The first international band on the Golly Gee Records label, Estrume'n'tal is a metal-surf-punk-instrumental band from Brazil with such diverse influences as The Ventures, Ramones, Dick Dale, Stooges, Man or Astro-Man? and traditional Brazilian hillbilly guitar, black music and Brazilian 60's musical vanguard movements. The sound is 'thick and intense', as Phil Dirt says, and the live performances are even more raw and powerful. Who would imagine Brazil would produce a surf music band so many light-years ahead of traditional surf.
"Estrume'n'tal is an innovative and energetic instrumental rock 'n' roll band from Brazil. There is a burgeoning surf music scene in Brazil that is putting out some very unique instro and I'm excited that Golly Gee Records has released this fine album by Estrume'n'tal. Their songs are turbo-charged with high energy and hard-driving, multi-layered rhythms while maintaining that essential element, melody, that is the mark of a good instrumental. Most of these songs are originals, but even the covers Estrume'n'tal make their own. I could go song-by-song and give detailed descriptions, but suffice it to say that after repeated listenings, I'm still discovering more to like about this album!"
Tom Hinders, Tsunami Soul Surfer Radio Show