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Arise

Sepultura

1991

Arise

Album Summary

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Rating

2.68

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4587

Genres

  • Metal
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Sun May 09 2021
5

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.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
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.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

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

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

SEPULTURA! BR PORRA!

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

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.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

Perfect croissant making music

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Ok this thing RIPS. I love the ambient sections between songs it really gives a sense of space

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Fri Mar 12 2021
4

Arise is a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lyrically it’s a bit silly at times but still holds up in terms of their playing

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Sun Jul 11 2021
4

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.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

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!

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

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

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Sun Nov 08 2020
3

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

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

Cool riffs

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

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.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
2

Forgot to listen :(

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Wed Jan 13 2021
1

not my thing

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Wed Jan 27 2021
1

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

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Thu Nov 05 2020
5

wow awesome thrash metal band. Never heard of them but a big fan

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

Gnarly!!!

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

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.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

Amazing trash metal I miss Max Calavera

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

Steengoed Sepultura album, iets meer death dan het Chaos A.D. album

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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

In my top 5 favourite metal records of all time, easily. Maybe top 3.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Fucking old school Sepultura. Enough said.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
5

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.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Thrash Metal with an experimental edge, the rare non-Scandinavian metal band really blows it out of the park with this

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

sweet, just what I expected, can't wait to hear it in my car

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

O começo da confirmação da poder do metal brasileiro.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Yeah, with a couple of exceptions, this is a bloody good album.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
5

An all time banger. Peak form between this and Chaos AD

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

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.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

Classic trash metal album. Not a big fan of the genre but knew this album and it is perfect of course.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

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

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Some great metal riffs!

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Wed Jan 06 2021
4

Sometimes a bit too unmeldodic/hard, overall quite nice.

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Wed Jan 06 2021
4

Jope...

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

Best thrash metal I've ever heard

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

great band sound, singing can be a little grating but overall powers hard

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

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

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

'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

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

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.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

De los pocos grupos de metal que sí me gustan

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

Definitely a head banger. Surprised I've never listened to these guys, especially in my youth

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Thu Jul 01 2021
4

Great energy for an early shift.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

Not their BEST album but still one of their best. 🤘🤘

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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

16 year old Jon loved this

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

I dig it!

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

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"

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

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.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

Pretty samey but thrash metal is up there as one of my preferred metal subgenres. 7/10

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Sun Nov 28 2021
4

7/10 solid metal album but didn't really stand out

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

I enjoyed the metal

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

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.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

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

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Fri Mar 04 2022
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.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Shows no mercy

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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

A very dark album . They created an apocalyptic mood throughout the whole album . Particularly loved the title track and the Motörhead cover of Orgasmatron.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
4

4/5

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Thu Jun 30 2022
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!

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Sun Jul 03 2022
4

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/

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

very good no where near as good as roots but it's also hard to compare as they sound completely different

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

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

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

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.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

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.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

One of the albums that got me into metal. Still very good, but a little too much polka for my taste.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Shit rips.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Sepultura ARISE!

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

What a ride. Great pace and intensity.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

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.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

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.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Ahh, good old fashioned thrash. A very fine soundtrack to the morning commute. Like a shot of caffeine right in the tearduct.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

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

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

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.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

Pretty darn good rawk. 4 stars.

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Thu Sep 24 2020
3

Not my style, but done well? I like Altered State the best, I think.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

I love the sound of heavy metal in the morning

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

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.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

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.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Dubon metal, ca brasse pas mal. Desesperate cry est ma prefere. 3.20

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

Pretty good. Too much metal recently though

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Thu May 27 2021
3

its pretty intense. made it most of the way there. i dont get angry enough for this music, but its almost a 4.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

Septallica 👍🏽

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

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

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Sun Mar 14 2021
3

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

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Fri Apr 09 2021
3

Hard one to review, because I don't have much to compare it to. It felt a little repetitive at time, but that might be because my ears aren't tuned to death metal. I liked the drumming in parts though. Rating: 2.5/5

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

I can see why white kids in 1991 thought this was pretty cool but not my thing

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Mon Apr 26 2021
3

Mal was anderes. Nie wirklich gehört davor.

