Sunday, 4 October 2015

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"Third world posse"
Year:  1992
Country:  Brazil
City:  Belo Horizonte
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5 (+ 3 bonus)
Time:  15 min.
Lyrical themes: social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore         Metal





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"Chaos a.d."
Year:  1993
Country:  Brazil
City:  Belo Horizonte
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  45 min.
Lyrical themes: social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Thrash Metal











































SEPULTURA is a brazilian thrash metal band from Belo Horizonte. Formed in 1984 by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera,  the band was a major force in the death metal, thrash metal and groove metal genres during the late 80s and early 90s, with their later experiments drawing influence from nu metal, hardcore, punk and industrial music. SEPULTURA has had several changes in its lineup since its formation, with Max and Igor Cavalera departing in 1996 and 2006, respectively. SEPULTURA's current line up consists of vocalist Derrick Green, guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Jr. and drummer Eloy Casagrande.
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"Refuse / Resist"
Year:  1994
Country:  Brazil
City:  Belo Horizonte
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  33 min.
Lyrical themes: social issues, politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore         Metal














































"Refuse / Resist" is SEPULTURA's third EP, released in 1994. The title song, also included as a single off the album Chaos A.D., is one of the band's best-known songs and remains a concert staple to this day. A music video was filmed for the single which features the band playing live at a festival intercut with footage of rioting and general unrest. This video can be found on the VHS "Third World Chaos", which was later released on DVD as part of the Chaos DVD. The intro to the song is the heartbeat of Max Cavalera's then-unborn first son Zyon. This song is also notable for having a 20 second growl at the end.
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"Roots"
Year:  1996
Country:  Brazil
City:  Belo Horizonte
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD
Tracks:  16
Time::  60 min.
Lyrical themes: social issues , politics
Genre:  rock
Style:        Thrash Metal











































Before Max Cavalera left to form Soulfly, there was no denying that Sepultura were a significant force in Brazilian heavy metal, proven by the band's openness to experimentation throughout their career, increasingly heading towards a point where dabbling not only in hardcore punk, but also in traditional Brazilian music wouldn't be out of the question. Roots, while not the best album of Sepultura's career, is an album that showcases a diverse mixture of styles, and should not be passed up for this reason.










The opening tracks showcase an interest in groove-oriented music, while the downtuned sound, as previously noted, recalls that of the Deftones and Korn. The drumming of "Roots Bloody Roots" channels a tribal influence, further explored through primitive chants and vocalization spread throughout the album. "Ratamahatta" features chanting coperformed by Cavalera and samba reggae musician Carlinhos Brown, with percussion performed by Korn drummer David Silveria.










The vocal duties of "Lookaway" is largely cohandled by Mike Patton and Korn's Jonathan Davis, with Patton providing wordless vocalization and humming while Davis provides throaty whispering. Also interesting, in addition to the influence of tribal music, is the incorporation of scratches by House of Pain's DJ Lethal. Two tracks break away from Sepultura's traditional hard edge - "Jasco" is a short piece performed on acoustic guitar, and "Itsári" consists of traditional music performed by members of the Xavante tribe. After one last rock song -- the hardcore punk effort "Dictatorshit" -- we are treated to the field recording "Canyon Jam", consisting largely of distant, offset tribal drumming.










Roots, often considered a masterpiece of Brazilian metal, is not without flaw -- much of the music is noisy and the loud, grinding guitar feedback and can sometimes be tiring. But there is also a lot of interesting things going on here. It's not a perfect album by any stretch, but it's certainly one of Sepultura's most interesting efforts, and it's definitely one of the most unique metal albums ever produced, though often overpraised, and definitely not Sepultura's best album. But it's a very strong, energetic effort -- the band is in high form here, and there's not a moment that seems lazy or ill-conceived. Roots should serve as the metalhead's introduction to diverse forms of music from beyond the globe. (*NOTE = this review was writen HERE ).
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"Nation"
Year:  2001
Country:  Brazil
City:  Belo Horizonte
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  52 min.
Genre:   rock
Style:       Thrash Metal        Hardcore



































"Nation" is the eighth studio album by the brazilian metal band SEPULTURA, released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records. "Nation" features guest appearances from artists such as hardcore band Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, punk band Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Ill Niño singer Cristian Machado, Bile frontman Krztoff and Apocalyptica. The album received better reviews than "Against", but sold fewer copies. As of April 2002, "Nation" has sold over 55.700 copies in the U.S. and went gold in Brazil. I personally think "Nation" is one of the best SEPULTURA albums next to unforgotten "Chaos A.D.". The band make a clear slow groove-metal with interesting different influences from hardcore to tribal or industrial. Lyrically the band has been clearly influenced by hardcore / punk attitude or point of view about life, society, ecology, economy, etc. really interesting.
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"Revolusongs"
Year:  2002
Country:  Brazil
City:  Belo Horizonte
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , EP
Tracks:  8
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Thrash        Electro        Pop     







































Another hidden gemm made by masters SEPULTURA, this time also as a mini-album with eight covers of bands so different such as: Hellhammer, Massive Attack, Public Enemy, Devo, Jane's Addiction, U2, Exodus and Titãs. And the band show once again its musical talent to make from thrash-metal to rap to synth-pop, to rock'n'roll, punk, etc. each song sounds radically different from the other one. Firstly can to look just a curiosity, but in fact is a true great (mini) album. There are two different cover art, the official one here above and another one made and distribute in Russia and ex-USSR republics.
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