión de cumplir con nadie, salvo consigo mismos, algo que a su vez será no defraudar a ninguno de los seguidores que hasta la fecha han captado toda la esencia del grupo, cayendo en la red de la excelencia musical propuesta por Eldorado en cada uno de sus trabajos. Esa excelencia alcanza una naturalidad absoluta en “Karma Generator”, un disco crudo y fluido cuya elaboración parece más propia de la libre imaginación que de la meditación, de dejarse llevar hasta donde la música quiera, ya sea el más simple de los desgarros o la psicodelia de labradas instrumentaciones. Con ello han engrandecido muchísimo sus posibilidades, que nunca han sido pocas. - La Mirada Negra (9,5/10) - Antonio Refoyo

""Babylonia Haze" review (Spanish)"

Pensar que el hecho de contar con financiación de su propio público ejerció presión sobre el motor creativo de Eldorado, sobre su forma de trabajar y componer, es fácil. El público es así: obstinado, atrevido, incorregibles. El respetable podría enfrentarse a Karma Generator de otra forma, asumiendo, sin más, el talento de estos cuatro tipos de los que las habladurías dicen suficiente: que son buenos en directo, que trabajan con Richard Chycki; que se codean con The Muggs y que giran por Europa dejando rastros de fans en lugar de migas; que vaya discazo sacaron el 2013. Sería tan fácil como asumir que, independientemente de la denominación de origen, son buenos; que han respondido a la demanda de su público sólo con pasión por intermediario.
El generador de Karma

Karma Generator trata de muchas cosas. El Karma, por supuesto, pero sobre todo, de como esta rueda es movida por la fuerza de las obsesiones del hombre contemporáneo: la envidia, el rencor, la indiferencia, la ambición desproporcionada y las adicciones. Jesús Trujillo se ocupa de entonar unas letras poco crípticas y bien sintetizadas con su gama de registros habitual, ampliándola con algunos pasajes que sorprenderán -“Luciérnagas” y “Resurrección ahora” son auténticas gozadas vocales-, narrando preocupaciones, reflexiones y llamadas al alzamiento. La temática, por lo general oscura, es quizá el mayor atractivo del álbum con respecto a anteriores entregas, pues el nivel musical se mantiene en lo más alto, pero sobre el terreno lírico donde han agigantado los pasos.

Con “Puedes decir adiós” y “Gente Diablo” consiguen engendrar en el oyente valor necesario para despachar relaciones tóxicas, con estribillos rotundos y frases comedidas. También, definen con elegancia cierto malestar que pasará por nuestras vidas en algún momento (“La flor de la envidia”) y la peculiar característica que define al ser humano desde hace tanto, el tropezar las veces que haga falta con la misma piedra (“Karma Generator”), entre otras cosas. Hablo de letras que, requiriendo atención, se disfrutan sin excesivo esfuerzo, concisas y cercanas. No es difícil verse identificado.
De Deep Purple a Black Sabbath pasando por Triana

El arranque con “Hipernova” y “Gente diablo” remite al oyente a dinosaurios del hard rock de los setenta. Rainbow, Deep Purple o Led Zeppelin: el Hammond es un homenaje a John Lord en sí mismo, suena a gloria, y los riffes de Andrés Duende son puro Blackmore, siempre con ese deje blues que tan bien les caracteriza. Un comienzo potente que zarandea al oyente hacia hipnóticos y orientales lagos lisérgicos: “Luciérnagas” es una gozada de principio a fin en la cual la excelente producción juega su mejor baza. Aquí el sonido cristalino y delicado, más que redondear, otorga sentido a la propia canción.

Hay batacazos stoner, como la arrasadora “Puedes decir adiós” o la rítmica “Quiero verte libre”, en las que la base del combo César Sánchez y Christian Giardino cobra auténtico protagonismo, sonando cercanos a bandas áridas como Clutch o los Queens Of The Stone Age más centrados en el ritmo.

Y tramos psicodélicos, como en la épica “Karma Generator” -a lo largo de sus más de once minutos, hay de todo- o en “La flor de la envidia”, donde resuenan duro los ecos de la banda de rock sevillana más influyente que ha dado este país.
Fingir ser ciego no te impide ver

La excesiva exposición a la información nos ha llevado a hacer oídos sordos. La distracción tecnológica, el basto Internet, la publicidad y la presión social nos hacen parecer marionetas que no somos, y nos dejamos, por comodidad. No obstante, tenemos un cerebro que funciona, ojos que ven, oídos que escuchan. Tenemos un punto de vista propio que hay que defender.

La polivalente sentencia parece reclamar un individualismo que se echa de menos, el alzamiento de la conciencia. También funciona en el contexto del primer párrafo: que la masa mire al extranjero, a los grupos que vienen de fuera, no debería impedirte ver lo que tienes tan cerca. Eldorado es una banda de rock más hard que clásico, pesado, potente y elaborado. Karma Generator es un gran álbum, con canciones introspectivas y elaboradas, pero también de pesadas piezas de rock impregnadas de riffes cementosos y ritmos como pisadas de T-Rex. Este álbum contiene diez espléndidas canciones de retrorock construidas por un combo que está en su mejor momento. Tú eliges si hacerte el ciego. - Rock The Best Music (9/10) - Edgar Carrasquilla

""Babyloniz Haze" review (Spanish)"

¿Cómo relatar, una vez más, la excelencia hecha disco? ¿Qué se puede decir ante el trabajo duro, ante el trabajo bien hecho y ante resultados tan mágicos como el que uno tiene entre manos cuando se encuentra cosas como este “Karma Generator”? Sin duda alguna, para un servidor, es una auténtica gozada ver que lo que un día fue la sorpresa y admiración de unos pocos cuando ELDORADO comenzaban su andadura discográfica, ahora se comienza a convertir en una realidad de, cada vez, mayor repercusión y reconocimiento.


Superaron con elegancia la marcha de su anterior guitarrista antes de editar “Paranormal Radio” en 2012, donde ya contarían con las seis cuerdas de un Andrés Duende que ha aportado a la banda una dosis extra de sensibilidad y clase, y han vuelto ha superar la marcha de su batería Javi Planelles con la inclusión a sus filas de la pegada natural y orgánica del joven Christian Giardino, hijo del reputado guitarrista argentino Walter Giardino (RATA BLANCA) para sorprender, una vez más, a propios extraños con un disco editado tanto en castellano como en inglés, con diferentes títulos y diferente portada: “Karma Generator” en castellano y “Babylonia Haze” en inglés.

eldorado-babylonia_hazeContando con la seguridad que da el haberse labrado a pulso una nutrida cohorte de seguidores que confían en ellos a pies juntillas, ELDORADO han vuelto a apoyarse en un exitoso Crowdfunding para dar a luz esta nueva criatura, volviendo a contar, como no podía ser de otra forma, con su ángel de la guarda en la producción, grabación, mezcla y masterización, el siempre acertado Richad Chycki, responsable de que el cuarteto nos ofrezca gloriosas piruetas sobre la cuerda sin red que viaja desde el sentimiento más clásico y verídico del rock de los 70, hacia el vigor y la convicción del rock más universal y actual.

“Karma Generator”, y por ende también “Babylonia Haze”, es un disco que genera contrastes sonoros evidentes, pero que al mismo tiempo asienta, aún más, a una banda que ha encontrado definitivamente su lugar no solo dentro panorama actual, sino probablemente dentro del legado que podemos enseñar orgullosos de cara al resto del mundo. ELDORADO entienden el rock a la perfección, hablan su lenguaje, tanto el más directo y visceral, como aquel que trasciende y se convierte en místico, aquel que hace reflexionar a quien escucha y lo lleva a un estado donde muchas cosas son posibles.

La dualidad que caracteriza a ELDORADO se mantiene intacta, pero en esta ocasión hay un emplazamiento mayor hacia el viaje sonoro, hacia el desarrollo de la psicodelia y la introspección lírica, una lírica que resulta más oscura de lo habitual, dedicada en ocasiones al crecimiento individual en un mundo que se ha vuelto cada vez más hostil para las relaciones, pero en ningún momento olvidando su vocación rockera, aspecto que veremos satisfecho con trallazos de rock clásico actualizado como “Hipernova”, “Gente Diablo”, “No me encontrarán” o “Quiero Verte Libre”.

Y así es como ELDORADO comienzan el disco, con toda una declaración de intenciones que materializa el grito inicial de un majestuoso Jesús Trujillo, de nuevo dando una lección durante todo el disco tanto de su dominio de las cuerdas vocales como de su capacidad para transmitir musicalidad con las palabras, aspecto que muchos cantantes olvidan a la hora de adaptar al rock, una música creada para el onomatopéyico y armonioso idioma anglosajón. “Hipernova” es un trallazo tan enérgico y rítmico como elegante y atemporal. Mucha clase para comenzar.

Tras él, “Gente Diablo” se vuelve más hipnótico, en especial por la aportación de un Hammond que será fundamental para entender el viaje sonoro que nos proponen ELDORADO hacia el generador de karma. Tiene un ritmo tan adictivo como conciso e intenso.

El primer escarceo folk lo tenemos al meternos de lleno en la mágica y cautivadora “Luciérnagas” donde el espíritu de LED ZEPPELIN permanece para llevarnos a través de una cautivadora acústica, mientas que acto seguido el viaje pasa por el desértico y contundente “Puedes decir Adiós”, absolutamente magistral, y justo después acelera para traernos a la imaginación una road movie en la que la rítmica y clásica “No me encontrarán” resulta la perfecta banda sonora (DEEP PURPLE y URIAH HEEP serían, probablemente, artistas que sonarían a continuación en la radio de nuestro coche a través de la Ruta 66).

Llegados a este punto deberéis prestar muchísima atención… se os vendrá encima una auténtica obra maestra llamada “La flor de la envidia”. ¡Qué sonido!, ¡qué intensidad y qué sentimiento!… Uno de esos medio-tiempos que van poco a poco apoderándose de tu pulso, del latido de tu corazón y de la emoción hecha letra… Es instrumentalmente perfecta y sentimentalmente antológica.

De regreso al folk y a la acústica nos encontramos con una elegante y andalusí “Resurrección ahora” para, justo después, devolvernos la electricidad y la intensidad con “Quiero verte libre”, del que destacaremos la poderosa pegada de Christian y la inconfundible guitarra de Andrés Duende, que consigue hacer trascender un tema cuya estructura, realizada por cualquier otra banda, no hubiera lucido tanto.

Finalmente la psicodelia se apodera del progresivo desarrollo de “Karma Generator”, un mar de olas que te va llevando, poco a poco, hacia el horizonte, aumentando por instantes el octanaje instrumental para estallar finalmente en un trance rítmico y repleto de toques clásicos tanto al Hammond como a la guitarra, mientras César y Christian han conseguido, hace rato, que tu pie se mueva al ritmo que ellos marcan. El final, de abrumador despliegue instrumental, es ya marca de la casa.

El final con “Mutación” pone a “Karma Generator” un toque de elegancia y clase solo al alcance de unos pocos, entre ellos unos ELDORADO que, con este nuevo disco, han logrado trascender, elevarse por encima de los tópicos de aquellos que dicen que el rock de verdad es esa música que viene desde fuera de España… Aquí hay un ejemplo claro y demostrable de que no podrían haber estado más equivocados. Detrás de los grandes nombres del rock hay siempre trabajos impecables, mucha ambición y mayor esfuerzo… De todo ello encontraréis a raudales en “Karma Generator” y “Babylonia Haze”. - Metalcry (9,5/10) - Dany Velasco

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review"

There's something in the air. I can feel it.

Living music as much as I do, day after day, it just feels like something big is happening. More and more it seems that the world is waking up to real rock n roll. The time of overly-produced, radio-fodder, corporate commercial pap is ending. People want to rock. They want real instruments and passon and energy. I sense a longing for old-school 70's festival shows like the famous Days on the Green in Oakland. People want real, retro hard n heavy rock.

And this seems to be happening all over the world, not just the classic music staples of the U.K., Sweden and Germany. Just check Miss Lava in Portugal. Concrete Sun in Serbia, and now, Eldorado from Spain.

I hadn't heard Eldorado before, but I've learned that Antigravity Sound Machine is their third album; their second with new singer Jesus Trujillo, and their second album sung in English (first album with Trujilo was in English and Spanish). Cool. Now that means I gotta go back and track down their first two albums because I'm a sucker for rock blasted out in a band's native language. Particularly if those albums sound half as good as Antigravity Sound Machine.

Full on retro-heaviness Zeppelin inspired rock is the name of game here. Blazing guitars and ballsy rhythms for days, played with zeal and fire. Trujillo ably brings a Plant-esque command to the music without ever aping the master. In fact, despite the retro-influences, Eldorado never fall into the "too-heavinly influenced by the masters" trap. They combine their Zeppelin meal with other 70's touches courtesey of Sabbath, and Bad Company, some 80's spice from the cookbook of The Black Crowes, and some stewy gobs of 90's grunge to the scene a la Soundgarden, fusing it all into a paella of simmering rock tastiness. I've seen a lot of references to Rival Sons, The Answer, and Wolfmother, but Eldorado seems much more real to me. The closest comparison I hear is Portlands, Ape Machine, and that's a damn fine band to be compared to.

"Background Radiation" is all Zep and Soundgarden swagger with soaring bluesy vocals and massive chunky riffs. Think Crowes, "Too Hot to Handle" existing on a diet of Red Bulls, weed and uppers for 20 years. It rages, it steams, it kicks some serious ass. "Like a Lost Child" builds off a simmering bass intro to layer in huge Deep Purple, Hammond organ, before dropping into a groovefest of mid-tempo blues-fueled stadium rock. This song just explodes with some tasty psychedelic guitar licks and groove. "Another Bright Sunday" is an explosion of ballsy, hard-rocking madness with massively thick grooves and a killer, guitar-vocal harmony verse.

From start to finish, Antigravity Sound Machine is a kick-ass journey through the world of retro-rock, with band finding ample room to explore and show off their chops. Quality from start to finish.

