The Brazilian metal invasion took Europeans by surprise, but what else could we have expected from the explosive cocktail of Brazil’s highly sophisticated musical culture and the extreme conditions of daily life in that country?
Among many excellent bands, one exceptional group began to emerge: the metal kings from Belo Horizonte, Sepultura. Their musical journey is a fascinating one: from black and death metal through ethnic and downright nu-metal sounds, to original thrash metal. Equally extraordinary is the persistence with which they pursue this sonic crusade. Their ability to rise from the ashes of one lineup change after another and their indifference to shifting trends in metal: these are just two reasons why Sepultura remains at the top of the metal game. Look out for two more in 2020: their upcoming album Quadra and their performance at the Mystic Festival. We can’t wait for either.