The Storm was a sevillian hard-progressive-rock band, with strong
influencies of Deep Purple and that classical Hammond sound. They
recorded two LPs, the first one "The Storm" in 1974, originally published
by Basf, is the one that deserves the attention because the second one,
"El día de la Tormenta", recorded some years later, lacked all the
qualities of the former. In "The Storm" one can find instrumental themes
like "Un señor llamado Fernández de Córdoba"
(dedicated to their manager),
"Crazy machine" and "Experiencia sin órgano", really amazing. It makes hard to believe that in those years a spanish band could sound
that way (overwhelming). The voices were good, similar to the british
hard bands (Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, etc) using the Hammond as a
key instrumento in their sound. "I am busy" or "Woman mine" for example,
were a blast. Their only drawback was that their english were rather
weak (those times in Spain… you know). That record is a very
appreciated collector's item today. (Orlando Iglesias)
Luis Genil passed away in March, 2004. After that the band rejoined
with a female singer to perform live shows.
In 2013 a box set was released containing their two long plays:
Lost in Time (2013)
Review of the record "The Storm"
Review of the record "El Día de la Tormenta" (in spanish)