Nu-metal outfit Atzmus, hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, recently gave their 2015 EP Ser Humano (To Be Human) a streaming release for American audiences. The re-release includes the bonus track “Insurgente” (Insurgent), which, along with the rest of the record, will be included on the group’s upcoming third album, also entitled Ser Humano.
Formed in late 2008, Atzmus (named for a Kabbalah term that translates as “Divine essence”), the band has released two prior albums, 2009’s Ciudad de Luz (City of Light) and 2013’s No Hay Mundo Sin Amor (There’s No World Without Love). In between, they have had considerable success in their home country, including a feature in the Argentine Rolling Stone, appearing in director Daniel Burman’s 2012 film La suerte en tus manos, and spots at La Trastienda Club and the Pepsi Music Festival.
In the aforelinked Rolling Stone piece, frontman Eliezer Barletta, himself a Hasidic Jew, responds to a question about the band’s spirituality: “[N]o one imposes anything on anyone. Sometimes we think that to develop concepts of union or peace between men we have to think all the same, believe all the same, but peace is not homogeneity...There may be men without religion but men can not [be] without love, because the basis and foundation of the world is love. And for that, as musicians we make songs with lyrics that invite reflection and inner development.”
Check out the title video from the EP below. RIYL: Demon Hunter, Disturbed, System of a Down, Orphaned Land.
(Hat tip to Ash at That’s Frum!? for the find.)