If the sounds of retro-70's rock are your thing, take heart, the world is right there with you. What started out as an underground rumble is becoming a world-wide roar. Rock is back, and Eldorado rightfully take their place leading that charge.

Don't miss it.

--Racer - The Ripple Effect

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review"

Eldorado return with their third release, ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’ and it’s a keeper. The quartet responsible for recording this amazing slab of rock and roll are, Jesus Trujillo on vocals, Cesar Sanchez on bass, Andres Duende on guitar and Javier Planelles on drums.

Taking their cues from the sounds of Humble Pie, The Faces, Deep Purple, Led Zep and The Stones. Eldorado draws a healthy respect for the greats and turns it into a contemporary and irresistible sound with a firm focus on making sure your rock and roll taste buds are completely satisfied. Satisfaction is what you get once you press play and “Maybe Forever” fires out of your speakers. That influence of the greats I mentioned are front and center with the next two tracks, “Mr. Saturn” and “Like A Lost Child”. Both having that Deep Purple meets Uriah Heep vibe. While movers like, “Another Bright Sunday” and “Space Mambo” exhibit Eldorado’ s rock solid chemistry like a well oiled rock and roll machine. All in all ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’ is an extremely well-executed album that should please fans of both classic and modern rock. If bands like Eldorado represent the future of rock & roll in the 21st Century (and by God they should), we’re in good hands.
- See more at: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2013/04/25/antigravity-sound-machine-eldorado-bad-reputation/#sthash.F6fkACjP.dpuf - All Access Magazine

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review"

In Spanish, ‘El Dorado’ means ‘The Golden One’. Originally attributed to an ancient Colombian chieftain who covered himself in gold dust and then committed suicide, it has become much better known as the mythological city sought by the Spanish Conquistadores in the 15th and 16th centuries, which resulted in genocide and the annihilation of entire civilizations…

It’s somewhat ironic then that a name so associated with cultural and racial decimation should then be adopted by a band from the country responsible – and turn out to possibly be the treasure their ancestors sought half a millennium earlier. Because this, the third album from this Madrid-based combo, is, quite honestly, a hidden gold mine…

Things get off to a lively start, with ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ – a song that sounds like it should be a ballad but is quite the opposite… a rousing blast of punk-infused rock ‘n’brawl that combines elements of The Black Crowes, The Quireboys and Dr Feelgood, with a healthy dose of The Clash at their most rabble-rousing and even inflections of The Jam (fuck, bet you never thought you’d see them referenced in a Planet Mosh review!?), it rollicks along at a pace that even Usain Bolt mind find trouble keeping up with on the dancefloor, driven by a stunningly funky bass line from Cesar Sánches, whose performance is one of the highlights of the album…

There’s a huge Zeppelin-meets-Stones vintage vibe right through the 12 tracks, from Jesús Trujillo’s stunning vocals through Andrés Duende’s dirty guitar riffs through to drum work from Javi Planelles that is so reminiscent of John Bonham that it is fucking scary… and there are other massive retro-references, from the Purple-esque Hammond organ intro and solo stabs of ‘Like A Lost Child’, which is reminiscent of classic late-60s psychedelic blues, to the swaggering Doors-influenced ‘Another Bright Sunday’ and the (early) Aerosmith boogie-inducing ‘Searching For Light’.

There’s not a weak element to this excellent album: both the performances and the songs are soulful yet energetic, and ‘Antigravity Sound Machine’ should be an essential addition to any self-respecting rock fan’s library.

Move over Rival Sons, Vintage Trouble and The Answer: Eldorado have found the pot of gold and are spending it very wisely…


Track list:

1. Maybe Forever
2. Mr. Saturn
3. Like A Lost Child
4. Another Bright Sunday
5. Searching For Light
6. A Farewell To November
7. Background Radiation
8. Space Mambo
9. Hassandra
10. Paranormal Circus
11. Lady Of The Mountain
12. Bluesday Wings

‘Antigravity Sound Machine’ is released on the band’s own (crowd-funded) Bad Reputation label, via Cargo Records, on November 5th. It can be pre-ordered by clicking on the Amazon link below.

To find out more, visit the band’s official website at www.eldoradorockband.com - PlanetMosh

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review"

Spanish rockers Eldorado was formed in the beginning of 2007 and released their first album "En Busca de Eldorado" in May of 2008. The album got overall good reviews and so did their second album "Golden" and was named "Best Vox Populi Hard Rock / Metal Album" of 2009 by the USA Independent Music Awards. Their new album "Antigravity Sound Machine" was recorded in Toronto in march 2012 and was produced by Richard Chycki (Rush, Gotthard, Aerosmith).When I started to listen to this album I must admit that I was totally blown away and I really love when a new, to me, unknown group totally grabs my attention!

I think that Eldorado are one of the best new modern hard rock bands out there today and this is, in my opinion, a really awesome album ! Although Eldorado is heavily influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Free, Wolfmother and Audioslave they still manage to construct their own modern sound and style. Singer Jesus Trujillo is an excellent, engaging, passionate and melodic lead singer and has a great voice that fits perfectly with this kind of classic rock and the rest of the band are all fine musicians and all work very good as a team and makes this album powerful and easy listening to. All the songs are well produced and I must say that every song, in its own way, fits perfectly on this album and it all feels very solid and overall this album holds a very high quality .

Songs I personally liked a bit more (because the whole album is amazing !) and that I think you should listen to are the cool "Mr Saturn", the great "Like A Lost Child" with its cool Hammond organ, my personal favourite " Another Bright Sunday" with its great heavy riffs and breakdown, the melodic "Lady Of The Mountain", the beautiful "Blue Jay Wings" and of course you also should check out the cool video to the great rock song "Background Radiation".
This is an album I highly recommend if you are in to old school hardrock and like bands from the 70s such as Zeppelin, Purple, Rainbow and then mix that with some Audioslave and Wolfmother.
This is a really magnificent album, this is excellent classic Rock with one foot in the future ! I`m impressed ! - Melodic.net

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review"

Eldorado - Antigravity Sound Machine (Album Review)
Spanish heavy rock troubadours, Eldorado, add timelessness to their repertoire
review by Iain P W Robertson

If your personal muse is to avoid the non-melodic, crashy, samey and oft-times unbearable nature of some heavy rock, stop for a moment and listen to Eldorado‘s new album, Antigravity Sound Machine. A Spanish heavy rock band that is only five years old, Eldorado has already taken the US, UK and European rock scenes by storm, undoubtedly helped in no small measure by Aerosmith and Rush producer, Richard Chycki.

A four-piece consisting of Jesus Trujillo on delicious vibrato vocals, Andres Duende on guitar, Cesar Sanchez on bass and Javi Planelles bashing the skins, this is a band of extraordinary talent. Although citing Bad Company, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin as major musical influences on their style and performances, I can hear a distinct classic rock sound that owes heaps to The Guess Who, one of Canada’s most famous offerings of the late-1960s/early-1970s and there is no doubting their playing skills.

The 12-track album is packed with effervescent guitar work and dynamic drumming that accommodate but never overwhelm Trujillo’s perfect, warbling vocals. This is a guy who can scream with the best of them, yet he possesses a range, from gravely-bass to high-pitched tenor, that is quite exceptional and very potent. The amount of air guitar and foot-tapping that this album instigates should give you a hint as to its superior quality, the ‘blame’ for which, as stated earlier, must be laid at the door of Mr Chycki.

Interestingly, this is the first (self-funded) album produced by the band that does not feature Spanish song titles. It suggests that Eldorado has grown up and matured into a world rock centrepiece, from which it is going to be exceedingly tough to dislodge it.

The band used to sing strictly in Spanish, until they met Richard Chycki, who insisted that they record their second album, Golden, entirely in English. It was a good move. In fact, listening to Trujillo’s vocals, you would find it hard to believe that these guys could only speak ‘schoolboy English’ less than half a decade ago.

There has been a line-up change, in that Andres Duende replaces Nano Paramio. However, capable of laying down some remarkably strong and rhythmic riffs, along with phenomenal solo licks, you would believe that he has played with the band forever. Messrs Sanchez and Planelles perform the fills with such fluency that they can hold their own at any time during Duende’s solo diversions.

The result is a luscious, yet totally authentic energy that seems to carry the band to fresh heights with every track listened to. On the personal front, I think that I would love to see this band live and in person. Its vibrancy would be infectious and, with an extensive live act backdrop behind the band, arising from a recent 14-date US tour, exposure to both Canadian and Australian audiences and a growing UK and pan-European following, Eldorado clearly has a strong future.

Antigravity Sound Machine is a brilliant new album of original, yet traditional bluesy sounds. The album even includes an instruction booklet of how to create your own anti-gravity machine. Most useful. - Reviewed Online

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (Spanish)"

Cuatro nombres, cuatro músicos, cuatro personas destinadas a ofrecernos grandes cosas dentro del rock tanto nacional como internacional… Cuatro soñadores del “new vintage rock” en su búsqueda de ELDORADO que, en su senda, y para hacer que su calidad sea escuchada una vez más, han tenido que sintonizar una “Paranormal Radio” financiada a costa del apoyo incondicional de aquellos que creen que la cruzada de estos currantes del rock merece la pena…

Este es el nuevo camino para la música, el de la autogestión y el de la apuesta por el todo con una base de calidad que sea incontestable… Así es como ELDORADO han llegado a su tercer disco de estudio, “Paranormal Radio”, álbum en el que han vuelto a contar con la fiabilidad a la producción del gran Richard Chycki, que nos asegura un sonido impecable, y que afianza no solo la inconfundible voz de Jesús Trujillo al frente de la banda tras su espectacular trabajo en “Dorado”, sino en el que resalta de forma brillante la incorporación a las seis cuerdas de Andrés Duende. Su aportación va más allá de la de mantener la esencia clásica de la banda, sino que consigue ofrecer una versión de ELDORADO más colorista y dispuesta a jugar con sonidos tan clásicos como interesantes y novedosos para el desarrollo de los temas de la banda.

Quizás sea éste uno de los detalles más importantes de “Paranormal Radio”, a parte de ser el disco más prolífico de la banda hasta la fecha dado que nos habían acostumbrado a no superar los 8 o 9 temas en sus anteriores trabajos. Sin duda la presencia de Duende sobre la sólida y clásica base aportada por Javi y César, batería y bajo respectivamente, le aporta un plus de diversidad a la propuesta del cuarteto y ésta se desarrolla de forma más grácil y amena si cabe.

La base esencial y los estatutos del rock que escribieron un día bandas como LED ZEPPELIN o DEEP PURPLE siguen totalmente presentes en el desarrollo compositivo de la banda pero la personalidad que afianzaron y definieron del todo en “Dorado” se estabiliza mucho más a lo largo de los doce cortes que componen “Paranormal Radio”.

En el apartado más descarado y rocanrolero nos topamos enseguida con cortes tan directos y asequibles como “El mundo dentro”, el sensual “Hey Saturno”, el guitarrero y veloz “El último tren” o el explosivo “Reactor” donde la esencia de Led Zeppelin se extiende por los cuatro costados de la misma forma en que Jesús Trujillo nos ofrece un recital de actitud y presencia vocal en la envolvente y atractiva “Juegos de medianoche”, corte que enlaza al mismo tiempo con los escarceos que los madrileños extienden hacia el rock puntualmente psicodélico de los 70 con quienes enriquecerán propuestas tan llenas de detalles como fluidas. En este caso encontramos “Nuestra sombra”, el más duro y pesado medio tiempo “Domingo extraño”, los juegos rítmicos de “Space mambo” o el desarrollo más variado y definitivo de “Paranormal Circus”. Y por supuesto no nos olvidamos del lado más místico, sentimental y que personalmente creo que más define a la banda por la intuitiva sensibilidad que en ellos plasman; me refiero a cortes como la melancólica “Un adiós a noviembre”, la romántica “Mujer de otoño” o la mística e intensa “Kassandra”, en dura lucha con aquella genialidad llamada “Atlántico” que brilló entre el mar de perlas “doradas” de su anterior trabajo.

ELDORADO regresan a la actualidad y lo hacen con un disco que no solo consolida lo ofrecido hasta la fecha, sino que extiende enormemente las posibilidades de esta banda destinada a ofrecer grandes momentos para los amantes del rock clásico a base de una colección de 12 nuevos temas espléndidos, variados y llenos de la energía, la pasión y la sabiduría necesarias para no dejar indiferente a quien escucha.

P.D.: Para los más inquietos y para los amantes del rock en inglés no olvideis que también existe la versión anglosajona de este álbum.

Jesús Trujillo: Voz
César Sánchez: Bajo
Andrés Duende: Guitarra
Javi Planelles: Batería

01- El mundo dentro
02- Hey Saturno
03- Nuestra Sombra
04- Domingo Extraño
05- El Último Tren
06- Un Adiós a Noviembre
07- Reactor
08- Space Mambo
09- Juegos de Medianoche
10- Kassandra
11- Paranormal Circus
12- Mujer de Otoño
Puntuación: 9/10 - Metalcry

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (Spanish)"

Es una de nuestras grandes bandas en la sombra. Un grupo que ha recurrido a sus fans para obtener apoyo económico que, una vez conseguido, les ha permitido viajar a Toronto (Canadá) a grabar su nuevo álbum, un flamante “Paranormal Radio” en el que ha estado involucrado Richard Chycki, el mismo que calificó su estilo como “new vintage rock”. No solo llegaron a su objetivo de 6000€, sino que alcanzaron los 9170€ que han invertido en grabar más canciones de las previstas, y que canciones...

Su gran composición “Atlantico” les hizo ganar numerosos premios, aunque el conjunto de su anterior álbum ya era una sólida colección de hard rock clásico de melodías misteriosas que se escondían entre cortinas rojas. Pues bien, en “Paranormal Radio” tenemos, entre otros trallazos rockeros como la de riff stoniano “Hey Saturno” o la ramplona “El Mundo Dentro”, al menos tres piezas místicas, setenteras y sentimentales. Lo que tejen los instrumentos clásicos del rock en “Un Adiós a Noviembre” recuerda a algún clásico de Deep Purple (“When A Blind Man Cries” me atraviesa mi memoria). La melodía otoñal, un estribillo épico y algunos efectos de guitarra aterciopelados adornan el conjunto perfecto para interpretar con traje y corbata.

