by Metal Jacket

1 – Territory (feat. David Ellefson) 4:50
2 – Cut-Throat (feat. Scott Ian) 2:44
3 – Sepulnation (feat. Danko Jones) 4:20
4 – Inner Self (feat. Phil Rind) 5:10
5 – Hatred Aside (feat. Angélica Burns, Mayara Puertas & Fernanda Lira) 4:03
6 – Mask (feat. Devin Townsend) 4:41
7 – Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering (feat. Emmily Barreto) 3:44
8 – Vandals Nest (feat. Alex Skolnick) 2:56
9 – Slave New World (feat. Matthew K. Heafy) 2:55
10 – Ratamahatta (feat. Joao Barone & Charles Gavin) 4:12
11 – Apes Of God (feat. Rob Cavestany) 3:16
12 – Phantom Self (feat. Mark Holcomb) 5:27
13 – Slaves Of Pain (feat. Fred Leclercq & Marcello Pompeu) 4:06
14 – Kaiowas (feat. Rafael Bittencourt) 4:14
15 – Orgasmatron (feat. Phil Campbell) 4:18

Release dateAugust 13, 2021

A year ago, Sepultura released their acclaimed album Quadra, but as was the case with everyone else, the Corona virus ground everything to an isolationist halt. During isolation, Sepultura recorded quite a few videos (some of which described the band’s history) of their stuff, in collaboration with various artists. Hence, the best description for this album would be a blend of a studio and live album.

So the album starts with Territory, with Dave Ellefson (ex bass player of Megadeth) and Cut-Throat with Scott Ian (guitarist of Anthrax).

We also have vocalist guests, such as the likes of Danko Jones featuring in Sepulnation; Fernando Lear (Crypta, ex Nervosa), Angelica Burns (Hatefulmurder), Mayara Puertas (Torture Squad) featured in Hatred Aside, who, alongside vocalist Derrick Green, give a new dimension.

There are also classics, such as Sacred Reich’s guitarist Phil Rind featured in Inner Self, and vocalist Marcel Pompeo (Korzus) and Kreator’s guitarist Fred Leclercq featuring in Slaves Of Pain.

That Sepultura has had a great influence on Trivum, is evidenced by Slave New World, who invited guest vocalist Trivum Mathew K. Heafy for their recording, while Ratamahatta track from the “Brazilian” album hosted their compatriots, Charles Gavin (Titas) and Joao Barone (Os Paralames do Successo) as supporting drummers.

We must not forget stuff from previous albums such as Vandal’s Nest, (with guest guitarist Devin Townsed), Apes Of Gods (Rob Cavestany, veteran thrash metal scene Bay Area, guitarist Death Angela) and Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering (with Emilly Barreto from Far Alaska).

The best description of this album would be the saying; when life brings you lemons, you make lemonade — and Sepultura demonstrated just that with this album, as in isolation doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing (although it wouldn’t be bad if there had been some stuff with the first guitarist, Jairo Guedz).

Review by Hrvoje Bubić 

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