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Mad vibes

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Thu May 13 2021
3

Thrash metal. Assume Power Trip had Sepultura as a major influence as there are major similarities. May just be the nature of thrash. Im sure it was a game changer back when it was released but didn't do much for me, felt a bit samey

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Wed Sep 08 2021
3

Album art is a really good representation of what you'll get with this album. All the songs seem to blend together and I think that's the point. Solid metal, but not entirely for me

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Sun Sep 12 2021
3

Rating: 6/10

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Mon Oct 11 2021
3

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.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Hay veces que descubres grupos cuando ya tienen discos anteriores y al ponerte al día puede ocurrir que te gusten más o menos. Yo soy más de los Sepultura de Chaos A.D. y Roots, aquí me faltan cosas. Igualmente se deja escuchar y entiendo que a poco que te guste el Metal es disfrutable.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

Spotless metal riffs and drum sequences, palatable vocals Arise, under siege

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Fri Oct 22 2021
3

This kind of grew on me, like a mediocre Ministry album. A couple of the tracks are great, but not enough to push this into four stars for me.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

Not as in my wheelhouse as Roots, just seemed a little more basic and thrash. Not bad, definitely enjoyable, but I've heard better.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
3

Of all the 'metal' bands in the 90ies Sepultura was the only one I kind of liked (I'm putting 'metal' in quotes because I don't know enough about the genre to be able to specifyy the correct (sub)genre). To be more exact I thought Roots Bloody Roots, which played on MTV a lot, was a bit of a banger. I'm usually not really looking for aggression in my music consumption but that song seemed to be able to channel aggression into a monster of a hooks and the addition of the Brazilian percussion elements made it musically more interesting (to me) than its peers. This sounds like the band that made Roots Bloody Roots but with a dozen or so songs that are not as interesting as Roots Bloody Roots. 5/10

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

meh

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

It is good, but it didn't particularly grab me. Wore it's influences a bit too much on its sleeve. Not enough to make me want to leave and go and listen to Metallica, but it was still there.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

Ok, but doesn't add anything to what Metallica achieved 8 years earlier.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

I like metal. I don't really love metal, but you can play me a metal song and I'll probably enjoy it. Thrash is probably my favorite genre, but I don't love metal so I don't listen to it much. Arise is a thrash album, it's a good one. Nine songs, all of them good songs. If you're thinking in terms of the big four, Sepultura is definitely the closest to Slayer in terms of their style of thrash. However, I think something Slayer did that was important was actually make each song stand on its own. Every song on Reign In Blood, for example, is definitively its own track that also stands well in context of a full album. Arise kind of felt like nine solid songs that blended together, with nothing standing out or being notable in almost any of them. By the end of the album I was almost forgetting I was listening to an album, and when the deluxe tracks from Spotify started I just didn't notice because the end of the album had no indicators of being such. It's a very middle of the road album because of this, and picking a best and worst song is a pain in the ass because of it.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
3

There's a lot of communication going on between band members that keeps the tracks constantly evolving with sicks riffs and rapid drumming. In the midst of it all lies serene melodies as in "Desperate Cry". We got a mix of mostly thrash metal with some fast-paced death metal that serves as a good introduction to metal of the era, during a time of dramatic transition between 80s predominantly thrash and the style splits of the 90s. It's still true to form, which is both a blessing and a curse. There are lots of good songs, with others having their impressive moments, but they're not putting anything new or interesting to the table. There's no reason for me to replay this album over other thrash or death metal albums unless I suddenly remember a tune I want to revisit. Also, following the first few songs felt pretty weak, although I'm quite partial toward "Altered State," and the bonus track "Orgasmatron" was actually a decent cover. Favorites: Arise, Dead Embryonic Cells, Desperate Cry, Altered State

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

Quite enjoyed this one, and they are an interesting band to read about. Orgasmatron and Dead Embryonic Cells stood out to me. 3 stars as I would be happy to listen to them again but realistically won't make any effort to do so

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Mon Dec 20 2021
3

Very very solid. Arise goes straight ahead from beginning to end, with a few interesting twists and turns. The album is a bit flat to the stylistically uninitiated, but I would gladly pick it from a thrash lineup.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

Detta var ändå förvånandsvärt bra.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

Bra metal, långt ifrån min favoritgenre men avsaknaden av de mer cringe:iga inslagen gör det till ett uppskattat inslag i listan. Lyckas ta det som är bra i metal och lämna det som är dåligt. Inte så spännande mixning och hade gärna hört gitarren tydligare, nu ligger den som någon suddig matta i bakgrunden?

