Arise is the fourth studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, released in 1991 by Roadrunner Records. Upon its release, the album received top reviews from heavy metal magazines such as Rock Hard, Kerrang! and Metal Forces. Arise is considered Sepultura's finest hour among longtime fans. While the music on Arise was mostly in the same death/thrash style as their previous album, Beneath the Remains, it was clear that the Sepultura sound was acquiring an experimental edge. The album presented their first incursions with industrial music, hardcore punk and Latin percussion. The tour (1991–1992) that supported the album was the group's longest at that time, totalling 220 shows in 39 countries. During this trek, the album went gold in Indonesia—the band's first music industry certification. By the tour's end, Arise had achieved platinum sales worldwide. Although lead guitarist Andreas Kisser stated that Arise "took a lot of the same direction" as their previous album, Beneath the Remains, it was clear that their music had somehow changed. Sepultura's usual breakneck pace became toned down a bit; drummer Igor Cavalera started using groove-laden rhythms. According to metal specialist Don Kaye, the album "represented the band taking their initial death/thrash sound to its logical conclusion." Arise also found the band opening up to non-metal influences. Bands such as Einstürzende Neubauten, Nine Inch Nails, The Young Gods, and Ministry were already part of Sepultura's listening habits, and slight touches of industrial music can be traced through the use of samples and sound effects. A trademark of a later phase—Latin percussion and "tribal" drumming—made its first appearance on the song "Altered State". The band's old love for hardcore punk is evident on "Subtraction" and "Desperate Cry".Wikipedia
I listen to this album a few times a week, have done since I was about 12 (I'm 37 now lol). It's metal perfection, simple as that. I couldn't think of anything I'd change - everything is exactly as it should be. Scott Burns deserves a fucking award for the production, too. 5/5.
Even though I'm on record as a fan of metal, I've often skipped Sepultura because they just always seemed so try-hard. They seem to work so hard to come across extra shocking and creepy. But this, friends, is why you shouldn't judge an album by its cover. This record is straight up fire. It lives in that liminal zone between thrash and death metal that lends itself to really tasty grooves which practically spark with high-voltage current. It's super energetic without being frantic or chaotic, controlled without being robotic, and switches from face-melting guitar licks to heavy, pounding groves without missing a beat or losing an ounce of power. It's a damn good example of the genre.
Compared to what I thought this was gonna to sound like starting off, this album was actually really badass. Every time I thought they were about to lose me they hit a guitar solo or breakdown that was hitting the spot. Definitely will go back to this when I’m in the mood
I was taken aback by this record. Can't say that I expected to be listening to 90s Brazilian death metal today! While it's hard to imagine what it would take for me to love a metal album, I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. Still better than John Martyn. Perhaps it was just the Friday afternoon productivity boost I needed. Maybe I'm on to something here... Join me next week for my TED talk on "death metal in the workplace." Rating 2.5/5 Favourite song: Desperate Cry has got some serious twists and turns
What an odd choice to include this album - which is pretty by-the-numbers thrash metal - when the following Sepultura album, Chaos A.D., would see them making a genre-defining groove metal album incorporating elements of traditional Brazilian tribal music. At least Roots made the list... but Arise over Chaos A.D.? Weird. Very weird. Still good... but not the album that should be on the list.
SEPULTURA! BR PORRA!
Good metal enjoyed it a lot. Crazy guitar solos and riffs. Nasty drums and grimy vocals, loved it. Favorite song, Dead Embryonic Cells. Will definitely be returning to the project when I'm in the mood, 6/8.
Perfect croissant making music
Ok this thing RIPS. I love the ambient sections between songs it really gives a sense of space
Arise is a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lyrically it’s a bit silly at times but still holds up in terms of their playing
I'll admit it: I am a big metalhead. The music here even overrides the vocals (which are growly but not terrible). I'm all about this. I can't call it perfect but it's absolutely a high level.
Äntligen lite METAL Alltså det är cool beans men också uppenbart att de vill låta maximalt som Slayer, ibland kanske nästan för mycket? Äh jag gillade!
