I still very well remember the first time I heard TIERRA SANTA, back with their debut "Medieval" in 1999 (I know, released in 1997 originally, but Locomotive Music re-released it then), of course IRON MAIDEN came to my mind almost right away, but with a freshness and, of course, the Spanish lyrics, giving them their own touch and the songs were just great. After their follow up "Legendario" I managed to be the first German journalist to interview the guys (*proud look*) and by now "Indomable" is their fifth album already (with TMO as only webzine in the thanks list, I almost fell over when I read that, heh, muchas gracias!!!).
So could the guys preserve their verve and power and energy to this album, too? After a few light doubts after the first listen, I have to say that they could not fully! Opener "Alas De Fuego" sets off with a fiery lead guitar melody and "Indomable" follows it up in upbeat fashion, while "Quién Llora Hoy Por Tí" misses some of the fire that we are used to from TIERRA SANTA, more a Rock tune than one that would be typical for these guys. But "Las Walkirias" manages to make up for that, just like the powerful "Las Puertas Del Infierno", which marches straight ahead with the TIERRA SANTA typical guitars.
Overall "Indomable" cannot compete with their last two albums "Tierras De Leyenda" and "Sangre De Reyes", but even a TIERRA SANTA not in top form is better than most other Heavy/Power Metal bands at their best, so also "Indomable" is definitely a recommended album to fans of this style, also because they still do not use any pomp in their compositions, marking them down as more earthy for sure.
So, TIERRA SANTA still stands for good quality Metal from Spain! Olé! (Online May 7, 2003)