Sepultura
Beneath the Remains


4.0
excellent

Review

by Chainwork USER (2 Reviews)
November 8th, 2005 | 10 replies | 2,449 views


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist


0 of 3 thought this review was well written

Sepultura is the biggest metal act to come from the third-world country of Brazil. On their third release, Beneath The Remains, the Brazilian quartet went from obscurity to major contenders in the world of metal. This release saw the band coming together as one and shows the roots of what is to become one of the most important extreme metal acts of the 90's.

Lineup:
Max Cavalera - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Andreas Kisser - Lead Guitar
Paublo Jr. - Bass
Igor Cavalera - Drums

The album starts off with a soft, touching acoustic, before fading into the brutal title track. The momentum of the speed and fury continues through out the entire album, even on the last notes of "Primitve Future". Production wise the album sounds a bit under-produced, yet you are able to hear the individual instruments if you play close attention. The guitar weave in and out perfectly, while the bass and drums compliment a powerful, speedy rhythm section. Vocally, Max hasn't quite developed his powerhouse voice we've come to know, yet he makes up for it, with a quick vocal attack with lyrics ranging from terrorizing soldiers to the apocolypse. On that subject, the lyrics of Beneath the Remains are almost entirely political, dealing with the harsh after effects of a changing Brazilian regime. The band take their anger and translate it into songs like their first hit "Inner Self" and the progaganda-based "Mass Hypnosis" (both highlights). In the midst of the album, contains a three song suite highlighted by the awesome instrumental "Sarcastic Existence", all of which contain lightning quick double bass of Igor Cavalera and a number of impressive solos courtesy of Adreas Kisser. Overall, Sepultura bring to the table a very consistent album with little flaws. A definite purchase for Sepultura fans, and strong buy for most fans of thrash and death metal.

Pros
- No filler
- Impressive Guitar and Drum work
- Consistent song writing

Cons
- Low production
- A bit samey
- Underdeveloped vocals

Recommended Tracks
- Sarcastic Existence
- Inner Self
- Slaves of Pain

All in all, as a strong release and one of my favorite Sep albums, I give it a strong 4 / 5.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Thor
November 8th 2005



10183 Comments


There wasn't enough detal in this review.

Storm In A Teacup
November 8th 2005



12701 Comments


Two more paragraphs and this would have been a good review.

Arrakakaka
November 8th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My friend's mom dated the drummer at one point. Didn't he live with a drum tribe for 6 years to study percussion?

Chainwork
November 8th 2005



10 Comments


Alright, I'll edit it later when I have more time. This is my first review off of MX awhile ago and I just transfered it. I've been meaning to update it anyways.

ocelot-05
November 9th 2005



807 Comments


Chainwork, I like your icon. I've seen it before, and have a feeling that might happen in the future. Decent review, but you finished kind of abruptly. Needs to be a little bit longer.

Cravinov13
December 15th 2005



3854 Comments


"A bit samey" WTF??????????

Pinball Map
January 27th 2006



39 Comments


this album > secks

the review needs more detail though. I'll review this one day.

Apocalyptic Raids
February 27th 2006



810 Comments


Great album.

Not as good as Schizophrenia though.

BassMasterMike88
April 5th 2006



9 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I liked it better then Schizophrenia but thats just my opinion, if you can make a wholsem album with no filler tracks then you really have somthing going for you.



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