Sepultura – Machine Messiah

Rating: 5/5
Distributor/label: Nuclear Blast Records
Released: 2017
Buy Album [URL]: http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd/sepultura-machine-messiah.html
Band Website: http://www.sepultura.com.br/ 

Band line-up:Sepultura - Machine Messiah - Artwork

Derrick Green – Lead Vocals
Andreas Kisser – Guitars
Paulo Jr. – Bass
Eloy Casagrande – Drums

Tracklistings:

01. Machine Messiah
02. I Am The Enemy
03. Phantom Self
04. Alethea
05. Iceberg Dances
06. Sworn Oath
07. Resistant Parasites
08. Silent Violence
09. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God

Review:

A new year, and what a better way to start it off than with a new Sepultura album? After 4 years, Sepultura are back with another masterpiece, this time titled Machine Messiah. Beautifully composed tracks, balance between pure thrash metal sound and elements that only the masterminds behind Sepultura can accomplish. Doing one of his finest job, vocalist Derrick does a world-class performance on the whole album. The band, getting themselves 100% in the album, consider this as one of their best albums, not only in the Derrick era, but mainly in their career so far.

The album itself, it is not that melodically fast as you would expect from a thrash metal album, but the vocals correspond to this pace as perfectly as is can be. Introducing the album is the track named “Machine Messiah”. It starts calmly with, deep vocals but then it turns to everything that you’d expect from Sepultura. As the next song begins “I am The Enemy” you get a pretty good taste of what Sepultura are still capable of, after all these years.

The composition of the album is phenomenal. The solos of Andreas are pure masterpieces. As Sepultura are known to add some other elements in their music, Andreas follows them and creates what may be couple of his best solos ever.

The lyrics, as always at top level, deliver their message to the crowd. The vocal interpretation of the lyrics with the heavy deep voice of Derrick just adds up to the heaviness that the album already has. Listening to the album you can really feel the dedication and energy invested in creating this album.

All in all this is a very good release from a big band from the caliber of Sepultura. It would definitively not disappoint any real Sepultura fan and mainly, not any metal fan.

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