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Sun Jan 02 2022
3

Better than Roots for sure. Not very memorable but I enjoyed it while listenig.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

There are some good songs but I wasn't that in to it as a whole.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

Wasn’t as bad as I feared, quite enjoyable really but I wouldn’t usually go for this genre. Nevertheless, it helped me clean the floor so 3*

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Mon Jan 10 2022
3

I listened all the way through and enjoyed what I heard, but all the songs blended into one enormous song for me.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

Arise by Sepultura (1991) Wow. Brazilian death/thrash metal with virtuoso performances by drummer Igor Cavalera and lead guitarist Andreas Kisser, and solidly paired overlay by bassist Paulo Jr. and rhythm guitarist Max Cavalera, this driving, pounding descent into nihilistic rampage is breathtaking. Blinding tempos and growly, yelling lead vocals by Max Cavalera lack variety, but hey, that’s thrash. If the first few tracks become boring, hang in there. The sixth track, “Altered State” and seventh track “Under Siege (Regnum Irae)” are nice compositions, the latter including some modest theological reflection on the hypostatic union, but with predictable results. Lyrics consist mostly of litanies nasty noun phrases, ill-connected, but all equally harrowing. One must include the ‘bonus’ closing track, a cover of Motörhead’s “Orgasmatron”, because it was included on the Brazilian release, even if not in the UK or US. It’s anti-religious kerygma that seems unaware of its internal contradictions, but it’s the only track on the album that actually has a message. Cool, but don’t let your mother catch you listening. 3/5

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Mon Jan 17 2022
3

Well done but a bit fatiguing. Cool to hear the roots of a what is a very familiar sound

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

This is very good fun. Relentlessly fast metal that blasts you straight in the face. However, as it goes on, there is very little tonal variety - it is fun, but has the effect of eating 12 Easter eggs in a row.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

Much more interesting than I remembered. Thrash that's more leaning toward Pantera groove.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

Intricate metal that sounds like the start of later metal. A decent listen.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

Pretty good from what I heard of it, I’ll have to listen to it a few more times though. I’ve got a feeling it’ll grow on me.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Not in the Metallica/Slayer/Megadeath/Anthrax category for me, but pretty good. I found two songs that are quite runnable for me. Definitely not for everyone and I don't love it, but I can hear some influences on bands that I do love (mainly Bring Me the Horizon and Slipknot). I had no idea these guys were Brazillian.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Just enough variation to keep me interested. Just too much repetition to keep me hooked.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
3

Having previously experienced the amazing "Roots" album, "Arise" is a near perfect example of looking back in time and seeing how a band can get better. The album is a bit rough with the band's maturity still growing, lacking the cohesively chaotic enjoyment of "Roots" but one can still hear the elements that would surely meld together years later. "Arise" is definitely the sound of a band that grew from the 80s and evolving with the 90s. The sound is the one of kids in a garage just letting it all go, except there is a noticeable discipline that can be heard and for that alone, this album is a testament to the metal genre. Overall, this is not "Roots" so there is missing a certain innovation and use of creative outlets that impacted this review's first impression, but "Arise" succeeds as a solid metal album. Guitars are full of sound rather than sounding hollow questioning whether or not a bass player exists, the percussion is disciplined, the vocals gritty yet musically sensical. This is metal as it should be, melodically intense promoting an aggressive sense of calm.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Hoewel ik af en toe van iets stevig houd, vond ik dit nogal een homogeen album. zat weinig verrassend in

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

I enjoyed this. It takes a bit of stamina but there's some awesome riffs on this

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

Classic Heavy Metal from the 90s, not my favourite genre at all but this album managed to just stay within the "hardness"-threshold I can tolerate

