Los Pecados de Maria
Los Pecados De Maria combine the power of Hard Rock with the influences of their Latin heritage, to bring a loud and emotional mix to the rock en espanol genre. Formed in Chicago in 2004 the band was founded by lead vocalist Marialen Magana. Her inspiration for the group came after writing what would later become the bands first single, “Por Si Una Vez”. Choosing the direction of rock, and using her influences of traditional Mexican art and music, she formed an image for the band that would shape the culture for Los Pecados. The band started coming together when Tijuana Mexico native Javier Cazares jumped on board. His aggressive approach to the lead guitar was only complimented by the percussive style of bassist Agustin Santana. Their experience in song writing only became enhanced by the solid legwork of drummer Alex Reynoso. Together the three musicians along with Marialen began to shape the style of rock she had envisioned for the band. Performing with World acts such as EI Tri, Mago de Oz, Enanitos Verdes, Panteon Roccoco, Alejandra Guzman, and Gloria Trevi. The band’s live show has the energy and excitement that can only be experienced in person.
Po, Si Un. Pez opens with the emotional power of Marialen’s voice on Me Fui., giving listeners a sample of the Rock Latino that combines the traditional with the conventional rock. Acoustic Pop Empty Home displays some of the music Latin rockers are always looking to hear. Tequila, a fun party song, showcases the clever song writing tactics that keeps the band and their listeners singing. Song four is the title and single Por Si Una Vez. Marialen’s smokey voice, and passionate lyrics gives us an inside to the emotion that was the inspiration for the song. Soul on Fire is a slight departure of the bands style. Sung in English and Spanish, this song smooth rhythmic feel is an example of the bands willingness to experiment with their music. Other songs include rockers Todo Para Ti, Once Again, and Pecador. Songs like Promesa, and Don’t Let Me Be, are fun pop songs that round of a solid music set. Also included are two bonus tracks, the songs EL Rey, traditionally performed by Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Elefante, a children’s nursery rhyme. These two rockers can only be described as fun and entertaining, which is a tribute to the bands sense of humor and creativity.