I previously reviewed the album Roots by Sepultura. Although that album was in some ways more creative than this one, I think Arise is the better album of the two, with more tonal consistency and arrangements that are a little more ear friendly (as far as Sepultura albums go LOL). This is high energy, thrashy music that burns. Musically it's really good, with magnificent guitars by Andreas Kisser and wicked drumming by Igor Cavalera. It's a top notch metal album. Fave Songs: Murder, Meaningless Movements, Altered State, Under Siege (Regnum Irae), Desperate Cry
There are moments when this thrash metal band uses its incredible technical ability to allow the speed with which they play to generate some forward momentum, but mostly they're happy to mindlessly assault the senses. What disappoints me most is they show flashes of something approaching interesting, but won't commit to it. Best track: Desperate Cry
Alles drin, was damals für mich an Sepultura neu und aufregend war (Metal war nicht mein Ding): Blast Beats, Brutalität, Ambient Sounds aber gleichzeitig so konzentriert, kompakt, ohne die (ich kannte und kenne mich im Metal nicht aus) damals üblichen Leder- und Gore-Klischees zu bedienen. Die Indie-Variante von Thrashmetal sozusagen. Gut zum Autofahren, gut für die Arbeit im Home Office.
Not a huge fan of the genre. Very hit or miss for me. I didn’t hate it, but to me, a song without melodies and vocals that incorporate a scale is more performance art than music.
Forgot to listen :(
not my thing
It might be the most brilliant Ablum of it's genere of all times but I can't listen to it. They seem to be capable though
wow awesome thrash metal band. Never heard of them but a big fan
No había escuchado este pedo. Me atrevo a decir que está en el top 3 de mejores disco de trash de la historia. Tiene todo lo que necesitas: riffs veloces, solos increíbles, gruñidos, letras sobre el fin del mundo, coros gritados. Fabuloso. Le doy 420 estrellas.
Amazing trash metal I miss Max Calavera
Steengoed Sepultura album, iets meer death dan het Chaos A.D. album
In my top 5 favourite metal records of all time, easily. Maybe top 3.
Fucking old school Sepultura. Enough said.
I enjoyed this album way harder than I thought I would. I normally don't enjoy death metal too much. But the vocals are brutal and raw. Just some really solid stuff. Add in the artwork too, it feels so classic. Overall do I think this album is a 5/5? Maybe not in a Objective but from my personal perspective? this feels really good honestly.
Thrash Metal with an experimental edge, the rare non-Scandinavian metal band really blows it out of the park with this
sweet, just what I expected, can't wait to hear it in my car
O começo da confirmação da poder do metal brasileiro.
Yeah, with a couple of exceptions, this is a bloody good album.
An all time banger. Peak form between this and Chaos AD
I once heard this described as a 'riff Bible'. It is such an incredible album and it does surprise me that it is on this list, even if it is my favourite Sepultura album.
Classic trash metal album. Not a big fan of the genre but knew this album and it is perfect of course.
A Thrash classic, raw energy and power in every single track already heard it but gladly gave it a spin, still as good as I remember
Some great metal riffs!
Sometimes a bit too unmeldodic/hard, overall quite nice.
Best thrash metal I've ever heard
great band sound, singing can be a little grating but overall powers hard
A pesar de que el metal y el heavy metal no son mi hit, ya lo he dicho, pues no la pasé mal con este disco, aunque si no supiera de antes que Sepultura es una banda brasileña, jamás lo imaginaría (???). En fin, espero que los fans del género si lo aprecien o a mí hasta me gustó a veces por ignorante. Las canciones que me gustaron sobre todo: "Desperate Cry" y "Meaningless Movements". 7.5/10
'Dead Embryonic Cells' is a very strong track. Not a fan of the formulaic thrash metal sections, but the slower parts are more interesting and nuanced. 7/10, groovy
Is this la batucada death metal? jaja, No, pues ya en serio, me gustó bastante la batería en este disco, una velocidad chidita dentro de los límites humanos, sin el vicio de loopear con computadora al x1000 las percusiones pa que suene echo la madre y sonar malitos malotes (tal vez sí lo hicieron, jaja, pero no suena a una magnitud tan surreal como lo que ya en el black se estaba produciendo). Un sonido pesado a gusto dentro del death noventero, aunque algo anticuado para mi gusto porque me suena de repente a las producciones del trash. Substracction tiene un ritmito bouncy que me tuvo haciendo un bailecito, creo que esa fue la que más me gustó. Altered State también me inspiró un instinto asesino :v Mood: Muéranse todos, muéranse todos, al bailar, al bailar, come on, come on, baby.
De los pocos grupos de metal que sí me gustan
Definitely a head banger. Surprised I've never listened to these guys, especially in my youth
Great energy for an early shift.
Not their BEST album but still one of their best. 🤘🤘
16 year old Jon loved this
I dig it!
The first few songs sound like a pretty basic hardcore/thrash record, but it does get a little more experimental as it progresses. It's enough to separate it from the big four. Favorite tracks: "Altered State", "Subtraction", "Under Seige"
Definitely some solid thrash here. It doesn't hit quite as high as Roots for me, but it proves that early Sepultura was no slouch at all.