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

The tracks with the acoustic guitars provide this otherwise plain metal album some dynamics. The older I get, the more I feel this genre is not for me.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Thrash rock. Seemed ok

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Mon Sep 05 2022
3

Toit.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

favorite: dead embryonic cells

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Music of the devil

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Mon Sep 12 2022
3

As a metal fan, I never really listened to Sepultura, but I’ve listened to a lot of the thrash that came out of the 80’s, and while this is one of the better ones, it doesn’t really differentiate itself that much in my view. It’s a solid thrash album, but having heard Roots, which in my view is where Sepultura solidly differentiated itself from other thrash bands and hit its creative apex, it’s hard to give this a high review.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Very accessible metal, not a punishment to listen to.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

I think it was enjoyable but nothing special. Solid heavy metal. There was some filler.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Arise definitely sits in an interesting zone between thrash and death metal. I think the two albums which came after with Max Cavalera really refined Sepultura into the recognisable sound I have of them in my head. Arise is a solid album with not a lot of filler. But it also doesn't standout to me in comparison to other albums at the time.

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Mon Oct 10 2022
3

Jaksoin kuunnella alusta loppuun, vaikka en ookaan mikään metalhead, eli ei tää nyt ihan huono voinu olla!

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Tue Oct 11 2022
3

It can be that they are one of the bands responsible for defining the formula, but this album is absolutely formulaic. I have never been a fan of growled vocals - I prefer vocalists who can sing, and the absence of this weighs heavily against Sepultura. The rhythm section is solid as is to be expected. The lead guitar is uninspiring however. After three or four tracks it gets rather boring - all too much the same.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

Arise - its one of these albums.. Dead embryonic cells - points just for the little Tbh👍 Desperate cry - some nice differentiation here between two sections Murder- cheery titles.. Cute👍 All other songs much the same Altered state👍 I guess this is good for what it is but it just doesn't appeal to me 3/5

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

Very unique. I've known them from Ratamahatta, but their other songs are good as well. This album is personally just not my taste.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
3

Not bad but gets repetitive fast

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Wow I am thoroughly surprised and elated that Sepultura have an album on this list. I bet if you polled death metal bands/players today, 99% of them would mention Sepultura as being an influence to them. I personally have several old band members that have Sepultura tattoos! They are great. Really amazing. Brazilian trailblazers that brought tribal rhythms to thrashy guitars and guttural, animalistic vocals. This album is the start of a 3-record span of albums that really blew open death/thrash metal- "Arise" "Chaos AD" and "Roots". While I'm REALLY glad there is a Sepultura album on here, I think that "Chaos AD" or "Roots" would have been better choices. Both of those are more refined (in a good way- you can make an argument that says "why would I want "refined" when I'm looking for animalistic thrash music?", but I promise it's better) and I think would have been better picks. SDA- if you never heard of Sepultura, listen to the track "Territory" on Chaos AD- specifically the drum solo intro. To me that captures everything about Sepultura in about 60 seconds of music. Actually listen to the whole track, it's got great lyrics (about tyranny and oppression ofc), guitar solos, everything. Speaking of guitar solos and performances, it's so funny to say but in the realm of heavy metal, this band is so tasteful. None of the members step on eachother's toes, none of them overdo anything and none of them under do (if overdo is a word then why isn't underdo) anything. They understand when there should be breaths in music- something that is the bane of many metal bands. With all of that being said, I think this album is a 3/5, and the two following albums are 4/5's. I would love if "Chaos AD" was on this list in place of "Arise".

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

So tight, so precise, so intense. I love the drumming in particular - there’s a lot of power in the playing but it’s really focused and on point. I can’t imagine how in sync with your bandmates you have to be to pull off music like this. There are some very drastic time signature and tempo changes but every band member clicks into place like a machine. Sepultura has a brutal, punishing style but it’s carefully controlled. I admire the technical precision of the band but one thing holding me back from loving the music is that a lot of songs blur together for me. I’m sure the more I listen to the album, the more the different songs will stand out. But I could use a little more color or personality to distinguish the songs.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

3.75

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Wed Jan 20 2021
2

can't stand the voice, but everything else was a'ight

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

Não gosto de metal

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Thu Apr 01 2021
2

Thrash metal. Not my genre.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
2

Think there are some good ideas here but after a while all the chugging sounds the same. Would have loved more exploration of the harmony blending on 'Dead Embryonic Cells' or the solo work on 'Murder.'