Toda esa elegancia es la misma que lucen en “Kassandra”, explosionando esta en su recta final, y la maravillosa “Mujer de Otoño”: estructuras instrumentales sencillas que basan su complejidad sentimental en las capas de melodías, en los breves cambios, y en un sentimentalismo a la guitarra algo especial que no sería lo mismo sin el entregado trabajo de Jesús Trujillo a las voces, que está pletórico.

Ahora, habiendo dejando clara la maestría de la banda en el arte de los paisajes musicales, he de afirmar que este disco no sería tan adictivamente bueno si no fuera porque esas peculiares piezas se intercalan con pasteles de guitarra, bajo, batería y órgano de los que difícilmente se saborean hoy día. Hablo de canciones duras, de ritmos eléctricos, de lo que se siente al meter los dedos en el enchufe. Me refiero a eso que transmiten “Nuestra Sombra”, “El Último Tren” o “Paranormal Circus”, temas de letras simbolistas a ratos, y realistas a otros. Hablo de lo que encontrarás en este disco: rock n’ roll de corte setentero, enérgico y profesional. Sentido, sincero y de producción exquisita, de sonido bien descrito como “vintagemente actual”. No solo ofrecen nostalgia de Joplin, Hendrix o Gallagher, sino que llevan todo un amasijo de rabia y sentimientos encontrados a su patio trasero, y consiguen un resultado muy elegante, entre clásico y actual, excelentemente ejemplificado con “Space Mambo” y sobre todo“Domingo Extraño”.

Sería gratuito ensalzar positivamente la crítica sólo porque sean españoles, por los medios de que han dispuesto para la grabación, o por toda la fama que merecen y no disfrutan actualmente, afirmaciones que se quedan en “recalcables”. No lo hago, sino que califico el disco de sobresaliente porque me ha volado la cabeza, y aunque puede que no coincidas conmigo hasta tal punto, lo que está claro es que se merecen una escucha, y que decidas después.

- Metal 4 All

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (Spanish)"

Sumados a la corriente retro de formaciones que recuperan los sonidos procedentes de la década de los setenta, los madrileños Eldorado presentan su tercer álbum, Paranormal Radio. Una grabación para degustar como si fuera una auténtica “delicatessen”, un exquisito plato musical que inunda los sentidos para transportarnos hacia horizontes lejanos donde formaciones como Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple o The Doors forjaron su leyenda, aunque sin asimilar de forma explícita sus referencias sino, más bien, tendiendo un puente de forma subyacente entre el pasado y el presente para crear universos paralelos con respecto a formaciones actuales como Wolfmother, Rival Sons, Radio Moscow o The Muggs.

Paranormal Radio es una brillante sobredosis de hard rock convulsivo a la vez que cargado de dramatismo donde energía y sentimiento fluyen en total sintonía.

El álbum está construido en base a la resolutiva capacidad exhibida por los integrantes de Eldorado, con Jesús Trujillo dando muestra de una versatilidad vocal incuestionable amoldando su tono y modulación según lo requiera la proceso de cada canción. A lo que se debe añadir la categórica solidez de la sección rítmica formada por César Sánchez (bajo) y Javi Planelles (batería), aportando cada cual sus virtudes para desarrollar entramados que, de igual modo pueden sacudirte el cuerpo por su contagiosa dinámica como obligar al cerebro a asimilar sus complejas directrices.

Asimismo, pese a debutar en el estudio con el grupo, Andrés Duende, deja constancia de sus aptitudes regalando una serie de riff e injertos guitarreros que acaban por solidificar con efectiva creatividad el contenido del disco, desde el impactante inicio con la vitalista “El Mundo Dentro” y su pegadizo ritmo, momentáneos y sugestivos punteos del bajo, una determinante pegada de la batería, la funcional maniobrabilidad de la guitarra y una convincente vocalización; hasta la sensible despedida con “Mujer De Otoño” y sus aromas “blueseros”.

Entre una y otra pieza, se abre un mundo de sensaciones para descubrir y disfrutar como, “Hey Saturno” con sus musculosas y erosivas guitarras; “Nuestra Sombra” y su ramalazo psicodélico aportado por el órgano Hammond, su atmósfera crepuscular, su crudeza guitarrera y una depurada contribución en la percusión; “Domingo Extraño” y su monolítico riff envuelto en una brumosa densidad ambiental con un Jesús pletórico, así como Andrés insuflando corrosivas e hirientes notas, al igual que en “El Ultimo Tren”, aquí arropado por la depurada técnica de Javi.

“Un Adiós A Noviembre”, pone algo de pausa con sus partes calmadas aunque sin perder intensidad, mientras que en “Reactor” recargan pilas para subyugarnos con rock temperamental de ásperas aristas y embriagador entorno, sin olvidar la magnifica cadencia percusiva desplegada en “Space Mambo”, los trallazos guitarreros incrustados en la “zeppeliniana” “Juegos De Medianoche”, la sensualidad expresiva de “Kassandra” o los magníficos giros estructurales de “Paranormal Circus”.

En definitiva, un álbum sin fisuras dotado de una personalidad irrefutable, facturado por un grupo español de auténtica proyección internacional, capaz de competir con garantía de éxito frente a otras propuestas llegadas más allá de las fronteras estatales.

CALIFICACION: 9.50/10 - Musicopolis

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (French)"

Machine à faire du bruit aux contours artistiques évolutifs, le sympathique groupe hispanique est de retour avec un nouvel album qui défie les lois de la gravité. 12 titres pêchus et entraînants qui les mèneront sinon dans l'espace, du moins à la conquête du marché international.

En effet, ce nouvel opus a tout pour séduire un large public. Alliant un son rock n' roll rétro typé années 70 et une interprétation résolument moderne, la musique d'Eldorado sait doser juste ce qu'il faut d'agressivité pour être entraînante tout en restant très accessible. De plus, le groupe s'est doté d'un nouveau chanteur qui interprète désormais les paroles en anglais et non plus dans sa langue maternelle, l'espagnol, ce qui est un avantage certain lorsqu'il s'agit de s'adresser au plus grand nombre. Enfin et surtout, ce nouvel album est le fruit d'un vrai travail de composition. Bref, "Antigravity Sound Machine" est un album original et séduisant jusque dans l'artwork de la pochette. Celle-ci associe un graffiti futuriste (le plan de l'antigravity sound machine) à une pin-up à la fois rétro et actuelle qui les caractérise parfaitement.

Le rock d'Eldorado, qualifié de New vintage rock est donc assez énergique. Des morceaux dynamiques tels qu' "Another Bright Sunday" ou "Maybe Forever" mettent en valeur la guitare d'Andres Duende. On y entend des riffs simples, clairs et efficaces, typiques du rock des années 70. Le style rappelle un peu Led Zeppelin ou encore Deep Purple. Cependant, le son puissant et percutant est résolument actuel et présente certaines originalités comme l'usage d'un orgue sur "Like A Lost Child" dont l'effet est poignant.

La coloration blues qu'il donne au titre se retrouve par ailleurs sur d'autres passages comme sur "Mr. Saturn" ou l'excellent "Blue Jay Wings" où Jesus Trujillo entonne tout un passage en sifflotant un morceau calme et acoustique. Quant à son chant, il se prête parfaitement à cet univers polymorphe, sachant transmettre la passion et le dynamisme du rock, la mélancolie et le fatalisme du blues, et s'adoucissant même à l'occasion de deux ballades réussies : "Kassandra" et "Farewell To November". Une voix modulable donc, s'adaptant au gré des chansons avec une facilité qui semble toute naturelle.

"Antigravity Sound Machine" est donc un album parfaitement abouti : composition intéressante, interprétation soignée, enregistrement de qualité. Rien ne manque à ce nouvel opus auquel on souhaite le succès qu'il mérite ! A découvrir absolument !

18/20 - Metal Sickness

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (French)"

Mais qu'est ce qu'ils sont forts ces espagnols!!! Non contents de nous asséner raclées sur raclées en sport, voilà qu'en matière de musique, ils s'y mettent aussi!! En effet, ELDORADO, combo hispanique, originaire de Madrid et formé en 2007, a sorti son premier album intitulé "En busca de eldorado" en mai 2008, produit et enregistré par Richard Chycki (AEROSMITH, RUSH, MICK JAGGER) et masterisé par Mika Jussila (CHILDREN OF BODOM) au Finvox Studio qui reçu un accueil plus que favorable. Dans la foulée, ELDORADO publiera "Golden" en 2010, toujours produit par Richard Chycki, qui leur donnera l'opportunité de parcourir les routes américaines et européennes, mais aussi de participer à de nombreux festivals, ou encore de pouvoir effectuer les premières parties de renom telles que THIN LIZZY. Le quatuor composé de Jésus Trujillo au chant, de César Sanchez à la basse, de Andréas Duende à la guitare et Javi Planelles à la batterie, a publié en cet fin d'été 2012 son troisième effort nommé "Antygravity sound machine".

ELDORADO a bâti sa réputation par ce savant mélange d'influences et de mélodies des 70's alliés à la puissance du son des années 2000, appelé "new vintage rock". Le premier titre "May be forever" donne immédiatement le ton. Le son est énorme, la rythmique soutenue, la basse bien ronde, les riffs très appuyés, la batterie bien claquante et la voix de Jésus Trujillo très percutante, située quelque part entre Robert Plant et Steven Tyler. D'autres morceaux sont du même acabit comme "Searching for the light" ou "Background radiation".

Les influences des mythes de l'époque sont bien sûr très présentes comme sur "Another bright sunday", dont le riff principal aurait pu être écrit par Tommy Iommi lui-même, "Like a lost chiild" qui, au vu de l'actualité récente, devient un vibrant hommage à Jon Lord, claviériste légendaire de DEEP PURPLE, dont les lignes d'orgue aurait pu figurer sur le mythique "Machine head".

Mais ELDORADO sait aussi varier les plaisirs en proposant des chansons au tempo plus lents, voire quelques ballades, et les bougres font encore mouche!!! Il suffit de jeter une oreille à "Farewell to november" qui est un véritable tube en puissance, doté d'un refrain imparable, ce morceau qui alterne entre couplet doux et refrain musclé n'est pas sans rappeler "Dream on" de AEROSMITH. "Kassandra" est dans la même lignée avec un côté 70's plus prononcé. L'autre ballade imparable est incontestablement "Lady of the mountain", qui mettrait les poils à n'importe quel métalleux.

Au final, pas grand chose à jeter sur "Antigravity sound machine" qui est absolument épatant, alliant dynamisme et puissance, feeling 70's et mélodies doucerettes. La production est en béton armé, les musiciens sont tous au taquet et l'intelligence d'écriture, bien réelle. ELDORADO risque bien de se hisser sur le toit du monde musical si "Antigravity sound machine" est bien travaillé par son label.

Un album somptueux!!! - See more at: http://www.pavillon666.fr/webzine/chroniques/chroniques-albums-cd/chroniques-albums-cd-detail.php?groupe=7571#sthash.lWfUL1Iv.dpuf

9,5/10 - Pavillon 666

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (German)"

Band: Eldorado
Titel: Antigravity Sound Machine
VÖ: 2012
Genre: Rock
Bewertung: 5/5
Written by: Robert

Die spanischen Rocker von Eldorado sind mir seit ihrem letzten Album in ewiger Erinnerung. Kerniger Hard Rock, mit Alternative Einschlägen standen auf diesem Debüt ganz klar im Vordergrund. Nun ist man im November wieder mit einem neuen Album vorstellig und selbiges nennt sich „Antigravity Sound Machine“. Gut das Cover ist wirklich nicht das Gelbe vom Ei, allerdings die verpackte Musik schon. Was hat sich seit den letzten zwei Jahren bei der Truppe getan, nun ziemlich viel, denn das Material klingt Anno 2012 deutlich kerniger und weit nicht so breitentauglich. Vielmehr besinnt man sich auf den Bereich des Hard Rocks, dieser ist meiner Meinung nach sehr stark an die Endsiebziger und Frühachtziger Phase angelehnt. Mag wohl up to date sein, da es ja viele Bands wieder gibt, welche sich genau diesem Sound verpflichtet fühlen. Somit eine klassische Kopie? Wohl kaum, denn erfrischend und mit viel neuem, als auch kraftvollem Wind schlittern die Ombres durchs Geschehen. Auch rhythmisch zeigt sich die Formation erneut von einer sehr wechselhaften Seite. Einerseits beruft man sich schon auf eine flotte Abgehthematik, doch auch deutlich sinnlichere, als auch chillige Tracks befinden sich auf dem Output und allesamt gehen sie gut in den Gehörgang rein. Sprich man braucht sich nicht unbedingt lange mit den Songs auseinander setzen und somit erledigt die Musik alles von selbst. Zu solide oder gar zu straight? Nein dies auch nicht, dennoch wird hier nicht herum experimentiert was und welcher Effekt wohl das Ganze komplexer wirken lässt. Die Jungs wissen mit ihrer Art der Musik alleine Effekte zu setzen. Dreckiger, wie auch rotziger solle es klingen und das tut es. Somit schallen die Stücke sehr verschmutzt und Dieselölig und dadurch versieht man seinen Dienst sehr Effektvoll und das ohne viel Schnick-Schnack. Blues-Rock-Grooves vereinen sich immer wieder mit wirklich dickem Fuzzy-Gitarrensound und das Keyboardspiel ist ebenfalls so wie der Gesamtsound eine kunterbunte Mischung. Die Jungs bieten einfach viel für den Plattenteller und das dürfte vor allem die älteren Fraktion sehr gut gefallen, oder eben jene Fans die auf den alten, dreckigen Sound stehen. Die Duelle der Hammond Orgel und den Essenzen des Stoner Rock Riffing beherrschen die Jungs und dies setzt dem Ganzen das Sahnehäubchen auf. Kunterbunt geht die Reise zwischen Early Deep Purple, Slade, wie auch Aerosmith, doch die Liste könnte man ewig weiterführen. Letztgenannte Vertreter kommen vor allem durch den Gesang zum Zuge. Sicherlich wird Jesus Trujillo einem Steven Tyler nicht ganz das Wasser reichen. Dennoch stinkt er nicht ab und geht somit als Sohn des Sängers durch. Schlussendlich bleibt mir nur noch zu sagen, endlosgeiles Teil das man auf und ab laufen lassen kann ohne das es jemals langweilig wird.

