Obviously the reviewer ‘ MeTalHeaD4Ever “DEath” ‘ didn’t listen to these CD’s, because he mentions tracks (Spit) that aren’t even on this 2CD-set.
What this CD-set displays is a raw and unedited testament of the sheer destruction that Sepultura leaves behind when playing live. The concert consists of 20 songs, picked out of all their albums from 1985 to 2003, plus one intro.
Put this CD in your CD-player and listen to the bone-chilling intro featuring all the intro’s of all the albums mixed together. From the childish, primitive, ‘evil’ voice of Bestial Devastation, to the acoustic intro to Beneath the Remains, to the cricket noise of Roots and the amazing cello/guitar collaboration (Valtio) of Nation. When the intro fades away the audience chants ‘Sepultura! Sepultura!’ and the mayhem begins.
Relentless drumming, awesome guitar-riffing, vocals that send shivers down your spine.. Most of the older songs are sped up some more, and all are peformed flawlessly.
Some extra’s are thrown in in the shape of Alex Camargo from Krisiun singing together with Derrick on Necromancer, Jairo Guedz (original Sepultura guitarist) playing rhythm on the aforementioned track and Troops of Doom, Joao Gordo from RDP ’singing’ along on Reza and Biotech is Godzilla.
The only place of rest on this CD is Bullet the Blue Sky, an harshened cover of U2, and a cover of Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos originally by Public Enemy.
While the mix and production may not be perfect, these discs should get in your CD-player, volume on 10, and thrash away!
The peformance is amazingly tight, the audience shouts and songs along, the song choice is excellent, and the guys from Seps clearly enjoy it all!
Get this, and the Double-DVD, and enjoy it until Sepultura come to a town near you – wich is an even better experience than the DVD or CD set!
The waiting is for their next studio album, Dante XXI, next year…