Pretty samey but thrash metal is up there as one of my preferred metal subgenres. 7/10
7/10 solid metal album but didn't really stand out
I enjoyed the metal
I don't know who thought this was death metal but sure Jan okay. Either way, a very solid album with some great riffs and strong vibes throughout.
Fucking awesome metal album! I would listen to this when I was young and forgot about it. I enjoyed to everloving shit out of this.... 5. I slept on it and will give it a 4.4
A solid thrash metal album that is quite similar to Slayer's 80s albums from Reign in Blood and onwards with some Megadeth thrown into the mix. It doesn't have the same uniqueness as Sepultura's later 90s album which has stronger influences from Latin rhythm and percussion (although I am not a massive fan of the groove metal approach they take, so I prefer this), but is however still a very good album.
Shows no mercy
A very dark album . They created an apocalyptic mood throughout the whole album . Particularly loved the title track and the Motörhead cover of Orgasmatron.
Surprisingly good! As a teenager, I was into punk and thought metal was cheesy. Now I think they're both pretty cheesy but occasionally great. I love the energy of this style of thrash metal. I like the dystopian atmosphere of despair paired with some killer grooves. For this style of music, I find 30-35 mins makes the perfect album. This is about ten minutes too long - but it's a small complaint. 4*
I don't even like thrash metal that much, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. I'd definitely listen to it again and I plan on checking out their other records. Pretty good stuff!
I have heard of this band but I am not familiar with any of their albums or songs. Another band that I was very psyched to check out. Sounds like classic thrash metal which I love and is one of my favorite genres. This album came out around the golden age of Thrash metal and its very apparent how much they are influenced by bands like Slayer and to a lesser extent Metallica. I can hear similarities in their riffs and the singer sounds a lot like the singer from Slayer to me. Also very similar lyrical themes that Slayer sang about. I loved this album a lot and I will be doing a deep dive of their discography to see what else they have produced over the years. \m/
very good no where near as good as roots but it's also hard to compare as they sound completely different
Rightly brutal and helped me work off the bad mood I was in when I listened to it. Not as much of an impact for me as Roots is which came up for me to listen to a couple of weeks ago
First; Igor is an absolute beast behind the kit. Few combines the incredible speed and sheer power that he puts behind every hit. Arise is where I really start paying attention to the Sepultura discography. Venturing further away from their death metal roots (get it? lol) and experimenting with latin instrumentation and industrial really suits their take on thrash metal. I say this with absolute no knowledge of the subject whatsoever, but this is one of the greatest records to come out of Brazil in the early 90’s.
The influences from Master of Puppets are obvious, but Sepultura's fourth record is more brutal and experimenting in nature. And the drumming is just slightly more tight, as heard on 'Subtraction'. A monster of a track with a brutality in the higher end of the thrash metal spectrum. The legendary title track is equally as brutal and sets the tone for this entire tour de force of industrial-inspired thrash.
One of the albums that got me into metal. Still very good, but a little too much polka for my taste.
What a ride. Great pace and intensity.
The album is OK. I like the hooks and riffs, very memorable thus far. I'm not super big on metal, truthfully. The most metal thing I listen to is Metallica. But I can definitely vibe with this, and I like the mood it creates.
A pretty thrilling, high adrenaline ride, with a thrash metal band who can actually play and an ear for melody, structure and tone absent from similar band's efforts. The production is uniformly excellent and even though the subject matter is the usual tread through, er, death and facism and crushing uniformity (alright, I'm guessing mostly because I can't really tell), it doesn't mar the great soundscape and mode. Immerse, bang your head or just get some work done - smash the system whilst working for it.
Ahh, good old fashioned thrash. A very fine soundtrack to the morning commute. Like a shot of caffeine right in the tearduct.
