THE TROOPS OF DOOM – THE RISE OF THE HERESY
Whispering Dead Words
A lot of people (including me) are interested in alternative history, so this description is best for this album; what if Sepultura continued with the sound they had at the beginning of their careers?
The Troops Of Doom is the band of former Sepulture guitarist Jairo Guedz, which continues the sound they had during the early stages. Along with him, the band consists of bassist / vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis).
The album begins with Whispering Dead Words, whose beginning sounds a lot like a soundtrack horror movie, to which riffs come at lightning speed that even Hellhammer wouldn’t be ashamed of, while Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea is a good reminder of the Morbid Visions album, as well as why Sepultura is a great band.
That J.Guedz is a key part of Sepultura is evidenced by the song The Confessinal, where Marc Rizzo, guitarist of Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, came as a guest.
The Rise Of Heresy, the title track is the biggest hit of this album. The best description could be like a hidden gem from Sepultura’s debut Bestial Devastation.
There are also bonus songs, and covers of Sepultura’s classics Bestial Devastation and Troops of Doom, which, along with their freshness, do not lose the brutality of the original.
If you love Sepultura, as well as Hellhammer / Celtic Frost, Possesed and Venom, this is as created for you.
Review by Hrvoje Bubic