Fazit: Superber 70er und 80er Rock dem man sich nicht verschließen sollte. Breite Furchen werden durchpflügt und kein Stein bleibt auf dem anderen. Deutlich variabler ist der Sound anno 2012 und das ist auch gut so. Ein mega Act aus dem Land des Sangria und der Paella ist auf dem Vormarsch seines Siegeszuges. - Metalunderground

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (German)"

ELDORADO stammen aus Spanien und versüßen uns mit ihrer dritten Scheibe “Antigravity Sound Machine” den Herbst. Wenn es draussen stürmt und schneit/ regnet, machen wir es uns drinnen mit guter Musik gemütlich. ELDORADO hauen in dieselbe Kerbe wie ALTER BRIDGE und Konsorten. Fette Gitarren, pumpender Bass und einfach ein bombastischer Soundteppich, auf dem die Stimme von Jesus (was für ein Name!) Trujillo wandelt. Fette Rock-Songs, die ab und an, an die 70ies erinnern und wunderschöne Balladen, die die Seele streicheln. Ein hammerstarkes Album, das auf ganzer Länge überzeugt! 10 Punkte (Melanie)

- Medazzarock

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (German)"

Band: Eldorado
Album: Antigravity Sound Machine
Spielzeit: 56:52 min.
Plattenfirma: Bad Reputation
Veröffentlichung: 05.11.2012
Homepage: www.eldoradorockband.com

Schon wieder eine Classic Rock Band dachte ich mir, als ich die Ankündigung für ein neues Album der Spanier ELDORADO bekam. Ganz ehrlich, ich bin zwar schon retro eingestellt, aber die meisten der vielfach hochgelobten Vertreter der 70´s Vintage Szene lassen mich eher kalt. Das Besondere an ELDORADO ist, dass es zwei verschiedene Versionen einer Platte gibt. „Antigravity Sound Machine“ markiert eigentlich erst das dritte Album in der Diskographie der Iberer, es sind aber schon fünf gelistet. Das kommt daher, dass es bereits beim Vorgänger jeweils eine spanische und eine englische Version gibt und diese auch unterschiedlich benannt werden. War das Debüt des Vierers - „En Busca De Eldorado“ von 2008 - noch ausschließlich in Spanisch erhältlich, hat man 2010 mit „Golden“ die englische Version des schon 2009 erschienenen Albums „Dorado“ veröffentlicht. Und mit dem aktuellen Dreher „Antigravity Sound Machine“ verhält es sich nicht anders, denn es ist die Englisch-sprachige Umsetzung von „Paranormal Radio“. Dieses Mal werden die beiden Versionen gleichzeitig veröffentlicht, haben aber komplett unterschiedliche Artworks und Aufmachungen.

Die Band besteht aus Sänger Jesus Trujillo, Gitarrist Andres Duende, Bassist Cesar Sanchez und Schlagzeuger Javi Planelles. Das neue Album wurde im März 2012 in Toronto mit Produzent Richard Chycki aufgenommen und ist laut Band das bisher professionellste. Hören wir doch gleich mal rein:

Fast eine Stunde Musik bieten die 12 Stücke auf „Antigravity Sound Machine“ und „Maybe Forever“ macht den Anfang. Und der Song fesselt mich sofort.. Aber es kommt ja fast noch besser, denn „Mr. Saturn“ kann zudem noch mit einer Lässigkeit und einem Killerriff punkten und stellt ganz klar einen der noch zahlreich folgenden Höhepunkte dar. Die Hammondorgel bei „Like A Lost Child“ hat natürlich noch gefehlt und komplettiert sämtliche Einflüsse der 70´s. Ganz nebenbei erneut ein Hammersong. Die weitere Tracklist weist keine Durchhänger auf und lädt dazu ein, „Antigravity Sound Machine“ immer und immer wieder zu hören. Natürlich haben wir ein sehr nachhaltiges Album, das sich sogar nach vielen Durchgängen noch etwas steigern kann, aber schon der erste Eindruck hat mich weggefegt. Weitere Anspieltipps sind: „Another Bright Sunday“, „Space Mambo“, „Searching For Light“ und „Kassandra“. Und wer sich seine ganz eigene schwerelose Musikmaschine basteln will, bekommt im etwas wirren Booklet mit Zeichnungen und Formeln ganz im Stile eines mathematischen Genies die optimale Anleitung dazu ;-)

ELDORADO sind pure Gewalt und Magie in einem und wissen sich perfekt zu inszinieren. Natürlich wildern sie in fremden Gewässern, machen das aber so authentisch, dass man fast denkt, sie waren auch damals schon da, als Bands wie LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH oder DEEP PURPLE die Musikwelt revolutionierten. Ganz dicker Fisch, unbedingt antesten!

WERTUNG: 9,5/10

- Rock Garage

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review (German)"

Interpret: Eldorado
Album: Antigravity Sound Machine
Spielzeit: 55:47 min.
Plattenfirma: Bad Reputation
Veröffentlichung: 02.11.2012
Website: www.eldoradorockband.com

Wertung: 11,5 von 10


Maybe Forever
Mr. Saturn
Like A Lost Child
Another Bright Sunday
Searching For Light
A Farewell To November
Background Radiation
Space Mambo
Paranormal Circus
Lady Of The Mountain
Blue Jay Wings

"Que disco mas cojonudo!" war mein erster Gedanke beim Hören der dritten Scheibe der iberischen Modern-Retro-Rockband. Spanien ist schon lange kein Rock-Entwicklungsland mehr und verfügt über eine sehr hoffnungsvolle und talentierte Szene. ELDORADO dürften sich mit "Antigravity Sound Machine" an die Spitze der nationalen und internationalen Musikszene katapultiert haben! Riedelsheimer und Franke sind sich einig, dass die Madrilenen eine phantastische Leistung abgeliefert haben und die Mischung aus '70er Jahre Classic Rock und Modern Rock so einige, neue Fans finden wird. Warum wir uns so sicher sind? Weil die Jungs einfach alles mit sich bringen, was eine Band braucht, um erfolgreich zu werden/sein. Ein phantastisches Händchen für ein klassisch inspiriertes und dennoch modernes, ideenreiches Songwriting, den Mut und das Können auch mal außergewöhnliche Sound Experimente durchzuführen, sehr gute musikalische Fähigkeiten und einen extrem geilen Sänger, der sowohl das typische Retro Rock, als auch ein zeitgemäßes Timbre/Vibe in seiner Stimme hat.

Wie schon der, sehr gute, Vorgänger "Golden" erscheint "ASM" in zwei Varianten. In Spanien ist der Silberling (in der Muttersprache eingesungen) schon vor einiger Zeit erschienen und nun folgt die Veröffentlichung der englischen Release. Die Spanier ziehen, ganz konsequent, den eingeschlagenen Weg fort und haben ihren, eh schon sehr frischen, eigenständigen und energischen Stil, perfektioniert.

Die Band besteht aus:

Über-Barde - Jesus Trujillo
Saitenhexer - Andres Duende
Pump-Bass Monster - Cesar Sanchez
Schlagzeug-Beast - Javi Planelles

Für die Produktion hat man sich für einen gewissen Herrn Richard Chycki entschieden und damit eine sehr gute Wahl getroffen. Der Knöpfchen-/Regler Wizard hat, wie auch schon bei RUSH und DREAM THEATER, eine sensationelle Arbeit abgeliefert. Jedes Instrument ist druckvoll in Szene gesetzt, der Sound ist modern, ursprünglich und kraftvoll abgemischt, ohne den Spirit der Vergangenheit vollends zu vernachlässigen. Die Produktion ist ein toller und gekonnter Klang-Spagat zwischen vergangenem und neuzeitlichen Hörerfahrungen für den geneigten Zuhörer.

Aber wie klingen ELDORADO eigentlich? Stellt euch vor Members von DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, URIAH HEEP, CREED und ALTER BRIDGE beschließen eine Band zu gründen. Diese Beschreibung trifft es am besten, denn diese Einflüsse werden perfekt, zu einem einheitlichen, kraftvollen und eigenständigen Stil, kombiniert.

Auf die einzelnen Fähigkeiten des Vierers gehe ich nicht weiter ein, denn man muss es einfach gehört haben und ich bin mir sicher, JEDER, der nur ein bisschen Interesse an den beiden musikalischen Stilen hat, wird begeistert sein!! Weder musikalisch noch songwriterisch habe ich, schon lange nicht mehr, so ein geniales Endresultat um die Ohren geschmettert bekommen!!!

Schon der Opener reist einen aus dem Sessel! Bei "Maybe Forever" böllert Cesar seine tiefen Tunes in die Magengrube des Zuhörers, Javi's hyperaktives/hektisches Drumming peitscht nach vorne los, Duende lässt den beiden Rhythmustieren den Vorrang und platziert gekonnt, sein eher zurückhaltende Töne in den Gesamtsound des Tracks. Dazu kreischt und singt Trujillo, als sei er eine Mischung aus dem ALTER BRIDGE Sänger, ROBERT PLANT und IAN GILLAN. GANZ, GANZ, GANZ FETTER SONG! Die Vorliebe für DP kommt, spätestens, beim sensationellen "Like A Lost Child" zum Vorschein. Das eigenwillige Songwriting/ die Instrumentierung begeistert sofort! Die Hammond Orgel wird sehr intelligent, zur Verstärkung des leicht poppigen Refrains, eingesetzt und kann auch im Verlauf des Songs Akzente setzen. Lieber ein bisschen moderne Töne mit starken LED ZEP-Einfluss? Kein Thema ... hamn' wir uch! "Another Bright Sunday" dürfte dieses Bedürfnis, zur kompletten Zufriedenheit des Hörers, stillen - inklusive eines fast schon doomigen - an Black Sabbath erinnernden - kurzen Mittelpart. Die modern-krachende Vorab-Single "Background Radiation" - den Clip haben wir auf unserer Facebook Site schon vorgestellt, sollte jeden Zweifler komplett überzeugen. Seventies und Moderne werden sehr geschickt verschmolzen und Jesus singt mit einer, nicht zu vergleichbaren, Hingabe. Der Track grooved einf - rockingboymagazin

""Antigravity Sound Machine" review"

Eldorado are a four piece hard rock/classic rock band from Spain, and their latest CD Antigravity Sound Machine offers up '70s & '80s sounds with a modern flair. The band, who hail from Madrid, is comprised of singer Jesús Trujillo, drummer Javier Planelles, Cesar Sanchez on bass, and guitarist Andrés Duende. Keyboards are present on the album as well, but there's no information on who plays them. You can hear a strong influence of Wolfmother here, as well as vintage acts like Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Black Sabbath, Foghat, Deep Purple, and Humble Pie, so look for some catchy hooks, deep grooves, thick, often times bluesy heavy rock riffs, and powerful vocals.

Duende has done a great job here coming up with some neat, chunky riffs, especially on the heavier numbers like "Another Bright Sunday", "Mr. Saturn", "Maybe Forever", and "Searching For Light", many times supported by some tasty organ which gives that slight Deep Purple feel. As for the vocals, Trujillo is a fine singer, and props to him for delivering it all accent free for the most part. On the hard rockers he shows plenty of range, but also reveals his tender side on the mellower tracks "A Farewell to Remember", "Like a Lost Child", and "Kassandra"(which features a great Paul Kossoff styled solo from Duende). For my money though, it's the gritty, '70s styled heavy blues rockers that make this album worth your attention. Just listen to Duende ripping it up on the dramatic funk rocker "Space Mambo" or the lean & mean "Background Radiation", while the band again visits its Deep Purple leanings on the guitar & organ drenched "Paranormal Circus". There's even a hint of prog on "Lady of the Mountain", which has a bit if a Styx feel to it, featuring lush acoustic guitars, keyboards, and layers of soaring vocals. Final track "Blue Jay Wings" is all acoustic, and a rootsy end to this very enjoyable album.

I have to admit, Antigravity Sound Machine is one of those albums that at first didn't impress me too much, but each successive listen revealed more and more and it eventually won me over. All the little '70s bits that they throw at you really work well with the '80s attitude and modern flavors, and I'm guessing that some of the bands successes internationally might soon follow them here to the US. Good stuff! - Sea Of Tranquility

"Golden Review"

Wim: Madrid, Spain is a beautiful, atmospheric city. Really worth a visit. Not only for those who want to see Real Madrid play in their own magnificent Bernabeu stadium, but also for people who love culture, good food and drinks, etc. So much for my tourist information, hehehe. Madrid also happens to be the home of a fine combo, Eldorado. They released their debut in 2008 ‘En Busca De Eldorado’ which received good reviews in the European press. Now they have released their crucial second album, ’Golden’. The second album makes or breaks a band’s future. Clearly, there is a bright future for Eldorado.

People, believe me, this is a wonderful CD! The music of the band sounds as Spanish as Frank Sinatra does: completely not so. You would think these guys come from somewhere of the southern parts of the United States, because the music rocks, steams, sucks, blows and pumps and even much more. Singer Jesus Trujillo has a smooth, pleasant and enthusiastic way of singing, which integrates perfectly with the riffs and melodies of guitarist Nano Paramio. Like the debut this disc was also produced by Richard Chycki, a famous guy in the music business as he has already worked with Aerosmith and Mick Jagger for example. They recorded the album in a studio in Toronto, Canada. This Richard also thought up a name for the music they maken, that is really fitting: ‘New Vintage Rock’. Opener ‘The House Of The Seven Smokestacks’ rocks pretty simple but fierce, ‘The Rocket Song’ revolves around a riff that seems to come from The Cult, ‘Atlantico’ (brilliant track) is the modern version of Aerosmiths ‘Dream On’. ‘Free’ and ‘Tarot TV’ are tracks that really kick ass. Furthermore we hear a cover of ‘I Don’t Need No Doctor’ of WASP which is very similar to the original version. Remarkable is the fact that the band ‘forgot’ to mention the credits for this track. Blackie better not find out about this! As I said, fine CD!

