Berto : “Oh how nice” I thought when I received this band to review, a band that only sings in Spanish, I will at least understand what they are on about. The sarcasm did not escape my wife, who reacted with something along the lines of “as if you could understand those other bands that you listen to and sing in English”. She has a point there and while I listen to Tunjum I can say that it does not matter which language they use, it comes across as one long unintelligible grunt.
On the other hand, as a band hailing from Peru, you have a head start with me, because let’s be honest: how many bands can you name that come from this picturesque country. Exactly, probably none. The classics have also penetrated Peru, as Tunjum uses influences from bands such as Incantation and Immolation on 'Deidades Del Inframundo'. If you take the album as a whole it can be labeled good, especially when you consider that it is a debut, but nowadays the bar is higher than just plain good. Tunjum, on the other hand, has the advantage that they show their own culture and roots in the lyrics and that gives them a bit of their own smugging, but musically they fish in a pond that is almost empty. Let it be clear that it is a great album for fans of Incantation and related bands, so do not be discouraged by a lack of originality. However, you will run into the problem that the songs during the course of the album are very similar. So be warned