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Wed Mar 17 2021
2

well...the album cover is cool

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Mon Mar 15 2021
2

i'm sorry no

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

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.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
2

A veces quisiera que me gustará más el metal, pero nomás no.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

I might be too old for this now. It just gave me a headache. The music is good for what it is, I guess. Just not my thing.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

Not a metal fan

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Wed Feb 17 2021
2

Musically decent, within the genre. I really hate the yelling style of singing though.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
2

i dont like thrash metal

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Fri Jun 25 2021
2

Did not listen, very heavy

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Sun Apr 04 2021
2

Hard rock muy potente, quizás demasiado. Se me pasó el gusto ya por este tipo de música, aún así no dejan de ser buenos en lo suyo.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
2

Repetitive but some great thrash riffage.

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Tue Jan 05 2021
2

It's OK, but not something I can really enjoy. The singing is a bit annoying to me. The guitars sound pretty good initially, but they get very samey very quickly. The drumming is good. On the whole, there was way too little variation within individual songs and they were too long. The album wasn't so bad, but very unvaried and I didn't feel like it, so I only listened to half.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
2

Better than expected and enjoyed the occasional breakdown and melodic guitar line. Apparently, I've seen them live. Heavy metal baby!

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Sun Mar 14 2021
2

Love the giger esque fantasy style album cover and the actual music isn't as bad as I feared. That's not to say I enjoyed it, the 'singing' adds absolutely nothing for me but some of the extended instrumentals are reminiscent of classic attitude era wrestling themes

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Wed May 05 2021
2

Not my cup of tea. 6.2/10

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Fri Jul 09 2021
2

Not for me. I can get behind the music, but the vocals really don’t give me what I need.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
2

Not my thing but I get the appeal

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Mon Jun 07 2021
2

I really didn’t like this album, but occasionally it had cool rhythms and I guess I could see someone liking it

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Mon Jul 26 2021
2

The grunty vocals kinda spoil some potentially interestingly crafted songs

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Sun Aug 01 2021
2

This is hands down my favorite metal album that this list has generated so far. It still gave me a headache and was about 25 minutes too long. 2.5 stars, really.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

I don’t understand the appeal of these records.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
2

Not my bag, mannn

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

It was okay. A bit cookie-cutter and cliched as far as metal goes, although I suppose it wasn't so much at the time. Guitar solos were just widdly nonsense and lacking much in terms of musicality. Don't think I would listen to again.

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Sun Aug 15 2021
2

Le doy un 2 por no darle un 1....

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Thu Sep 09 2021
2

auch hier: muss das auf dieser liste sein?

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Sun Sep 19 2021
2

First listen. Must. Listen. Loud. First song Arise, kicked ass! It continues to kick ass after that. Not something I would listen to often, but when I'm in the mood....this would fit the bill. 2/5.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
2

Trtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrt

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Sun Oct 24 2021
2

Second listen. Still loud. Still hard to listen to. You really have to be in the mood for this kind of music to enjoy. The music is much more enjoyable than the screaming. 2/5

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Wed Nov 24 2021
2

11/23/21 Was not expecting something like this to pop up on the list. Very cool. Solos in "Desparate Cry" are wonderfully snaky. Mostly this type of metal is just exhausting to me. The latin flair was the only thing that made it even the least bit interesting.

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Sun Nov 28 2021
2

4/10. Long and metal. Like a skewer, but without delicious grilled meat and vegetables. In any case, wasn't really a bad album, I just don't like listening to fast-paced metal like this, it just sound like stress.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
2

metal

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Thu Dec 02 2021
2

If you enjoy rapid machine gun drums, throbbing baselines, roaring vocals and endless repetition on every song, then you would love this album! I'll give it +4 because this might be as good as it gets for this genre of music. Then I'll subtract -3 because I don't like this genre, but add +1 because it has balls and it's not the worst thing I've heard here. (I'm talking to you Def Leopard!)

