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SEPULTURA - Chaos A.D. Groove Metal
VENOM - Black Metal Speed Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
ANGRA - Temple of Shadows Progressive Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller Power Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Powerslave NWoBHM
SLAYER - Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality Heavy Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple In Rock Hard Rock
THE PAX CECILIA - Blessed Are the Bonds Avant-garde Metal
RUSH - A Farewell to Kings Hard Rock
TOOL - 10,000 Days Progressive Metal
MINDFLOW - Mind Over Body Progressive Metal
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - The New Black Industrial Metal
RANDOM - Todo.s los colores del Progressive Metal
RANDOM MULLET - Capturing Moments Progressive Metal
RUSH - Rush In Rio Hard Rock
IRON MAIDEN - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Heavy Metal
CELTIC FROST - Monotheist Doom Metal

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Heavy Metal 56 3.63
2 Progressive Metal 52 4.10
3 Thrash Metal 47 3.56
4 Hard Rock 44 3.64
5 Power Metal 21 3.50
6 Stoner Metal 19 3.55
7 Alternative Metal 19 3.79
8 Non-Metal 18 3.47
9 Death Metal 15 3.80
10 Avant-garde Metal 12 3.88
11 Heavy Alternative Rock 8 2.81
12 Technical Death Metal 8 3.94
13 Black Metal 7 3.79
14 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 6 3.83
15 Doom Metal 6 4.00
16 NWoBHM 5 3.90
17 Proto-Metal 5 4.00
18 Sludge Metal 5 3.50
19 Industrial Metal 5 4.20
20 Melodic Death Metal 4 4.13
21 Groove Metal 4 4.00
22 Speed Metal 4 3.63
23 Gothic Metal 4 3.38
24 Cybergrind 4 3.63
25 US Power Metal 4 3.50
26 Brutal Death Metal 3 3.67
27 Grindcore 3 3.50
28 Folk Metal 3 3.83
29 Deathcore 3 3.33
30 Hardcore Punk 3 3.50
31 Mathcore 2 4.00
32 Nu Metal 2 2.50
33 Crust Punk 2 3.50
34 Traditional Doom Metal 2 3.00
35 Symphonic Black Metal 1 3.00
36 Symphonic Metal 1 3.50
37 Atmospheric Black Metal 1 4.00
38 Funeral Doom Metal 1 3.50
39 Funk Metal 1 3.00
40 Death-Doom Metal 1 3.50
41 Metal Related 1 4.50
42 Metalcore 1 4.50

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SURRA Somos Todos Culpados

EP · 2015 · Hardcore Punk
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"Somos Todos Culpados" (We Are All Guilty) is an EP from the brazilian hardcore band Surra.

Their sound is basically a blend of hardcore, crossover thrash and grindcore/powerviolence - the latter influences are more noticeable in the songs "Xerifão" (Big Sheriff) and Fim de Festa (End Of Party). It's also pretty evident the influence from other brazilian bands, like RATOS DE PORÃO and DFC.

It's a short release with only four songs, working more like an appetizer to the rest of their catalog. Bottom line, the music is pretty good and catchy, sometimes great, and, despite the language (all their releases are sung in portuguese), it's recommended to everyone who likes some violent hardcore with thrash influences.

SLEEP The Clarity

Single · 2014 · Stoner Metal
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Against all the probabilities, Sleep returned after a hiatus of 16 years, releasing a new song through the 2014 Adult Swim Singles – remembering that is free for download. Many acts return years after disbanding, and we all know that most of these returns weren't worth the wait...

But rejoice, fans of Sleep, you all can get high again! The line-up is not the same, since the original drummer left the band. Some people felt this loss, but I couldn't see the difference, really! The musicianship shown in this song, named The Clarity, is excellent. Many nods to Black Sabbath and the 70's hard rock/proto-doom bands, with a generous dose of psychedelia in the last half.

This song is recommendded for the stoner/doom metal fans. Check it out!

