In a fiesty mood…

Title: Territory

Artist: Sepultura

Album: Chaos, A.D.

Year Released: 1993

What It Is: Brazilian thrash-speed metal with a social conscious. Before you run away in fear, consider that this song is complex, the lyrics are thoughtful and the musicianship is top notch. Oh, yeah, and it’s LOUD, too! God love it!

Riffage / Hookage: Monster riffs all the way through. The best part about it is that it’s not insanely fast where the riffage blurs together. You can hear and feel the riffs envelop your body.

Cowbell?: Excellent double bass drummin, though!

Words Of Wisdom: “Years Of Fighting
Teaching My Son
To Believe In That Man
Racist Human Being
Racist Ground Will Live
Shame And Regret
Of The Pride
You’ve Once Possessed”

A lot of their work is in support of the native Brazilians who have been oppressed brutally over the years. Coupled with the fact that the band grew up in third-world type poverty under a military dictatorship, then you kinda get why they’re a bit pissed off.

Mixology Report: Unfortunately, some will hear Max Cavalera’s vocals and tune out. So be careful. But my wife likes it!

Top Five Genius Results: Slayer – War Ensemble
Anthrax – Caught In A Mosh
Prong – Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
Megadeth – Wake Up Dead
Testament – Into The Pit

For The Good Of The Order: Sepultura was on their way to become the premier heavy metal band of the 90’s, but infighting led to Cavalera leaving the band. The whole was greater than the sum of the parts, and neither Sepultura nor Max’s band Soulfly ever caught the spark again.

Here’s the video. The Mrs. and I saw this one night after getting home from some carrying on in Indy during the days of “Headbangers Ball”, no doubt.

And they can kick ass live, too!