Rating: 76/100 (details) - Lords of Metal

"Golden review"

This album takes me back to the good ol' days but with a modern kick that cannot be denied. ElDorado's self-titled debut is simply impressive, I mean what else can I say? These boys serve up the rock, hard and heavy. "The New Age Of Classic Rock". Eldorado is powered by Jesus Trujillo on vocals, Nano on guitars, Cesar Sanchez on bass and Javi Planelles on drums.

In my opinion, ElDorado are one of the best new modern hard rock bands out there today. This is as good a new band as I've heard in a long time. They seem to really enjoy their musical direction and are not trying to be a MTV type band. These gentlemen are saving Rock N' Roll and I salute them for that. If you enjoy a good Rock band when you hear it you will not be disappointed. From the moment tracks like, "The House Of The 7 Smokestacks" fires out of your speakers, "Falling Falling" and "Pornstar", it is obvious the listening experience that awaits you is going to be mind-blowing! The boys also serve up a hot and nasty take on the Ashford and Simpson penned classic, "I Don't Need No Doctor". This release is a throwback album to a time when rock & roll was a lot less complicated and a lot more fun. This is just an all-around enjoyable "turn it on, turn it up, grab another beer, dance if you feel like it" rock album. Eldorado are one of the best new hard rock bands out there today. This is as good a new band as I've heard in a long time. Believe it or not, 2009 is a great time to be an old school rock fan, BIG THANKS to bands like Eldorado. These boys, aren't afraid to buck trends and bring back the ROCK!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - All Access Magazine

"Golden Review"

It seems that a lot of very good classic-style rock had been coming out of Europe lately, and Golden from Spain’s Eldorado is no exception. The Spanish quartet has done a great job and put out a fine blues-based rock CD that will bring a smile to the face of any fan of the genre. Golden, the band’s second release, is filled with great foot-tapping, air-guitar numbers and features a killer cover of Ray Charles’ hit “I Don’t Need No Doctor”. The only disappointment is that the CD is relatively short and ends after 9 tracks.
Formed in 2007 and based in Madrid, Eldorado released their first CD entitled En Busca De Eldorado in May 2008. Both albums were produced by Richard Chycki (who has worked with Aerosmith and Rush, to name a few). Chycki came up with a very apt description of Eldorado’s sound – “New Vintage Rock”, and after listening to the very classic elements presented in a modern style one would be hard pressed to disagree with the term. For an interesting twist the band decided to release two versions of the album, one English and one Spanish.
The four members of Eldorado are fine musicians and play well together. Jesus Trujillo (vocals) has an ideal voice for the classic rock style of music – a bit growly and grindy but always clear and precise. He sings with gusto and energy. Nano Paramio plays an outstanding guitar. He lays down great hooky riffs and catchy rhythm lines, and does a nice job with his short-and-to-the-point solos. Cesar Sanchez (bass) and Javi Planelles (drums) are a solid bottom end. Not only to they play well off each other, they take over the songs and drive them forward during Paramio’s solos. Both are energetic players, and Planelles loves the cymbals (but doesn’t overdo them). As a whole, the band is very good at setting and following a mood, and they work as a team through all of the tracks.
The CD opens on a high with “The House Of The 7 Smokestacks”, a track that opens as a drum driven song, but changes to a kicky guitar and bass tune with a great guitar solo and a mystical, slightly rough and raunchy feel. The energy carries over in the well-crafted “The Rocket Song”, but then the band becomes soft and ethereal storytellers on “Atlantico” – terrific vocals and smooth music. “Falling, Falling” is probably the strongest song on the album with great bass and heartfelt vocals, although some may argue for the excellent cover of “I Don’t Need No Doctor”. Lyrically the band is at their best on the regretful “The Worst Of Myself”, and reaches down into the heavy classic grooves to pull out the riffs for “Free (A Chain Reaction).” They comment on society with the heavy “Tarot TV” and wrap the disc with the spooky and paranoid visit to “The Jackarta Club”.
The production and engineering are crisp and clean allowing the natural warmth of the vocals and instruments to show, and there is little in the way of enhancement, dubbing or other studio tricks. Refreshingly the band seems to want to come across as if they are playing live as a four-piece, and despite thins being a studio album Paramio’s guitar rhythm lines disappear as he solos allowing the bass and drums to be full contributors to the music rather than just background.
All in all, Golden is a fine album and Eldorado plays with intensity and fire. Any fan of classic or blues rock will enjoy this one. It has an almost a 1970’s sound, but played with current techniques. Golden is a CD that will find its way into your player and stay there for quite a while. - Hardrockhaven

"Golden Review"

Of late, probably inspired by this year’s fantastic album and live show by Firebird, Bill Steers mighty blues machine, I’ve been listening to a fair old amount of classic rock and blues. This need for non metal guitar work has been further fed in the last couple of weeks by BBC’s digital channel pumping out classic blues sessions from their archives, as well as documentaries on the British Blues scene.

As such, Dorado, the second album by Madrid four piece, Eldorado, was a pleasant and unexpected surprise from the editor. Fortunately I received the version with English lyrics, a Spanish version being available too. Somehow, I’d never associated that country with classic rock, but Eldorado are definitely a band who have immersed themselves in classic 70’s acts like Bad Company and Humble Pie. CD opener, ‘The House of the 7 Smokestacks’, both in guitar work and lyrical themes could easily have hailed from a bygone era of flairs and mono record players, but adds into the mix modern production techniques that mean every note comes through clearly, the rasp edged vocals of Jesus Trujillo playing expertly against the guitars, bass and drums of the band’s other three members. Simple but catchy riffs that wouldn’t disgrace classic Stones or Faces albums abound in ‘The Rocket Song’ and ‘Falling Falling’, the latter’s melancholy pace matching the pained lyrics.

Midway through the album, acknowledging to the full the roots of their sound, Eldorado fire out a stomping version of ‘I Don’t Need No Doctor’, a Ray Charles classic from the sixties that over the years has been various covered by Humble Pie and Styx, and mangled in the eighties by W.A.S.P. The band’s class and heritages shines throughout the five minutes plus of the song, from the thumping bass to the guitar and vocal breakdown that precedes the final chorus. More classic influences abound with Southern rock styling breaking out in ‘The Worst of Myself’ with its countrified guitar, and ‘Free (A Chain Reaction)’ with its Lynyrd Skynyrd swagger.

This truly is an album for the fan of vintage rock, the influences of the past being imbued with an energy of the present. From the first track to the last, class just oozes from every song.

Spenny Bullen - Mtuk Metal 'Zine

"Golden Review"

With their impressive debut En busca de Eldorado, Spain's Eldorado set my speakers on fire and blew the windows out of my office with their gutsy hard hitting rock. I thought that this band could easily, and single-handedly, resurrect and restore fundamental hard rock for a new international generation. Then I wondered if they may have crested with one shooting star. But, Eldorado, their self-titled second release is equally stunning.

Where their first album (except for one song) was sung completely in Spanish, Eldorado is wholly in English which will make their music even more accessible around the world. Additionally, the album has a definitely more modern rock nuance, as on Falling Falling or The Worst of Myself, which will also make Eldorado more acceptable, even radio-friendly, especially in America. Yet, that gritty, gut-level blues rock which defines Eldorado still remains. The House of the 7 Smokestacks and I Don't Need No Doctor kick ass and are destined to be signature songs for Eldorado. Eldorado has done it again on their self-title sophomore release. Very recommended!

Rating: 4.75/5.0
Review: Craig Hartranft, 11.15.2009
- Dangerdog

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

ELDORADO is not only a brand for tinned fruit, but also the name of a Spanish Hard Rock band, formed in 2007 with one goal: to make music they like and how they like it. The line-up wasn't complete from the start, as the basis was created by Nano (guitars) and (bass). On vox there's (releated to Robert Trujillo from METALLICA?) while Alex Rada fills the drum spot.

For their debut album, "En Busca De Eldorado", the band managed to work with famed producer Richard Chycki, who previously worked with bands like AEROSMITH, MICK JAGGER, RUSH, SEAL, ... The mastering was in the hands of Mikka Jussila from the famed Finnvox Studios. All this resulted in an album with a powerful, but clear sound that makes each instrument come out really well while keeping the feeling of authentic Hard Rock intact. This debut release has been available in Spain since April, with Europe getting it a few months later.

The tracklisting contains a bit of everything, from Bluesy rockers to real ballsy songs. "Abril" is one of those midtempo rockers, although Jesús adds more power through his singing, one time raspy, another more in a clean manner. The Doomy-like riffing reminds of BLACK SABBATH and DIO, which shows the quality ELDORADO has on offer. Other songs where you'll find similar power: the semi-accoustic "En Busca De Eldorado" - with some nice drum grooves, but foremost a tastey chorus -, and the DIO and AC/DC-like "Identidad", which really cranks up the pace and gets you on your feet.

Next to those tracks, ELDORADO composed something more Blues-oriented: "Un Mal Presentimiento", which reminds a little of METALLICA's "Load"/"Reload" period. Then there's "El Jugador", not really a tempo booster, more a nice cruising song or something to relax too, in a way. Think DIO, AC/DC, THUNDER, THIN LIZZY and similar. Oh yes, and a bit of METALLICA. The guitarwork is nothing but perfect.

Completing the tracklisting is done by the radio-friendly "El Final", which is as good as the others, but I'm so not fond of the tambourine (with zils, which are small metal jingles), and "Déjame Decirte". SINNER's latest release, "Crash & Burn" (review) also has this instrument (tambourine) in two songs. In my opinion, it doesn't have an added value and even makes the song less ballsy. Since ELDORADO is inspired by DEEP PURPLE and other bands from that period, they decided to pay tribute and cover "Mistreated". This is a long song, clocking in after 8 minutes, so you better be ready for it, because we ain't dealing with e.g. MOONSORROW or a Doom band here. I'm just referring to these, since depending on your taste, you might need several listens to swallow it. But all in all it's a job well done.

To conclude, I have to say that "En Busca De Eldorado" is highly recommended material for anyone into classic Hard Rock like DIO, THUNDER, BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA (1996-1997), IOMMI and others. Personally, I don't think the Spanish-sung lyrics should form a problem, as this flows well with the music and adds a special touch to it. There's only positive stuff here (save for that tambourine element): musicianship, vocals, compositions, sound quality (!). This is definitely one of the best debut albums ever (yes, I'm butt-kissing, but I'm serious) and one of the highlights of 2008.

More info at www.enbuscadeeldorado.com.

Jesús Trujillo - vocals
Nano - guitars
César Sanchez - bass
Alex Rada - drums
- Thoughts of metal

"Golden Review"

Recruiting vocalist Jesus Trujillo was a stroke of genius for Eldorado. There was nothing wrong with the band's 2008 debut En Busca De Eldorado, even if it was sung almost entirely in Spanish, but this release is better in almost every possible way.
Aside from the vocals, the other element of Eldorado that seems to have improved is the guitar licks by Nano Paramio. This guy was good before, but has stepped things up another notch. The one-two punch of "The House Of 7 Smokestacks" and "The Rocket Song" prove to be an excellent way to kick off a CD. "The House Of 7 Smokestacks" starts off with a vocal/drum dual before a quiet riff joins in and the song begins to take off. It is songs like this that make Eldorado sound like seasoned professionals, instead of relatively new upstarts - famed producer Richard Chycki may have had a hand in that.
I realize that the riff to "Free (A Chain Reaction)" was ripped directly off Deep Purple's "Burn", but that doesn't take away the energy that this song possesses. Besides, Eldorado covered "Mistreated" on their debut CD, so to say they are Deep Purple fans would be an understatement. I also like the mood the band has conjured up with both "Atlantico" and "Tarot TV", which could have been something Bonham dreamed up twenty years ago. Throw in a wicked rendition of "I Don't Need No Doctor" and this CD is the recipe for success.
The bottom line is that Trujillo has a killer rock voice that perfectly fits into Eldorado's roots metal. Golden captures the raw sound and energy of 70s metal legends like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Rainbow, yet delivers the sound with a crystal clear production. These guys are really starting to find their niche, and I only expect them to get better and better. Apparently this release is also available in a Spanish version (called simply Dorado), so Eldorado hasn't forgotten about their hometown fans - you have to love dedication like that!
www.eldoradorockband.com - www.myspace.com/eldoradorockband

Reviewed by Skid for Sleaze Roxx, November 2009. - Sleaze Roxx

"Golden Review"

Before reading their biography, I thought that this band was from Canada whereas they come from sunny Spain. I wasn't entirely wrong though because this album was recorded and produced in Toronto, Canada by Richard Chycki (AEROSMITH, Mick Jagger...) and mastered in New York by Andy VanDette. I have to admit that the production really fits ELDORADO's powerful, 70s influenced yet modern hard rock.
BUCKCHERRY comes to mind on "The Rocket Song" and "Free (A Chain Reaction)" and you can get some 70s flavours (LED ZEPPELIN...) in songs such as "Atlantico" or "Tarot TV".
The band also offers us a live sounding cover of Ray Charles' classic "I Don't Need No Doctor", a song that was also covered and pouplarized by HUMBLE PIE and WASP in the past.
For this second album, ELDORADO chose a sober black and gold layout which makes the CD booklet quite classy. I can only recommend this album if you like 70s hard rock as well as modern US rock./Laurent. - Veglam

"Golden Review"

Eldorado have returned with their second full length album, “Golden”, since their pretty good debut “En Busca de Eldorado” which was released in May, 2008. Coming from Madrid, Spain and formed in 2007, Eldorado have quickly managed to make some serious progress on their music. This album was recorded both in their home language, Spanish and in English and our work was to review the English version. But, on this occasion, I don’t think that language can be a barrier when good music is played. It’s a pity, though, that this band hasn’t been promoted as they deserve to be until now.

