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Sepultura – Machine Messiah

Sepultura in 2017 is challenging metal.

I’ve got to admit I’m one of those people that gave up on Sepultura when Max Cavalera left years ago. I considered the first few Sepultura albums – Morbid Visons (1986), Schizophrenia (1987), Beneath the Remains (1989) and Arise (1991) – thrash masterpieces and I never thought the band would be relevant again but time has proved me wrong.

Sepultura has now outlived the tenure of both Cavalera brothers and it’s time we embraced an accomplished act that has refused and resisted an untimely demise.

First and foremost this isn’t the Sepultura we grew up with. All accomplished musicians progress. As a result, the lifeless thrash riffs with boring tempos have morphed into unusual beats with abnormal grooves. All of which populate a revamped identity that is as formidable as the group’s mythical roots.

Sepultura in 2017 is challenging metal. The tempos and guitar work truly push the limits of quality and execution within an extreme framework. There is an epically evil quality throughout the record that refuses to be ignored. Highlight tracks for me are: “Machine Messiah”, “Phantom Self”, “Iceberg Dances”, “Resistant Parasites” and “Cyber God”

Sepultura has returned to the forefront with Machine Messiah. It’s an impressive combination of sound and style. A unique offering to the metal palate, I personally cannot wait to hear this new music executed live. The world is changing, rustic landscapes replaced with neon and concrete. Technology is our god now, it’s time to wake up and worship the Machine Messiah!! \m/

Track List:
1. Machine Messiah
2. I Am the Enemy
3. Phantom Self
4. Alethea
5. Iceberg Dances
6. Sworn Oath
7. Resistant Parasites
8. Silent Violence
9. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God

Sepultura are:
Andreas Kisser – Guitars
Derrick Green – Vocals
Eloy Casagrande – Drums
Paulo Jr. – Bass

Sepultura 2017

Photo credit: D.O. Blackley

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David Halbe
About David Halbe (270 Articles)
I live in the USA and I'm a fan of all types of metal: Black, Death, Hair, Thrash, Nu, Core, Sleeze, Stoner, Groove, etc... I have a huge collection of heavy metal CDs and I have been attending shows since 1986. Nothing is too extreme or poserish for me, if it rocks it rocks. Metal is the music we all have in common, it is our lifeblood. \m/

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