We are going to start 2017 off with a bang. Our band of the week is none other than the Brazilian Thrash powerhouses Sepultura. Before we get into the obvious reasons of why, lets address the elephant in the room. Max and Igor are gone, Derrick Green has been in the band since 1998 so why not let all that past stuff go and enjoy this great band for the new music they are releasing on January 13th.
The new album titled "Machine Messiah' is a blend of classic thrash with many International influences apparent. The MVP of Sepultura, Andreas Kisser dominates this album with hearty riffs sparking many head banging worthy moments. You only really need to hear one song to know how good this album is... "Iceberg Dances" is as close to perfect as a modern thrash song can be. If you're stuck in the past of Sepultura you are going to miss out on a great piece of metal to start 2017. - Martell
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Sepultura's early influences were heavy metal groups such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Celtic Frost and Slayer, and death metal bands like Possessed and Death. Andreas Kisser affirmed that "without Slayer, Sepultura would never be possible". MTV has called Sepultura the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history and "perhaps the most important heavy metal band of the '90s". In 1993, Robert Baird of Phoenix New Times wrote that the band played "machine-gun-tempo mayhem" and that the members "love to attack organized religion and repressive government".
The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden. The stunning cover artwork for Machine Messiah was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.