Carrying the heritage of 70’s rock, and elements of 80’s and 90’s hard and melodic rock, Eldorado have come to the point of creating their own sound. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Bon Jovi and Lenny Kravitz seem to have seriously influenced these guys. Eldorado also prove what can happen when a band has good cooperation and works hard. Listening “Golden”, this is 100% obvious as we have 9 outstanding performances from a band that seems to get better day by day. As an outcome, I am very curious to watch one of their gigs and it’s not a fluke that producer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush, Mick Jagger) worked on the production of this album. No favorites or weakest moments, this stuff is not suitable for great albums.

Surely “Golden” can be considered as better album than “Cosmic Egg” of the multi-promoted Wolfmother and surely Eldorado seem to be the next best thing in Hard Rock since The Answer. Their second album has raised the bar high, both for them and for any band that’ll try to make something better.

Chris "Wildchild" Zarkadakis - Metal Zone

"Golden Review"

Eldorado is a new promising rock band from Madrid, Spain. The band released their debut "En Busca De Eldorado" in 2008 and follow up with the strong "Golden". There is both a Spanish and an English version of this new album, I'm listening to the English version that opens with the single "The house of the 7 smokestacks".

I watched the video of this song on youtube and immediately wanted to hear more, I checked out the song "Falling, falling" on myspace and knew right away I had to listen to the whole album.

We're talking non compromising straight ahead rocknroll in the same vein as Audioslave, The Trews and The Answer. The new album sounds fresh and kicking, I especially like the awesome "Atlantico" that stands out as the best song of this 9 track album.

Eldorado rock!
- Melodic

"Golden Review"

This album starts off with a BANG with the song "House Of The Seven Smokestacks". After getting over the initial thoughts of the story "House Of The Seven Gables", the song takes over with it's energy and general "fun" sound. It's a bit in the Buckcherry type style, with some great musicianship and production. I was impressed upon my first listen and have been playing it each week on my radio show at Wicked Spins Radio.

After that intial song, it tends to get more into the general "radio friendly" type music. The second song "The Rocket Song", is still rockin' to a degree... but starts the continual drop-off in heaviness that will be apparent for the rest of the album.

I do think that the third song, "Atlantico" is a true gem of a mellow song, however. I played this one numerous times over after hearing it and will make that a song that I play on a normal basis.

The remainder of the disc gets skipped over by me for the most part, I'll admit. As far as the talent and overall sound, it is outstanding! With the proper promotion, I can see Eldorado flooding the airwaves throughout the world! They are THAT good!
I'm a bit amazed as to how I'm not hearing them to the point of nausia already. Some major label out there is really missing an opportunity.

Where the first part of the album and then later on with "Free (A Chain Reaction)" is fairly rocking... the remainder is more along the lines of "radio rock" that many rock stations play a million times each day.

In a nutshell.... Eldorado should be rich and winning grammies. It may not be my personal cup of tea as a whole... but they are indeed talented as Hell. - D-Day Revenge

"Golden Review"

When we undertook reviewing En Busca De Eldorado last year we'd never heard of Eldorado before. Working primarily in Spain, El Dorado is something of a mystery West of the Atlantic and East of the Pacific, but that's not going to last. El Dorado is firmly rooted in a classic rock sound of the 1970's and 1980's, but with fresh songwriting and an approach welcome in commercial circles in 2009. The band's passion and sound drew in producer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush, Mick Jagger) for En Busca De Eldorado, and he returns to the production chair for Eldorado's sophomore album, Golden.

Golden opens with La Casa De Las 7 Chimeneas, an upbeat rock tune that reminds me a bit of the 1990's rock band The Men. Eldorado then launches into a bit of insanity in the form of a driven Rock N Roller with a classic bent. The song is a fun listen but you better be holding on. Atlantico is a sneaky song that sounds simple and straightforward the firs time through; but the more you listen the more the song opens up and reveals a deeper complexity that sucks you in. While not the best songwriting on the disc, I Don't Need No Doctor is a good, old-fashioned tail-kicker that's certain to get packed houses to their feet. El Desertor comes in a close second for best writing on the disc with it's laid-back Pop/Rock, but gets knocked out of the box by La Gran Evasion. If there's any one song on the disc that could make a real run at Modern and Classic Rock charts it's this one. Tarot TV is an odd musical diversion featuring the most wicked guitar work on the disc and leads into the closing number, Meteoro. Meteoro is a decent enough tune, but was perhaps not the best choice as a closing number. The song is almost anti-climactic after all that's come before.

Golden opens up a can on listeners and they'll be coming back for more. This is a band ready to break and break big; all it takes is the right marriage of opportunity and luck. Everything else is in place here. Vocalist Jesus Trujillo is an ideal front man, and Eldorado is as tight as a band can be. They'll be touring Spain in support of Eldorado this Fall and Winter, with a sojourn to the United States in the spring. Catch them when they come to town!

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5) - Wildy's World

"Golden Review"

Spain is not one of the countries that immediately springs to mind when you think of melodic, blues sprinkled rock, however after one listen to Golden, the second release from Madrid's Eldorado, that may change.

Production on this fine album was handled by Richard Chycki, who also twiddled the knobs on the band's debut and the fact that someone who has worked with the likes of Mick Jagger, Rush and Aerosmith would not only spend time with a little known Spanish band, but would go as far as to describe them as "New Vintage Rock", should leave you in no doubt that the songs contained on Golden add up to make a surprisingly accomplished and mature album.
Chycki's Aerosmith link makes immediate sense when you hear Eldorado, as along with Tesla, Train and Reef, early era 'Smith is a strong reference point for this band both musically and vocally. New singer Jesus Trujillo has a deep, rich voice that drips with a bluesy experience way beyond his years and whilst the songs on this disc are consistently strong, time and again his voice soars above everything else to demand your attention. As with the music vocally, Trujillo comes on like a heady mix of Jeff Keith of Tesla and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, even right down to some "Akkakkakkakkakka's" normally reserved for the toxic twin.
That's not to suggest that Cesar Sanchez on bass, guitarist Nano Paramio or drummer Javi Planelles are over shadowed, in fact nothing could be further from the truth, as they roll out track after track of meaty, melodic fare. Whether it's the upbeat, no holds barred opener "The House Of The 7 Smokestacks", or the spiralling riff heavy "Tarot TV" there isn't a missed step between them and in fact the only time that the quality drops is for the competent if uninspired run through of Humble Pie's oft covered "I Don't Need No Doctor". I have to admit it's not a song I'm a huge fan of and even in this excellent collection of songs I hear nothing to change that opinion.
With the strength of the original compositions on this album, I am a little surprised that they felt the need for a cover version, as another belter in the vein of "The Rocket Song" or "Free (A Chain Reaction)" would have been most welcome. Throughout, Paramio seduces with his dirty loose riffs and sharp concise solos, and Planellas weaves some great little beats round the rock solid bass playing of Sanchez.
If the odd slower number is also your thing, then Eldorado can also meet that demand with the atmospheric, building guitar on "Atlantico" or the wonderful Train like "The Worst of Myself", which is the only real ballad on the disc.
Considering that this is only Eldorado's second release the maturity on show really is quite astounding, although no doubt Chycki's know how has helped on that score. More importantly there's no denying that this is a mighty release full of first rate American inspired rock songs. I should also mention that Eldorado have also recorded a Spanish language version simply titled Dorado.
Every year there are a few releases that come out of left field and make a mark that is destined to last in your musical memory for quite some time and with Golden, Eldorado have done just that.

Track Listing
1. The House Of The 7 Smokestacks
2. The Rocket Song
3. Atlantico
4. Falling Falling
5. I Don't Need No Doctor
6. The Worst Of Myself
7. Free (A Chain Reaction)
8. Tarot TV
9. The Jakarta Club

Added: December 1st 2009
Reviewer: Steven Reid
Score: 4.5/5
Language: english - Sea Of Tranquility

"Golden Review"

Spanish Eldorado are bound to make a few friends with their timeless, bluesy classic rock. It maybe a bit too much of a 70'ies thing to really appeal to me, but I can't deny to overall quality of the material. Produced by Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Gotthard), the album sounds as good as you'd imagine it would. Groovy, riff-driven songs with influences from the Classic Rock heroes such as Zeppelin, Bad Co and the likes is what you'll get, and the star of the show is the vocalist Jesus Trujillo. He has a great voice for this kind of material, reminding me of both Sammy Hagar and Tesla's Jeff Keith. Indeed, Tesla fans should really check out this album, because the two band work in the same area.

The highlights for me are "The House Of The 7 Smokestacks", "Falling Falling" and "Free (A Chain Reaction)". The cover of "I Don't Need No Doctor" is one of the weaker tracks, and I frankly would've listened to another Eldorado original instead. - Rock United

"Golden Review"

You likely have not heard of Eldorado, but if you like to rock, you need to check them out.

Hailing from Madrid, Eldorado formed at the beginning of 2007 and released their first album En Busca de Eldorado to strong reviews in May of 2008. The group consists of Jesus Trujillo on vocals, Nano Paramio on guitar, Cesar Sanchez on bass, and Javi Planelles on drums.

Their latest release, Golden, is produced by Richard Chychi, as was their first. Chychi has produced other such rock acts as Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Rush, and Def Leppard. Clearly his resume speaks for itself, and it appears that Eldorado is growing under his tutelage.

This go round it seems Eldorado has recognized that there is a void in hard rock, and that they can take advantage of it. Their first release was primarily recorded in Spanish, so they decided to release Golden in English, and a Spanish version, entitled Dorado. These songs would rock in Pig Latin, but if it gets more people to check them out, seems like a great idea to me.

Eldorado rocks in a 70’s/80’s way. Most of the comparisons are to bands like Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and the more current Wolfmother. Personally, I think of Buckcherry as well, especially because Trujillo’s vocals remind me of Josh Todd at times. Instrumentally, it’s what you expect based on these comparisons and production; plenty of grand guitar solos and heavy head banging rhythms. Of course you get your “monster ballad” here and there and some more mellow rockers just to mix things up, but Golden rocks from the press of play starting with “The House of the 7 Smokestacks”. I prefer, “The Rocket Song” and “I Don’t Need No Doctor” for straight up rockin’ fun though.

What keeps this from being a five star review? Not too much. Lyrically it’s not amazing, but I wonder if some of it might suffer in translation. Also, some of the lyrics come off as a bit too serious, an unfair stigma associated with this style unfortunately. The ballads and slower jams aren’t amazing and I think could be better, but when you want to rock the way you did in the 70s and 80s, you can’t go wrong with Eldorado. You can’t ask for much more when it comes to that.

Kevin Kozel-MuzikReviews.com Staff
- Muzik Reviews

"Golden Review"

It's always a pleasant surprise to watch bands evolving through each release, especially when it comes to the always tricky second album. This is exactly the case of these Spaniards. Almost all ingredients available in their debut are also included in their sophomore record. 70's classic hard rock tunes, influences from Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC even Jane's Addiction and Stevie Salas, Richard Chycki in producer's chair and two out of four original members. Alex Rada has been substituted for Javi Planelles on drums and, most important, Ignacio Torrecillas has passed the baton to Jesus Trujillo. Take note of this name, because he is an excellent lead singer, who fits in Eldorado's music like a glove. Another significant detail is the obvious improvement of Nano Paramio in his guitar playing. Simple still memorable riffs, licks and phrases. Add to all the above the fact that this time lyrics are written in English, which is definitely a positive thing given that nothing could be more restricted nowadays than being addressed to a local audience, when you have what it takes to go worldwide. Proof? "Atlantico" and "Falling Falling" show truly big potentials and, when any band are capable of composing songs like these, I have to take my hat off! Even at the times they're doing their little copy/paste, as on "Free (A Chain Reaction)", they are not cheap imitators. Quite the opposite actually. This time is "Burn", in their debut it was "I Surrender" and they got me thinking that this might be some kind of lucky charm... Another thing that makes a difference (and I always nag about, I know...) is the number of tracks included. Only 9 of them just like back in the vinyl days. Spot on move. There's no need to release an album of 14 tracks, only to crowd in several fillers.

To sum it up, a very good effort, which proves Eldorado are getting better and better. In comparison to bands like The Answer, I'd pick them blindfolded.
Rating: 8/10 Reviewer: Stefanos Lountzis - Metal Perspective

"Golden Review"

A little over a year after the release of their debut, 'En Busca De Eldorado', Madrid's ELDORADO have seen fit to release their sophomore album. Given that the band itself only formed in 2007, it's safe to say that ELDORADO are a fairly hardworking quartet. In an interesting decision, while 'En Busca De Eldorado' was sung almost entirely in Spanish, the band has opted to release a Spanish version and an English version of this new, self-titled album; given that my Spanish is, well, terrible, this review is exclusively for the English-language version of the disc.

Musically, this album follows the same trends seen on 'En Busca De Eldorado.' One can expect '70s-style Rock riffs slathered with a good helping of modern production (courtesy of Richard Chycki, who has worked with DEF LEPPARD and RUSH, among others). Singer Jesus Trujillo still sounds like a mix between the Hard Rock singers of modern radio and AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler.

As with 'En Busca De Eldorado,' the majority of the songs on this album are fairly decent; they're not groundbreaking, but rather just simple, straightforward Rock. Songs like 'The House Of The 7 Smokestacks' and 'Free (A Chain Reaction)' are memorable, whereas others like the plodding 'I Don't Need No Doctor' are simply too long and repetitive for their own good. 'Atlantico' is perhaps the album's most unique track, playing out as a lengthy, airy, epic journey, with heavier parts somewhat similar to RAINBOW's 'Stargazer.'

