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The Return of Los Gauchos

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Not to detract from the efforts of Nobel Prize winner Luis Federico Leloir, heralded footballer Diego Armando Maradona or even the tango, but Martin, Agustin and Emilio Jorge are quite possibly the best thing to ever come from the beloved country of Argentina. In an interview I did with Los Gauchos earlier this year the brothers expressed their love for heavy music citing Sepultura, Iron Maiden and King Diamond amongst their favorite bands. With the group’s latest set of covers they prove this to be quite evident once again, delivering solid renditions of tracks by Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Pantera amongst others. Another such band the boys love is Metallica, and I don’t know that I’ve ever heard a better rendition of “Fuel” than this blistering interpretation. (It must be noted that young bassist Martin has apparently branched out his wardrobe, this time around focusing on Sponge Bob rather than his oft-dawned Pokemon attire.)