Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Blunt force trauma - The Roots of Sepultura!
As far metal is concerned, me is the firm believer that the 90s belonged to this group of Brazilians. Hailing from the impoverished slums of Sao Paolo, these merry band of thrashers fooking shook the metal world with their unique tribal sounds & death-speed-thrash-punk amalgamation.
That's why to highlight the fact Sepultura (it means Grave in Portuguese) was no run-of-the-mill metal act, me has chosen this compilation album (no, its not Roots the album although it has the same cover) which has plenty of great covers, alternate takes & fooking blistering live performances.
Me was lucky enough to see this band not once but twice during their Arise world tour & they were quite simply the most brutal & technically efficient band me has ever had the fooking pleasure to headbang to. Powerful, melodic & earth-shatteringly heavy all at the same time whilst retaining a sound that was instantly recognisable as Sepultura's. Like their national football team circa 1970, Sepultura is a fooking national treasure. Bringing pride to the homeland & plenty of joy to minions everywhere.
To download Sepultura's Roots of Sepultura (1996), click here:
2. C.I.U. (Criminals In Uniform)
4. Dead Embryonic Cells (Original Mix)
5. Desperate Cry (Original Mix)
6. Murder (Original Mix)
7. Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (Original Mix)
8. Necromancer (Demo Version)
9. The Past Reborns The Storms (Demo Version)
10.A Hora E A Vez Do Cabelo Nascer
12.Crucificados Pelo Sistema
16.Inner Self (live)
17.Mass Hypnosis (live)
18.Escape To The Void (live)
19.Troops Of Doom (live)
20.Altered State (live)
Fer those who have never had the pleasure of being aurally-assaulted by these South Americans, here's the vid to Dead Embroynic Cells:
ps: Me knows me always say this but this is seriously essential. Enjoy!
pps: Fooking check out Sepultura's killer version of Motorhead's Orgasmatron!