Ramon Ortiz (formerly of Puya) is back with a vengeance and with a new band. Ankla is his return to the music arena but this time he has cranked up the volume. With elements of thrash, hard and death metal, Ankla is a teeth rattling time. The drums are fast, the guitar cuts through everything and the vocals are raspy. Everything a metal fan could want with an added twist…Ortiz is a native of Puerto Rico and his heritage shows through in his music. There are still some Latin sounds and beats within the music, but metal is definitely the primary focus. Pay close attention to the percussion on the album as it is worth it as it is unique sounding and adds a nice element to the music. A nice 'modern' metal band who are experimenting with the boundaries of metal.