Listened Before? N Wow, did I ever sleep on this album and this artist. This came out when I was a tween, and I should have gobbled it up during middle-high school. I didn't. I think I just may not have been ready for it. It seemed scary to a kid who the most intense thing they listened to was a bit of Slayer. The singer's voice is scary to a kid of the early 90's. Anyway, that being said, I'm now far beyond that and I have heard more extreme things on a Sunday morning. This album is a masterpiece of metal. I could tell from the first listen that I had been missing out. The musical talent and energy behind this recording is top-notch. Great stuff! Added to Library: N (but I would have in the past) Songs added to playlist: Desperate Cry
Al abordaje del thrash metal de una forma directa y estremecedora, a este gran álbum, se le suma la gran incursión en otros géneros bien heavy como el post hardcore: con su frenética característica, el metal industrial: con el uso de samples que no salen de lo pesado y la variada instrumentación: con incursiones hasta en la percusión latina. Es el cuarto álbum de esta banda originaria de Brasil y que sorprende muy para bien. Las instrumentales, la interpretación, lo bien encajado que está todo y el nivel de talento musical es alucinante. Me parece un thrash muy equilibrado en cuanto a producción y a su vez muy frenético. El metal muchas veces se basa en los cambios de ritmos, en las distintas sensaciones que te va dando el transcurrir de los temas y el groove que te haga mover la cabeza. Todos estos son requisitos que el álbum cumple a la perfección y hacen de su escucha una experiencia increíble.
Pretty darn good rawk. 4 stars.
quality headbanger metal, but with a darker, more simmery energy compared to the hype-thrash of other classic records. would do my taxes to this album.
I've heard of Sepultura before via a documentary I was watching one time called "Global Metal" but I've never delved into their stuff before. They are a thrash metal band from Brazil, very similar to Slayer. The name "Sepultura" means 'grave' in Portuguese. The title track from this album "Arise" was banned from MTV America due it its apocalyptic religious imagery. I enjoyed this album. The ferocity and speed with which the band approaches their instruments is phenomenal. The beat is complex and ever changing, and the lyrics are heavily influenced by religion, doom, darkness, and war. This isn't something I can listen to every day, and it takes some listening to warm up to (I listened to the album 3 times today) but it is phenomenal in its own right. Favourite songs: Dead Embryonic Cells, Under Seige (Regnum Irae), Orgasmatron, Arise, Murder, Desperate Cry, Subtraction Least favourite song: I really can't pick one... 4/5
I liked it a lot more than I expected, not being familiar with the death metal genre. Much more melodic than I expected, with nicely surprising rhythmic and compositional changes throughout that kept me engaged. I liked it! And can see listening to it again, for the strong songwriting and sounds.
That’s Heavy fucking metal! What a great album from A band I have never listened to. I can see 5 finger death punch getting inspiration from a band like this. Easy 4! T3B 1. Desperate Cry 2. Arise 3. Dead Embryonic Cells
I needed that
good with a morning coffee
Interesting heavy music.
Never listened to Sepultura or any thrash metal for that matter. Better than I assumed it would be. Not the first album I'm going to reach for, but I liked it and the shredding kept everything interesting without getting into guitar virtuoso wankfest territory.
I’ve always found death metal to be a pretty difficult genre to get into, but these guys seem like they’re really going to be my intro. Instrumentation fucking slaps, so do the structure and chords. My problem bas always been associated with the degree of difficulty in understanding what the singer is saying, but Derrick Green floats that line between intelligible and death metal singer very well. Definitely one of, if not, my favorite death metal album. 4/5
It's a real decent thrash metal album. According to a lot of people their best, but I have a bit of a different opinion. In contrast to the great, hard and atmospheric Beneath the Remains that preceded Arise, I find quite a few songs on Arise unimaginative and log. Chaos AD after this one went in a different direction and for me, that's where they re-found a sense of experimentation, sounds and songwriting. This one falls in-between. Still good. Not great.
Really surprised I liked thrash so much. The breakdowns were the most interesting part to me. It's a shame the bass is mixed so low
Not my style, but done well? I like Altered State the best, I think.
I love the sound of heavy metal in the morning
I believe the actual musical ability of the band members is really good. The guitar riffs and the rhythm are great, but the lyrics and the singing leave much to be desired. Solid, but not for me.
Another genre I never really came around to. I respect the speed and precision of the instrumentation, and there's clearly more than average going on musically here. Typical of the genre I found the lyrics ho hum, and the vocalization does nothing for me.
Dubon metal, ca brasse pas mal. Desesperate cry est ma prefere. 3.20
Pretty good. Too much metal recently though
its pretty intense. made it most of the way there. i dont get angry enough for this music, but its almost a 4.
Thrash metal, kinda stuff that used to be on Tony Hawks back in the day. Actually don't mind it but not sure how it made it to the album generator lol. Actually really enjoying this further through haha, it's like the stuff that has influenced Terror. Easy a 3/5, more like a 3.5 tbf
Some great riffs and lead guitar work in parts but the constant blast beats and wanky solos get a bit much after a while. The growling vocals is what really holds it back for me though, that style of vocals is just beyond the cusp of what I can tolerate when it comes to metal. Best track: Desperate Cry