CLAUSTROFOBIA Peste

Album · 2012 · Thrash Metal
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Peste, the most recent album of Claustrofobia bring some surprises: the first is the track Nota 6.66. This is an instrumental 7 minute song, where Claustrofobia mix thrash metal with the brazilian percussion traditionally used on samba music! They were helped by the guys from Batuque de Corda, a group of percussion. The results are great, this track is all that Sepultura ever tried to do since Roots! There's even a cuíca solo! Don't expect any prog or avant-garde here, it's fast and violent thrash perfectly blended with samba.

Another surprise are the lyrics, all sung in portuguese. This is a welcomed to me, but don't worry if you are from a non-lusofone country: the songs in this album have enough brutality to delight all the thrashers around the world.

The drumming of Caio D'Angelo has improved greatly since their debut. The addition of a second guitar is also welcomed, bringing some subtleties to their sound. Sure, it's needed some listens to note these subtleties below the virulence of the sound!

The lyrics deal with personal and social struggles, a common theme in thrash metal. Peste is probably the best album of Claustrofobia. Check it out!

TORTURE DIVISION Satan, Sprit och Våld

Demo · 2012 · Death Metal
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Music – like almost everything in the world – can be selled. And generated a business tha moves million of dollars. But, some musicians remember us that music is an work of art, and therefore can be made only for passion and pleasure, without commercial motivation.

Let's see the case of Lord K. Philipson. He has a commercial band - Project Hate MCMXCIX -, whose albums are released by a big metal label. He is malso the leader of Torture Division, an excellent band of death metal. All the releases of TD are free for download, and the quality of their music are so good that most of the people must think they (the guys of TD) are crazy for do this without expecting to receive (much) money. But they do, and we must praise them for this!

But... and the music of Torture Division? It's brutal death metal, pure and simply! Their songs are varied, with crushing riffs – a very nice work with the bass and guitars. The drumming is relentless, but don't focusing in blasting beats all the time – showing that the drummer is a skilled guy. But don't worry, there's enough blasting beats to desatroy all the bones of your middle ear! The vocals are unidimensional (growls, growls, growls), but hey, it's death metal! In this release, the lyrics are sung in swedish, and it's a bonus to me! It's always good to listen metal bands singing in their native language!

So, in a nutshell: this demo (EP?) is killer, and the death metal fans will like! Remember, it's free (with a donation option)!

TORTURE SQUAD Hellbound

Album · 2008 · Thrash Metal
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In a interview to a brazilian magazine, the members of Torture Squad said that Hellbound is "our '...And Justice For All'".

I can not disagree. This album shows a high level of maturity, both in the musicianship and in the lyrical content. The songs are longer than the normal (for Torture Squad's standards) with more intricate arrangements, and less emphasis on chorus.

There's also the inclusion of more keyboards and acoustic passages than on their previous releases, and we even can hear a sitar on the last song, the epic Hellbound. The sitar is played by Fabio Golfetti, musician from the brazilian progressive band Violeta de Outono.

But the brutality still reigns in the Torture Squad sound. This albums is really a killer release, and a must-have for the fans of crushing thrash metal. Recommended!

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  • Posted 4 months ago in Abakath for Metal Related or Non Metal
    ABAKATH is a comedy band from Ibirité, state of Minas Gerais, Brasil. They play something that can be considered "acoustic black metal", with humorous lyrics about warriors, barbecues, and neighbours playing bad music all night. The name derives from the word "abacate", which is "avocado" in portuguese. The band have two official releases and even opened for bands like MASSACRATION.FacebookVideos (lyrics are all in portuguese, sorry)[TUBE]https://youtu.be/2e8XOX_fYPI[/TUBE][TUBE]https://youtu.be/4iFpa3Pa5HU[/TUBE][TUBE]https://youtu.be/p8RNKSY7pao[/TUBE]Once it's cleared, I can add the band and all the releases! Tupan2018-06-21 20:20:57
  • Posted 7 months ago in MMA Reviewer's Challenge April 2018 Scoring
    I didn't even know that I was participating! Ok, let's review some more then!EDIT: Ok, just read the topic. Good way to get more reviews for old releases. Tupan2018-04-13 13:43:33

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