- Released: October 22, 2002
- Label: Roadrunner Records
Q - Summer/01, p.1043 stars out of 5
- "...South American nu-metal with a strong Latin undercurrent...frontman Christian Marchado is equally adept at venting his spleen in English and Portuguese..."
- 1.God Save Us
- 2.If You Still Hate Me
- 4.Nothing's Clear
- 5.What Comes Around
- 9.I Am Loco
- 10.No Murder
- 11.Rip Out Your Eyes
- 12.Revolution / Revolucion
- 13.With You
- 14.Fallen - (bonus track)
- 15.God Save Us - (live, bonus track)
- 16.Eye For an Eye - (live, bonus track)
- 17.What Comes Around - (Spanish version, bonus track)
- 18.Unreal - (Spanish version, bonus track)
Ill Nino: Christian Machado (vocals); Jordel Paisante, Marc Rizzo (guitar); Lazaro Pina (bass); Dave Chavarri (drums); Roger Vasquez (percussion).
Additional personnel includes: Krztoff (keyboards, synthesizer); Omar Clavlio (programming, samples); DJ Skratch (vinyl scratches).
Producers include: Dave Chavarri, Ill Nino, Christian Machado, Steve Regina.
Engineers include: Henri Martinez, Laz Pina, Dave Chavarri.
Recorded at Showplace Studios, Dover, New Jersey.
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Ill Nino: Christian Michado (vocals); Marc Rizzo (acoustic guitar, guitar); Jardel Paisante (guitar); Lazaro Pino (bass); Dave Chavarri (drums); Robert Vasquez (percussion).
Additional personnel: Krztoff (keyboards, synthesizer); Omar Clavijo (programming, samples); DJ Skratch (scratches).
Recorded at Showplace Studios, Denver, Colorado.
Contradictions that confound expectations of Ill NiĄo pop up throughout the band's debut disc. The gruesome cover and politically charged song titles imply a harder-than-thou thrash-fest that never materializes, as the band is one of the most sonorous of their ilk. At the same time, the Spanish surnames and band moniker implies gimmickry, but Ill NiĄo ain't a Puya; the Spanish lyrics and Latin flavor enhances without becoming overwrought. At times, Revolution Revolucíon seems almost too sedate, and it does fall into some of the usual rap-metal trappings in spite of itself, but overall this is an excellent debut for fans who lean more to the cerebral side of modern metallic endeavors. ~ Brian O'Neill