Beneath The Remains Review

artist: sepultura date: 01/27/2012 category: compact discs
sepultura: Beneath The Remains
Release Date: May 1989
Label: Roadrunner
Genres: Alternative Metal, Thrash, Death Metal/Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Progressive Metal
Number Of Tracks: 12
Sepultura's 1989 release, Beneath the Remains, marked the band's transition from third-world obscurity to major contenders in the international extreme metal arena.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.4 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.4 
 Users rating:
 9.3 
 Votes:
 32 
reviews (2) 9 comments vote for this album:
overall: 9.7
Beneath The Remains Reviewed by: ibanezonfire16, on december 20, 2006
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: The sound on this album is amazing. Sepultura's sound was way ahead of it's time, but their talent and hostile delivery makes them one of the best thrash bands to ever exist. Beneath The Remains is the 3rd album released by Sepultura, and it is considered one of the most influential thrast albums made. The instruments can be described as intense and brutal. Everything is tight and flows, and the solos are equal with many of the great thrashers. Each song has a unique flow to it, from the beautiful intro of beneath the remains to the brutal delivery of mass hypnosis. The sound is truly awesome. // 10

Lyrics: Government conspiracies, war, and hate are the main themes on the Beneath The Remains album. Although they are not the most original lyrics ever, they fit extremely well with the music, earning them extra points. Nothing seems out of place, and the delivery by Max Cavalera can only be described as awe inspiring. It's brutal, intense, and will get your blood pumping. // 9

Overall Impression: This is one heck of an album. It was released in 1989, but it sounds on par if not greater than many releases of today. The most impressive songs on this album are beneath the remains, and well, every other song. There is nothing I hate on this album, I love all of it. Before it were lost or stolen, I would make sure to have 10 extra copies of it so that it'll always be with me. All jokes aside, this album is phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and pick it up! // 10

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overall: 9
Beneath The Remains Reviewed by: Jack W. Striker, on january 27, 2012
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Sound: Perfect piece of Thrash Metal, with a good production and improved sounds from the last album, Sepultura is in his primus with this CD. From the hollow acoustic intro of "Beneath The Remains", to the headcrusher riff of "Hungry", Sepultura shows their best arsenal. Killing riffs like you can hear from "Beneath The Remains" and "Stronger Than Hate", powerful solos like "Mass Hypnosis" and "Inner Self", and of course, Igor's excellent drumming in the whole album. Without a doubt, a masterpiece that every Metalhead should possess. Only flawless would be "Hungry" and "Slaves Of Pain", they are good and thrashing songs but I feel them like they're fillers, otherwise good album. // 8

Lyrics: Lyrically they improved from the previous album, Max's english is better and now they express their hate and anger better. Hate, Agony, Pain, Death, Sorrow, What else you can ask? Even if they're repetitive and worldwise used, Sepultura can take that and make it better, if possible. You can feel the might in Max's voice in the songs, better than the screaming teenager of "Morbid Visions". // 9

Overall Impression: As I said before, Sepultura took their career in a whole next level with this album. Is a good example of Thrash Metal at it finest, and maybe Death Metal in a way or another, but excellent nonetheless. // 10

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