Basically, it all boils down to whether you enjoyed ELDORADO's first disc, as this album is most assuredly more of the same. The English lyrics will certainly help non-Spanish speakers to get a bit more enjoyment out of the album this time. Fans of blues-tinged Hard Rock may want to give this a shot. - Metal Observer

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

Only by chance I have tripped over this Spanish band at myspace. When I have heard the first sound examples, however, my interest was revived. Cool production, I imagined. Well, I am not the big expert of Spanish-speaking rock / Metal, but who cares? "En Busca De Eldorado" is the debut of this young band and as a producer they could win nobody lower than Richard Chycki who has already worked with dimensions like AEROSMITH and RUSH. Hence, the cool sound. And not only the sound is great. Already the Opener "Abril" knows how to convince with good ideas. The following " El final " also goes quite laxly from the hand and reminds of a crossroad from HEROES DEL SILENCIO and just AEROSMITH (with Spanish lyrics). However, then a song which lives on a divine guitar work and miraculous harmonies and melodies follows with " Un Mal Presentimiento ". Really cool. Here appears that ELDORADO own more than only one little quantity of talent, this is the potential of a coming top rock band. "Dejame Decirte" has become a loose song which has the power of becoming a radiohit with suitable promowork (already goes a little bit to the direction AOR, but with a properly tough Guitar-solo). Afterwards follows the title track which has become quite well-arranged, surprises, however, not really. This would be required maybe also a little too much. Then the beginning of "El Jugador" could also come from AC / DC or AEROSMITH and singer Jesus Trujillo persuaded with a really strong achievement. Also the only English-speaking song "Mistreated" can persuade basically as a 70s homage, is with 8 ½ minutes only a little bit too long. Then the final "Identidad" finishes very amusing after much too short 39 minutes. Actually, there is not much more to say, except: Surf as fast as you can on the myspace page of the spain and buy this cd. Finally, ELDORADO will be able to bring back Spanish-speaking rock into the charts. The potential exists. - Rockingboy

"Golden Review (german)"

Band: Eldorado
Album: Golden
Spielzeit: 39:40 min
Plattenfirma/ Vertrieb: Eigenvertrieb
Homepage: www.myspace.com/eldoradorockband oder www.eldoradorockband.com
VÖ: 16.09.2009 (in Spanien)
Wertung: 10
Unglaublich, wie sich die Spanier von ihrem eh schon tollen Debüt „En Busca De Eldorado“ zu ihrem Zweitwerk gesteigert haben. Sänger Jesus Triujillo verleiht den Songs genau den richtigen Esprit, die Gitarren von Nano Paramio setzen exakt die richtigen Akzente und das Grundgerüst aus den Drums von Javi Planelles und dem wummernden Bass von Cesar Sanchez treibt die Songs unglaublich nach vorne. Jeder, der auf gut gemachten Hardrock mit 70s Flair steht und sich bei DEEP PURPLE oder RAINBOW wohlfühlt, muss bei ELDORADO sofort zugreifen! Versehen mit einer absolut spitzenmäßigen Produktion bietet „Golden“ (die gleiche CD steht auch unter dem Namen „Dorado“, dann aber mit spanischen Texten in den Läden) knapp 40 Minuten absoluten Musikgenuß. Produziert hat übrigens Richard Chycki, der auch schon bei AEROSMITH, MICK JAGGER oder PINK an den Reglern stand und für den Mix ist Andy VanDette verantwortlich, der auch schon bei GOTTHARDS „Needs To Believe“ Album mitarbeitete. Der Wechsel von spanischen zu englischen Texten dürften den Jungs auch ein paar Türen außerhalb Spaniens öffnen, so hoffe ich zumindest. Kommen wir endlich zu den 9 Stücken auf „Golden“. „The House Of The 7 Smokestacks“ ist ein auf das wesentliche komprimierter Rocksong, der je öfter man ihn hört, beständig wächst. Klasse. „The Rocket Song“ geht das Ganze dann ein wenig relaxter an und hat einen leichten Sleaze Einschlag. Absolut cool. „Atlantico“ driftet dann voll in die 70er Jahre ab und könnte eigentlich auch von DEEP PURPLE stammen. Bei „Falling, Falling“ dominieren die lässigen Gitarrenriffs und der unwiderstehliche Groove, ehe mit „I Don't Need No Doctor“ eine Coverversion folgt (das Original stammt glaube ich von RAY CHARLES, es gibt aber auch eine tolle W.A.S.P. Und eine irre HUMBLE PIE Version), die mit einem irren Drive ausgestattet ist. Die Ballade „The Worst Of Myself“ ist schlicht und ergreifend die beste Ballade des Jahres 2009. „Free (A Chain Reaction“ spielt dann sämtliche AIRBOURNE, ACDC-ähnlichen Rock N Roller mit einem fetten Sound an die Wand und überrolt diese mit einer Energie, wie ich sie nie gehört hab, bevor ein wunderbar 70s mäßiger Refrain dem Ganzen die Krone aufsetzt. Da auch „Tarot TV“ und „The Jackarta Club“ auf jedem anderen Album zu den Highlights zählen würden, gibt es für „Golden“ nur eine mögliche Note und das ist volle Punktzahl! Jetzt meine große Bitte an euch: Surft auf www.eldoradorockband.com und sichert euch für lächerliche 10 € plus Versand dieses Hammeralbum. ELDORADO rock more than any other band in the world! - Rockingboy

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

If English lyrics are a necessity for you then you may as well avoid Spain's Eldorado. Everything but one song is sung in Spanish, so I have no clue what the band are singing about. But that has never bothered me as sometimes I can't even understand what singers are going on about even when they claim to be using English!
This band manages to sound modern and retro at the same time, not unlike Sonic X who have also been featured on this website. Eldorado play heavy melodic rock with a slight hint of blues, and they play it very well as shown by the guitar solos that are smeared all over this disc. With production handled by Richard Chycki of Aerosmith and Mick Jagger fame the sound is top-notch giving the disc an updated Whitesnake and Hardline feel.
Stand out tracks include "Abril", "Un Mal Presentimiento", "El Jugador" and "Identidad", while the slower "Dejame Decirte" sounds like it was taken directly off a Jack Russell solo release. There is a lot to like about Eldorado and I have to wonder if they will attempt to play their next release in English to reach a larger fan-base. It wouldn't be out of the question as the band covers Deep Purple's "Mistreated" and do an excellent job with it, completely nailing the song while staying true to the original.
In my opinion everyone should overlook the language issue and check out Eldorado. The guitar shredding is worth the price of admission alone and the band as a whole sound like seasoned professionals. Ignacio Vicente Torrecillas, who did the vocal work on this album, was only a studio fill-in and the band now have a new singer in Jesus Trujillo, so it will be interesting to hear what these Spaniards come up with next.
www.enbuscadeeldorado.com - www.myspace.com/enbuscadeeldorado - www.cdbaby.com (to purchase)

Reviewed by Skid for Sleaze Roxx, September 2008. - Sleazeroxx

"Golden Review"

Spanish Eldorado are bound to make a few friends with their timeless, bluesy classic rock. It maybe a bit too much of a 70'ies thing to really appeal to me, but I can't deny to overall quality of the material. Produced by Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Gotthard), the album sounds as good as you'd imagine it would. Groovy, riff-driven songs with influences from the Classic Rock heroes such as Zeppelin, Bad Co and the likes is what you'll get, and the star of the show is the vocalist Jesus Trujillo. He has a great voice for this kind of material, reminding me of both Sammy Hagar and Tesla's Jeff Keith. Indeed, Tesla fans should really check out this album, because the two band work in the same area.

The highlights for me are "The House Of The 7 Smokestacks", "Falling Falling" and "Free (A Chain Reaction)". The cover of "I Don't Need No Doctor" is one of the weaker tracks, and I frankly would've listened to another Eldorado original instead. - Rock United

"Eldorado Interview"

By Isaac Davis Jr., BGS, MBA

I recently was in contact with Natalia Talayero, management team of Eldorado, who set up an interview with the band. César Sánchez, bass player and a founder member of the band, completed the interview questions. I learned a tremendous amount about the group from this interview. I also was pleased and excited to feature them on Junior’s Cave Blogs section as soon as I could. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to check them out and learn more about the musical talents of Eldorado.

Check out what formulated from this interview.

BAND: Eldorado
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/enbuscadeeldorado
Answering: César Sánchez
Contact: eldorado@dejamedecirte.es

Isaac: Elaborate on how the band was formed.

César Sánchez: Eldorado starts at the beginning of 2007, driven by Nano, the guitar player, and myself, Cesar, the bass player. We both came from a previous band and we decided to start this adventure with one basic criterion: to do what we like and more important, as we like. We had a bunch of clear ideas and we start with the composition and looking for the other band’s members.

I think the process is similar in every band, you contact different musicians and transmit them your idea of the band you have until you find the more appropriate people. The result is a band capable of producing in the studio the album you can listen to and of delivering live music that exceed it.

Isaac: Was there any one band that spoke to your heart so profoundly, you were
inspired to do your own thing as a band?

César Sánchez: Of course yes! I remember when I was a kid and I listened to Zeppelin, Purple and Pink Floyd albums and I imagined myself as they were. It was a dream that strengthen when I started going out to concerts and I knew I just wanted to do that.

When I was really little I loved the sound of the keyboard in Deep Purple y I told my dad “dad, I would like to learn to play piano”. He was a humble worker with little economical resources and after a couple of months he showed up with a very bad guitar with which I learned my first chords. I never thanked him enough for that. Finally, it was the bass that called me as my main instrument, although I keep using the guitar to compose.

Isaac: Which singer/group would you say you would most like to do a duet with?

César Sánchez: If I had to choose a singer with whom I would like to coincide it would be Glenn Hughes, sharing our version of Purple we had in our first album –Mistreated-. But there are other that I would love for other songs as Paul Rogers, Coverdale, Chris Cornell.

Isaac: What singer/songwriter do you most connect with?

César Sánchez: My impossible dream would be to count on Hendrix in some of our themes in our next albums. How great he was!

Isaac: Out of your entire song collection that you've written thus far, which song(s)
would you say is/are the most personal/meaningful to you?

César Sánchez: In our first album, I would emphasize two songs that have a lot of autobiographical; “El Final” y “Déjame Decirte”. They present a different approach to personal relationship and they are situations I lived that marked me a lot.

Isaac: Which singers/groups do you enjoy/like from some of today's music genres?

César Sánchez: I like a lot of bands. From the more classic one now actives, I would say AC DC. From more current ones, I can tell you a lot, but I would keep Velvet Revolver and a really young band that surprised me a lot with their work, Silvertide.

Isaac: What charities are you involved with or support?

César Sánchez: Mi personal contribution to the society comes from an entrepreneurship initiative that I started outside the music. It is a little company where I am a founder partner where all the employees are handicapped people. Having a direct contact with these people and seeing how they get involved and content is very gratifying.

Isaac: Have you (or would you ever consider) writing a song about any of today's
particular world issues/problems? If so, what world issue would speak to you the most to write about?

César Sánchez: Yes. We have done it already. We are in the middle of the album tour presentation and in parallel we are writing new songs for our next album. We have a new theme, “Meteoro” that in summary talk about the huge amount of problems in this word and the convenience of starting from scratch with the coming of a meteorite that destroy it all. Trying to do it better to avoid the huge imbalances that exist as well as the lack of interest in the more pressing problems as the hunger and illnesses in a lot of the world. It is just a utopia, but wouldn’t it be great to have the possibility of this fresh start?

Isaac: Why should people listen to your music?

César Sánchez: Mainly because of the emotions and sensations they will find out. Energy, strength, sensitivity, speed and stamina appear when listening to our music. And sure! - Junior's Cave

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

Eldorado: En Busca De Eldorado
Hard Rock
Rating: 4.5/5.0

Independent Self-Promotion

Eldorado is a fantastic new hard rock band from Spain which draws deep from the well of classic rock. Their influences, which are clearly heard on their debut album, include Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Glenn Hughes (early) among others. For their debut album they enlisted well-known producer and engineer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Rush, Seal, Def Leppard et al) who easily brought out their confident style of hard rock. 'En Busca De Eldorado' roughly translated means 'in search of the golden one' (Eldorado is also the mythical city of gold somewhere lost in South America). If your searching for some great hard rock in a classic vein with guts and soul, look no further, it's here in Eldorado.

First, a head's up: except for the cover of Deep Purple's 'Mistreated,' this entire work is sung in Spanish. Believe me this does not detract one bit from the strength of the songs on this work. The strength of this work is in the consistent delivery of strong riffs, blistering fret work and bracing vocals within melodic arrangements clearing enhanced by a vibrant production mix. The opener 'Abril' defines this perfectly as does 'Un Mal Presentimiento' with it's classy and catchy arrangement. Also, you can find a distinctive metal edge to Eldorado's compositions primarily coming from Nano's fret work, most notable on the aforementioned 'Un Mal Presentimiento' and 'El Final.'

By far the most excellent track on the album is the title song. It's filled with energy and enthusiasm as Eldorado easily moves through a varied arrangement of tempos. If there will ever be a signature Eldorado song, this may be it. As for the cover of 'Mistreated,' expect to pleased with Eldorado's rendition: between Trujillo's vocals, Nano's guitar and the excellent rhythm section of Planelles and Sanchez, you will think you tripped into a time machine. Add to this the killer Zeppelin inspired closer 'Identidad' which mixes rock, metal, and blues and you have a nearly perfect album. One, it could have been longer: two or three more songs would have been great; and, two, singing in English would have probably boosted their mainstream acceptance.

Eldorado's 'En Busca De Eldorado' is first class, straight to heart, fist pumping, head banging hard rock. Few bands deliver with such passion and clarity on a debut work, but Eldorado nails it. Excellent stuff and highly recommended! - Craig Hartranft - Dangerdog

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

I was sent a link to ELDORADO ’s myspace site along with some information on the band and asked if I liked what I heard to contact them further. After listening to a couple samples I did just that and today I have the debut ELDORADO CD “En Busca de Eldorado” in my hands for review.

Now first of all I have to tell you that all but one track on this CD is sung in Spanish. The only song with English lyrics is a cover of the DEEP PURPLE MkIII classic “Mistreated”. So if that doesn’t turn you off then please continue reading.

The record opens with “Abril”. The song is a hard rock groover. The vocals are strong but there is another catch as the singer on the CD (Ignacio Vicente Torrecillas) is apparently no longer with the band. Since the recording of the record Jesus Trujillo has entered the picture. How is vocals compare to what is heard on the album is something I am a bit curious of but Torrecillas vocals certainly do the music justice on this record.

