Xibalba Bid an Emotional, Explosive ‘Adios’
SoCal hardcore greats Xibalba recently announced their plans to follow up 2015's excellent Tierra Y Libertad LP with a three-track EP titled Diablo, Con Amor ... Adios. It's some of their most punishing material to date, and — remarkably, for these baddest of hombres — their most emotional work, too.
Case in point: "Adios," the EP's freshly revealed closer. Vocalist Nate Rebolledo sounds as rabid as ever, screaming and spitting like a caged wolf; a glance at the lyrics, however, reveals a human with a heavy heart, reflecting on good times long since passed. "With love, I say goodbye," he yowls into the void. "Here is my last stand, a sincere message / Maybe on deaf ears, but remember you and I." It's hard to listen to without getting goosebumps.
Read our interview with Rebolledo here, and don't forget to read up on that time the band shot a video with Lil Uzi Vert and ASAP Ferg.