'Lluvia' actually means rain and the act's previous moniker was 'The Rain In Endless Fall', hence the wetness of the opening paragraph. What might surprise you, especially with that in mind, is the fact that Lluvia is a Mexican one man project. Personally, I don't see Mexico as a country with a lot of rain but, judging from this album, it sure as hell can be dark, cold and eerie there. Plenty of atmosphere for a massive black metal album.
Beside an intro and some dark ambient breathers, which in their turn are pretty damn dark to begin with, this album is loaded with fierce black metal, often at an inhuman tempo. The level of intensity is immense and there are some damn awesome blackened riffs here. Vocals seem to have been recorded in the depths of hell, while the almost continuous drilling of the blast beats raged on in the soil above.
It's hard to decide if this is an old school album or a post-black metal album so I will leave that one up to you. In my opinion, this is one of those releases that could please Darkthrone, Emperor and Immortal fans just as much as fans of Wolves In The Throne Room, Wiegedood or Altar Of Plagues, especially highlights like title track 'Eternidad Solemne' and the blackened masterpiece 'Vientos de Olvido'.
If you are a black metal fan, you should definitely check out this (yep, I'll say it again) masterpiece. Perfect alternation between atmospheric passages and harsh outbursts, insane vocals, plenty of room for melody, solid production, you really shouldn't miss out on this one.