Formed in 2007 by singer Tato Deluca, the band ACLLA has a lyrical purpose entirely focused on the conflicts humankind has been facing in the beginning of this new millennium: a world subject to imminent climate change, the growing awareness of people about their responsibility towards the environment and, of course, people’s internal conflicts. How to face each day in such a chaotic world? How to worry about nature and feel like part of it if we firstly have to heal our own wounds? To answer these and other questions, Tato Deluca decided to use music to encourage people to discuss these issues and reconnect to Earth. Deluca, with producer Ricardo Nagata’s help, gathered a first-class team of musicians: Bruno Ladislau (bass guitar); Denison Fernandes and Chrystian Dozza (guitars); Eloy Casagrande (drums); and Tato Deluca (vocals).
In April 2009, ACLLA started recording their debut album “Landscape Revolution”, that clearly shows the mixture of influences of the group. In a heavy style composed by modern tones and elaborate rhythms, “Landscape Revolution” shows passion and respect for nature exposing the alarming situation of the planet. “Do you really think we’ll be safe and untouchable as Nature falls?” – asks the lyric of the song “Beyond the Infinite Ocean”.
Besides the “attitude change”, the band also brings up matters such as overcoming, persistence and the relation between man and nature through the view of indigenous peoples.
All of it comes in a lot of Rock’n’Roll, sometimes heavier, sometimes softer, resulting in a great musical variety.
"While there are many bands that are working on the good old heavy metal style, much of the new generation finds it understandably outdated and simply does not give the proper attention it might deserve. But the newest band Aclla was able to reinvigorate considerably this style and, and more, without forgetting its basic characteristics in this amazing debut. You can find references to the European and 80’s metal bands, but they mixed and matched their influences with such assertiveness, and wisely inserted some elements that made everything sound very up-to-date never sounding like a copy. It’s impossible not to praise the producer Ricardo Nagata (Eterna, Eyes Of Shiva), who, choosing the best audio tones, so fat and kinda rough, became a key to the final result of "Landscape Revolution. Brimming with positivism, many cool riffs, where each musician has plenty of space to show his technical performance in his instrument, the album is very heavy and exciting, where the initial trilogy represented by "The Totem", "The Hidden Dawn" and "Under Twilight Skies" may well be considered one of the best moments of 2010. "Landscape Revolution" also excels in the substance of their lyrical themes. The flag raised by Aclla looks upon one of the biggest challenges of this century: the responsibility to the environment. This theme sounds boring to you? Why? Considering all the cheap Satanism and goblins and dragons and fairies, a real concern about this blue sphere will never be enough, especially in a country that has so basic problems, where many find it natural to throw an empty beer can out of the car window, there on the street."
Ben Ami Scopinho – Editor from Whiplash.net
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