Monday 25 July 2022

Les Nadie - Destierro y Siembra (Album Review)

Release Date: July 10th 2022. Record Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Destierro y Siembra - Tracklisting

1.Grito el indio 05:35

2.Zhonda 03:59

3.Siembra / Destierro 04:52

4.Helledén 05:38

5.Babas D´allah 03:57

6.Del Pombero 05:08

7.Venenauta 01:34


Juan Conde (guitar, voices)

Rodri Deladerova (drums)


Destierro y Siembra is the debut release from Argentinian Psych Stoner Metallers Les Nadie and I was initially expecting the band to play a mellower Post-Rock/Post-Stoner flavour. However, the band play full-on “DOOM” based Stoner Metal with lovely intricate sounds and ambient textures. Add a sludgy FUZZ ROCK groove and Les Nadie seriously means business on this release.

Clocking in at around thirty minutes in length. The album contains seven tracks that have that South American flavour to stand-out from the normal Psych Stoner Metal crowd. 

Opening song Grito el indio is a very surreal affair with the music between a more experimental style of Sludge, Doom and Stoner Metal. The vocals have been replaced with distinctive “voices” which come from lead guitarist Juan. The grooves have a sullen attitude before actually moving further into the “Post-Whatever” world. The track is primarily classed as Instrumental Psych Stoner Metal with a cool heavy sideline in Doom/Sludge based weirdness.

Second track Zhonda offers a more down-tuned and doomadelic take. The sludgy guitars have a heavy and ferocious sound to them before the band brings South American Tribal flavours to the album. WIth the “CHANT BASED” vocals, this song is quite mind inducing in places. Ambient and Synth sounds bring a Yawning Man influence to Les Nadie’s crazed “out there” world.

The next two tracks Siembra / Destierro and Helledén capture a certain “OM” and “SLEEP” psychedelic element within the quieter moments. The tribal elements are amped up considerably and the vocals have a more prominent role for the most interesting creative parts of the album.

The final three songs of Babas D´allah, Del Pombero and Venenauta allow Les Nadie play a more progressive and experimental style of Desert Rock/Stoner Metal that firmly move between the “QUIETER” and “HEAVIER” parts with apparent ease. The music matches the heavy DOOMEDELIC sounds of the early stages of the album with Babas D´allah and Del Pombero being the best tracks on the album.

The only downside for the album is that it ends on a whimper with final track Venenauta. As it's an experimental track that sadly doesn't offer anything new or exciting. I would have preferred a more substantial offering with longer instrumental grooves.

However, that doesn't stop Destierro y Siembra being a superbly entertaining and quirkly release that offers a refreshing change of pace from the South American Doom/Stoner Metal scene.

Words by Steve Howe


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