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Jet Jaguar: Endless Nights
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Jet Jaguar: Endless Nights

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Jet Jaguar was formed a mere six years ago in the Mexican resort city of Cancun. While still a relatively young outfit, the band has had the experiences of seasoned veterans. 2016 brought their EP Zero Hour, featuring the fan favorite, Rompiendo el Acero (Breaking The Steel). The following year, Jet Jaguar became the first Hispanic-American band to ever win the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle in Germany in August 2017. Horns up! for that accolade. This led them to play at major festivals in their native Mexico including Corona Hell and Heaven (featuring also Ozzy, Scorpions, and Priest, and more) and the Tecate Mexico Metal Fest. Now Jet Jaguar offers fans their debut long player, Endless Nights.

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Jet Jaguar offers listeners their version of traditional melodic heavy metal rock. Their tunes are powered by twin guitar harmony and solos, a sturdy rhythm section for speed and rock groove, a touch of synths here and there, and clean melodic vocals. Compositionally, the songs can range from power to melodic metal to melodic hard rock. Lyrically, excepting a few songs in Spanish (Tormenta and Nunca Mas), most are written in English.

Sampling a few tunes then, songs like Up To The Top and Race Of Die give listeners a bold start with sharp riffs and a big beat from the rhythm section before dropping into some heavy metal rock. Alternatively, Final Prayers and Jet Ranger finds Jet Jaguar exploring some power metal groove. The latter song offers a synth opening, but don't be fooled, the song races along. Final Prayers, however, is even faster, perhaps slowing for the generous guitar solos, only to put the pedal to the metal once more. The song is a bullet train. Perhaps the most interesting song is Blinding Lights, melodic metal rock song with good groove which features the band doing gang choral vocals. (Race Or Die also has some fine vocal harmony.) All said, Endless Lights proves Jet Jaguar to be a band with exceptional musical talent and strong songwriting skills, delivering some fine melodic metal rock. Easily recommended.



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Endless Lights proves Jet Jaguar to be a band with exceptional musical talent and strong songwriting skills, delivering some fine melodic metal rock. Easily recommended.

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