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Fri Dec 10 2021
2

More musical value than Napalm Death. Less comedy value though.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

Is it me, or does this sound really quaint? Metal has that bizarre quality nowadays: the mainstream has acclimatised to the genre enough that the casual listener may well find this safe, twee and pedestrian. I may have started that paragraph sarkily, but with thought I realised it's exactly right. Sepultura, and by extension death metal as a whole, occupies such a sonically conservative cul-de-sac that it feels cosy and reassuring to people who like this music and nothing but tedious to those who don't. Me, I guess I find it rather boring, but I believe that the aspects I found soporific would comfort and tranquilise a fan, and that's fine. Just don't pretend it's hard. It hasn't been hard since 1993 at the very latest. Also, is the cover meant to be a scary monster? I think I stopped drawing such beasts aged 10.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
2

Finally some uplifting music. lol It's interesting that these brothers played at Rock in Rio in 1991. I expect my Rio friend's gf would have wanted to bolt a little before the band played three quarters of their set. Yeah the music is fucking noisy although I do get a small amount of enjoyment from some of the percusision and guitar playing. This and the fact it’s the time of year to be generous uplifts it.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
2

You know what, I actually appreciated the musicality of the album. I suppose I’m a little more open-minded after hearing this album when it comes to heavy or death metal. But it’s still a no for me.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
2

Technically I'm sure this is impressive, but thrash was never my thing. Boring and samey.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
2

That vocal just sits in the perfect spot in the mix. Dead Embryonic Cells is as heavy as any song could get get at this time. Digging the into on Desperate Cry. However this album really feels repetitive. It doesn't go anywhere. The wild solo on Subtraction could have had more room to breathe. The Orgasmatron cover puts it into the same sonic style as the rest of the album, which felt like a chore to listen to.

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Wed May 04 2022
2

Oh no. This isn't something I like at all.

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Tue May 03 2022
2

This thrash (?) metal is not my style. Angry music goes against my yacht rock sensibilities.

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Mon May 23 2022
2

Not my kind of rock

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Fri Jun 03 2022
2

I like a lot of metal, but not this. It's the vocals that kill it for me.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
2

I don't listen to a lot of thrash or metal (and related styles), but I definitely can appreciate how this kind of music is full of some amazing musicians. To make it work well at a high level, the precision is serious, serious work, and this band shows it in spades. It's as harsh in some ways as I know they mean it to be, yet I surprised myself by enjoying quite a few of the tracks. At times, the vocals make me kind of giggle a bit only because they sing like someone mocking the genre; of course, that's how parody works, I know. To my untrained ear -- as mentioned, I really don't know much about or listen to this type of music -- the tracks all started sounding the same to me, but I'm sure a more experienced listener would be able to point out for me what I'm missing. Excellent musicans, no doubt.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
2

Hmmmmmmm a little thrashy for me but good

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

I like my speed metal speedy. This is a little less speedy than I’d like it. That said, I acknowledge the musical importance and the death metal groundbreaking. Death-breaking. Yeah, that’s it.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
2

trying too hard to sound good makes you sound bad

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Wed Sep 14 2022
2

No thanks

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

I like less thrash guitars and this had a minimum of that. But what it did have was great.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
2

eugh, once again.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
2

Not a fan of the album. Neither the riffs or the lyrics moved me

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Fri Oct 28 2022
2

Прослушано! Не зашел вообще

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Wed Nov 09 2022
2

Well, that was certainly an album. I'm not at all a fan of this type of music, but strangely enough this sort of fit my mood today. It's election day 2022 here in the US, and like many I'm feeling apprehensive and also angry at the ongoing efforts by the republican party to delegitimize our elections so they can try to gain and hold onto power despite the will of the people. Not to mention their efforts to turn back the clock on issues like abortion, gay marriage, social security, healthcare, etc. etc. etc. So that's why I'm boosting my rating for this album to 2 stars instead of 1.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
2

Molto casinista. Un po' tutto uguale e senza particolari guizzi: noioso.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
2

No head banging for me

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Fri Jul 02 2021
1

Nunca me gusto de morro... menos ahora de viejo

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Fri Feb 05 2021
1

Not for me

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