- Released: August 19, 2003
- Label: EMI Latin
- 1.A Donde Estabas? - (Spanish)
- 2.Soy un Novato - (Spanish)
- 3.Cuantas Veces? - (Spanish)
- 4.Eso Duele - (Spanish)
- 5.Invisible - (Spanish)
- 6.Si Pudiera
- 7.Aunque Me Duela - (Spanish)
- 8.Siempre Al Final - (Spanish)
- 9.Historia de Amor - (Spanish)
- 10.Si Nos Tenemos - (Spanish)
Intocable includes: Ricardo Munoz, Rene Martinez, Daniel Sanchez, Sergio Serna, Felix Salinas.
Recorded at Velasquez Music, San Antonio, Texas.
NUESTRO DESTINO ESTABA ESCRITO was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album.
Their destiny is indeed written--on the Billboard charts. You don't have to listen to very much of NUESTRO DESTINO? to realize that Zapata, Texas-based Intocable (Untouchable) are one hot Norteno outfit. Instrumental and percussive flourishes abound, and there's an energy that lifts the band head and shoulders above many of its contemporaries. There's nothing too uptempo here, but there is an omnipresent, effortless sense of swing on songs such as the waltz-time "Invisible," which needs no translation to infect one's hips and feet.
There's classic Norteno, too, on the rocking two-step "Aunque Me Duela" ("Although It Hurts Me"), while the band shows it's not afraid to experiment, with the naturalistic sound of "Siempre Al Final" ("Always in the End"). If you've never experienced contemporary Norteno before, Intocable is a fine outfit to start with, and NUESTRO DESTINO? an ideal introduction to the band's discography.