The band has a blues-based, classic hard rock sound along with some solid production on the album courtesy of Richard Chycki. Chycki was the guitarist in WINTER ROSE, a band many may be familiar with because it also featured DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie back in 1989. Chycki has gone on to work with artists such as AEROSMITH, RUSH and SEAL to name a few. The songs on “En Busca de Eldorado” are riff-based and since I don’t understand Spanish I have to focus on the music, playing and production. That certainly doesn’t seem to be the issue you’d think it would be when listening to a foreign language album, as the songs seem strong and flow well.

The album has a couple standout tracks for me musically with songs like “Dejame Decirte” with its slow, moody arrangement. And title track “En Busca De Eldorado” is a great hard rocker and I actually hear shades of DREAM THEATER vocalist LaBrie in Torrecillas’ voice on this one.

“El Jugador” has a classic PURPLE vibe with its bluesy structure. That track is followed by the aforementioned “Mistreated” and with that song I can finally get the “full effect” as I have the language on my side! It’s a more than faithful rendition.

The album ends with “Identidad” and the song has a bit of a WHITESNAKE meets heavy blues feel to it.

“En Busca de Eldorado” is an enjoyable affair even with me being “language challenged” on this one. I’d like to hear more from the band and of course, if they ever decide to record in English I think they could appeal to a wider audience. If not, at least the Spanish-speaking fans around the world have a decent newcomer to keep an eye on. - Rock Eyez

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

Madrid has a secret, and it’s one that won’t keep. Madrid might just be home to the best new classic metal band around. Fans of Rainbow, Deep Purple and even Whitesnake will want to take note, Eldorado is the real deal. Combining a killer rhythm section with soaring guitar riffs, big choruses and a charismatic lead vocalist in Jesus Trujillo, Eldorado has found a winning Rock N Roll formula. Their debut album, En Busca De Eldorado, was produced by Richard Chycki whose worked with such august artists as Rush, Seal, Aerosmith, Sum 41, Kid Rock, Def Leppard, Pink and Dolores O’Riordan.

Eldorado mixes heavy blues, rock and classic 1970’s metal sounds into a musical patois that is both comfortably familiar and at the same time new and edgy. En Busca De Eldorado is eight tracks deep, with seven in Spanish and one in English. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, the musical language here is universal. En Busca De Eldorado opens with Abril, which has a real Def Leppard feel to the verse. Crushingly melodic guitars drive this song home while Trujillo goes soul-metal in a performance that is highly memorable. Guitarist Nano makes the point that he’s a force to be reckoned here with some incredibly hot soloing. Whereas Abril has a brooding core, El Final springs out of the gates with a lively beat and takes to the open road. Eldorado is a well-oiled machine here, rocking for all they’re worth. The harmonies on the chorus will hearken back to a time when most hard rock acts could really sing.

Un Mal Presentimiento sounds like something you might have seen on MTV in the hair band days of the mid-1980’s. Eldorado doesn’t skimp on the quality here, building a layered sound that is both melodic and edgy. Dejame Decirte sounds like a big rock ballad, fairly typical for the genre, but Trujillo’s vocals keep it more than interesting. En Busca De Eldorado goes for the big, soaring guitar sounds you might expect from Ronnie James Dio, although the song itself is a bit more polished and commercial than Dio might end up with. My favorite song here is El Jugador. Eldorado reaches down and grabs hold of an infectious blues core on El Jugador and refuses to let go. The result is a song that just won’t get out of your head. Mistreated is the only English Language song on the album, dealing even more keenly in a blues-heavy hard rock sound. You can tell the band is having fun on this one, waltzing into Prog territory with the song structure and even stepping on the toes of Led Zeppelin in a musical dance you won’t want to miss. The album closes with Identidad, the most ambitious rocker on the album; sure to be a concert favorite.

Eldorado is one of the most resilient and hardest rocking classic hard rock bands on the scene today. The fact that most audiences in the new world have never seen them aside, Eldorado is a band to watch. With a growing Latin American population and the addition of a few more English language songs, Eldorado may be on the precipice of jumping of the EU and taking over the rest of the Western Hemisphere. En Busca De Eldorado is amazing.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)
- Wildy's World

""En Busca de Eldorado" REview"

Four musicians are the main men behind Eldorado from Madrid in Spain. They grew up with the greatest of rock from 70's, 80's and 90's. En busca de Eldorado is the first album from the band. On their debut they had the honor to work with one of the best rock producers in the World, Richard Chycki, who is known for great productions from Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Rush, Seal etc. Not very often I write about Spanish bands, and as far as I remember this is my first time. I got this album some weeks ago and it has spinned a lot in the player lately. Eldorado impresses me with their hard rocking songs with energetic vocals, great instrumentation, good sound and a very fine production. I have to admit that my knowledge about the Spanish language isn`t exactly strong, but that doesn`t matter because here the songs are so strong that I forget about that! The eight songs is of top notch quality in every direction, and the band musically plays heavy melodic classic rock with a slight hint of blues. It sometimes reminds me about a blend of Rainbow, Deep purple, Whitesnake and Bad Company. The only song on the album with english lyrics is the cover Mistreated of Deep Purple. Other tracks that will please listeners of classic rock is Abril, Un Mal Presentimiento, El Jugador, Identidad, and also the slower track Dejame Decirte. So check out this band! 88/100 - Melodic Hard Rock Today

""En Busca de Eldorado" Review"

ELDORADO is a Spanish Hard Rock band dedicated to upholding the principles of '70s Hard Rock while glossing it over with a heavier, more modern production. For the most part, 'En Busca De Eldorado' sleazes itself along at a Stoner Rock-like pace, which gets a little boring at times, but every so often they kick things into gear.

On the slower tracks, the Blues influences become really apparent. The latter half of 'Identidad', for example, makes me think of some old guy sitting on his patio at dusk with an empty bottle at his side, fiddling away with his Gibson while thinkin' about home. Or something. 'En Busca De Eldorado' is much more Blues-heavy than other 'retro' sounding albums.

Though there are no keyboards on the album, some parts of it evoke the longer epics of DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW. As a matter of fact, DEEP PURPLE's 'Mistreated' makes an appearance as a cover track, and the band does a pretty good job of staying faithful to the original while giving it a bit more power on each beat. One of the things I liked about the original was how it seemed to lazily pull itself along, and ELDORADO have seemed to realize this as well, capitalizing on it.

All in all, 'En Busca De Eldorado' is a retro album for a different crowd; fans of hard Blues stuff will love it, but people looking for Rock that's a little more upbeat will have a tough time with this album. The songs are decent, the cover of 'Mistreated' is decent, the performances are decent'all around, it's a good album. - The metal observer

"Eldorado Interview"

By Isaac Davis Jr., BGS, MBA

I recently was in contact with Natalia Talayero, management team of Eldorado, who set up an interview with the band. César Sánchez, bass player and a founder member of the band, completed the interview questions. I learned a tremendous amount about the group from this interview. I also was pleased and excited to feature them on Junior’s Cave Blogs section as soon as I could. I hope everyone gets the opportunity to check them out and learn more about the musical talents of Eldorado.

Check out what formulated from this interview.

BAND: Eldorado
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/enbuscadeeldorado
Answering: César Sánchez
Contact: eldorado@dejamedecirte.es

Isaac: Elaborate on how the band was formed.

César Sánchez: Eldorado starts at the beginning of 2007, driven by Nano, the guitar player, and myself, Cesar, the bass player. We both came from a previous band and we decided to start this adventure with one basic criterion: to do what we like and more important, as we like. We had a bunch of clear ideas and we start with the composition and looking for the other band’s members.

I think the process is similar in every band, you contact different musicians and transmit them your idea of the band you have until you find the more appropriate people. The result is a band capable of producing in the studio the album you can listen to and of delivering live music that exceed it.

Isaac: Was there any one band that spoke to your heart so profoundly, you were
inspired to do your own thing as a band?

César Sánchez: Of course yes! I remember when I was a kid and I listened to Zeppelin, Purple and Pink Floyd albums and I imagined myself as they were. It was a dream that strengthen when I started going out to concerts and I knew I just wanted to do that.

When I was really little I loved the sound of the keyboard in Deep Purple y I told my dad “dad, I would like to learn to play piano”. He was a humble worker with little economical resources and after a couple of months he showed up with a very bad guitar with which I learned my first chords. I never thanked him enough for that. Finally, it was the bass that called me as my main instrument, although I keep using the guitar to compose.

Isaac: Which singer/group would you say you would most like to do a duet with?

César Sánchez: If I had to choose a singer with whom I would like to coincide it would be Glenn Hughes, sharing our version of Purple we had in our first album –Mistreated-. But there are other that I would love for other songs as Paul Rogers, Coverdale, Chris Cornell.

Isaac: What singer/songwriter do you most connect with?

César Sánchez: My impossible dream would be to count on Hendrix in some of our themes in our next albums. How great he was!

Isaac: Out of your entire song collection that you've written thus far, which song(s)
would you say is/are the most personal/meaningful to you?

César Sánchez: In our first album, I would emphasize two songs that have a lot of autobiographical; “El Final” y “Déjame Decirte”. They present a different approach to personal relationship and they are situations I lived that marked me a lot.

Isaac: Which singers/groups do you enjoy/like from some of today's music genres?

César Sánchez: I like a lot of bands. From the more classic one now actives, I would say AC DC. From more current ones, I can tell you a lot, but I would keep Velvet Revolver and a really young band that surprised me a lot with their work, Silvertide.

Isaac: What charities are you involved with or support?

César Sánchez: Mi personal contribution to the society comes from an entrepreneurship initiative that I started outside the music. It is a little company where I am a founder partner where all the employees are handicapped people. Having a direct contact with these people and seeing how they get involved and content is very gratifying.

Isaac: Have you (or would you ever consider) writing a song about any of today's
particular world issues/problems? If so, what world issue would speak to you the most to write about?

César Sánchez: Yes. We have done it already. We are in the middle of the album tour presentation and in parallel we are writing new songs for our next album. We have a new theme, “Meteoro” that in summary talk about the huge amount of problems in this word and the convenience of starting from scratch with the coming of a meteorite that destroy it all. Trying to do it better to avoid the huge imbalances that exist as well as the lack of interest in the more pressing problems as the hunger and illnesses in a lot of the world. It is just a utopia, but wouldn’t it be great to have the possibility of this fresh start?

Isaac: Why should people listen to your music?

César Sánchez: Mainly because of the emotions and sensations they will find out. Energy, strength, sensitivity, speed and stamina appear when listening to our music. And sure! - Junior's Cave


- "Babylonia Haze" (English version) / "Karma Generator" (Spanish Edition) - February 2015

- "Antigravity Sound Machine" launched in November 2012.
"Paranormal Radio" _its spanish edition_ launched in May 2012

- "Golden" album produced, recorded and mixed by Richard Chycki and mastered by Andy VanDette in Masterdisk, New York realeased in May 2010 in Europe and May 2011 in the US&Canada.

-"En busca de Eldorado", produced by Richard Chycki and mastered by Mika Jussila, was released in May 2008.



Eldorado is an experienced rock band that has been forged by the scenarios of different countries in its constant tours. The strength of the bands of 60/70, the connection to emotions all mixed with a current sound can be felt in their shows and albums.  The instrumentation, psychedelia, rock, letters, improvisation and quality of expression, perfectly describe this band, that fills with  emotion all its music.

Of all the albums released by Eldorado, Babylonia Haze (English) / Karma Generator (Spanish) is probably the most influenced by the months on the road. The live evolution of the band has been the germ of the ten songs that constitute the album, arisen from improvisations and developments with psychedelic vocation, vague ideas that end up being rotund and the unconscious quest of new landscapes.  All of it with the stage as a permanent witness.

It is also an album of a darker tendency, introspective and unsympathetic, both with oneself and with the others, it deals with our own capacity to destroy and rebuild in a modern Babylon dominated by lower instincts, of the responsibility for our own destiny through our actions, all closely linked to the oriental belief of Karma. Action-Reaction.

Recorded in Madrid Musigrama Studios under the guidance of Richard Chycki between August and September 2014, mixed and mastered in the Canadian Street of Dreams studios of Richard Chycki, Eldorado introduces their new album.  Ten sharp and haunting songs that represent a step forward from what has been offered so far, new sounds for a character in constant transformation.  The Karma Generator sounds loud, through the haze of Babylonia.

Eldorado launched in June 2014 a crowdfunding campaign with the objective of recording a new album.  290 fans from 10 countries have contributed with 13.500€.

The new album, edited in two versions, the Spanish one "Karma Generator" and the English one "Babylonia Haze" has been launched in February, the 20th of 2015.

Eldorado’s ‘Antigravity Sound Machine previous album, released on November 5th, 2012, was recorded at DNA studios in Toronto with producer Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Gotthard, Rush). "Antigravity Sound Machine" won the Best Hard Rock / Metal Album 2012 award in the Spanish Independent Music Awards, the most acclaimed independent music awards in Spain. With "Paranormal Tour", "Recommended Tour" by Radio3, the National Public Radio in Spain. Eldorado did 116 concerts, 53 in Spain, 14 in the Uk, 10 in Germany, 12 in France, Switzerland, Belgium and The Netherlands, 13 in the USA and 2 in Canada in the CMW. 

Golden’, Eldorado second album made big waves on the hard rock scene in Spain and set off major ripples in Australia, Canada and the USA, where ‘Golden’ was voted Best Hard Rock / Metal Album Of 2010 (by the public) at the USA Independent Music Awards. Witness to Eldorado’s burgeoning profile and fan base in America is their completed 14 date (including 2 festivals) 2012 US summer tour. Eldorado’s 2010 single, ‘The House Of The 7 Smokestacks’, was a finalist in the Australian MusicOz Awards, while another song, ‘Atlantico’ was a finalist in the International Songwriting Composition (ISC) Rock Composition category.

Eldorado debut album, (Spanish language only) album, ‘En Busca De Eldorado’, was released in May 2008.

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