If there’s a good example of a Portuguese music group that didn’t quite fulfill its potential, Ornatos Violeta is most definitely one of these. Initially known as Suores dos Reis, Ornatos Violeta produced in 1991. Its lineup was nearly formed from the starting, save for a limited period where in fact the vocals had been taken care of by Ricardo. Along with his departure, Manel Cruz got his acoustic guitar strap off and assumed lead vocalist duties, with Unísio Donas arriving on board to try out secrets. Peixe on acoustic guitar, Nuno Prata on bass, and Kinorm on drums finished a lineup which would stay unchanged before end. Ornatos Violeta began producing some waves in 1994, if they won probably the most Original Band honor at an unsigned music group contest advertised by national general public Television network RTP2. A yr later on, three of their demonstration songs managed to get into an unsigned music group compilation, furthering their hype. A continuing live schedule just improved it, leading ultimately to an archive agreement with BMG Portugal. Released in 1997, debut recording Cão! came to general essential and lover acclaim, showing a audio which got equal motivation from resources as different as Trust FORGET ABOUT, Soundgarden, Nick Cave, or Echo & the Bunnymen. Furthermore, the effectiveness of their concert events just intensified the compliment. The album offered close enough to control a metallic plaque, mainly on the effectiveness of singles “Punk Moda Funk,” “Mata-me Outra Vez,” and “A Dama perform Sinal.” A yr later on, Ornatos Violeta were able to get a best fresh music group gong at an honours show advertised by renowned music newspapers Blitz. In the same yr, the music group introduced a fresh music, “Tempo de Nascer,” which released a far more Radiohead-like epic experience to their currently mixed-up audio. That new taste was completely endorsed by enough time the second recording, O Monstro Precisa de Amigos, found its way to 1999. The record verified the debut’s guarantee, managing to nearly go precious metal, buoyed from the singles “Ouvi Dizer” (a duet with Portuguese entertainment star Vítor Espadinha) and “Capitão Love” (also a duet, with Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes). The next year, music paper Blitz showered them with an increase of awards: Band of the Year, Melody of the entire year (“Ouvi Dizer”), Male Tone of voice of the entire year (Manel Cruz), and Record of the entire year. Pursuing speculation about the band’s potential, Ornatos Violeta announced their parting in 2002, abandoning a still-active cult and the sensation that their genuine breakthrough was however to come. 2 yrs later on, Manel Cruz and Peixe resurfaced in Pluto, while Nuno Prata released his debut single recording in 2006 and Unísio Donas shaped Per7ume. Kinorm became a visual designer.