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The death metal tour of the year
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It will be tough for any death metal tour to top this one: Nile/Immolation/Krisiun/Dreaming Dead/Abigail Williams. (The tour starts tomorrow; see dates here and ticket info here
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Troops of Doom
Sepultura's "Troops of Doom" is a sleeper classic. With a strong Celtic Frost influence, it's short and sweet and does everything in all the right places. As Sepultura's oldest "hit," it remains in the band's set lists to this day. Thus, liv…
Sepultura – A-Lex
Sepultura was probably my favorite metal band of the '90s. After Max Cavalera left, I dutifully kept following the band. It was a tough friend to keep around. With each new Sepultura record, I would have the same reaction 30 seconds in: "God, this sucks
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Sepultura – Revolusongs
Speaking of "Bullet the Blue Sky," Sepultura recorded the song for their 2002 covers EP Revolusongs, which came out in Brazil and Japan, as well as on the limited edition digipak of Roorback. The Derrick Green era of Sepultura has generally underperformed, so it's unsurprisin…
Fight Amp, Avenger of Blood, Brutus, and more
Fight Amp
At Pitchfork, I've reviewed Fight Amp, a '90s AmRep throwback whom I suspect has a Danzig fetish. The recording is tough; the guy-girl vocals are tougher. At All Music Guide, I've reviewed Avenger of Blood (German thrash from Las Vegas), Barbara (artful Israeli sickness), Bilk (Croatian d…
Ratos de Por
Speaking of rats, Brazil's Ratos de Porão ("basement rats") began in 1981. In 1984, they released Crucificados Pelo Sistema, purportedly the first hardcore punk album in South America. You may recognize the name from Sepultura's cover of the title track on 1993&a…
The Ordher – Weaponize
The Ordher consist of ex-members of Brazilian death metal bands Rebaelliun and Nephasth, the latter of whom appeared on Relapse's Brazilian Assault compilation back in 2000. Their full-length debut, Weaponize, is a departure from the technical death metal that's Unique Leader's trade…
Vougan – Silent Souls
What a debut! Vougan is a Brazilian power metal quintet that impresses mightily on the Silent Souls EP, available as a free download. The EP contains five tracks - an instrumental plus two fast and two slow tunes. The faster numbers have hints of Priest, as well as other unexpected bits...

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