Tupan

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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 Metal Related
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 Progressive Metal 75 4.05
2 Heavy Metal 63 3.64
3 Thrash Metal 50 3.54
4 Hard Rock 43 3.65
5 Non-Metal 30 3.48
6 Power Metal 21 3.50
7 Alternative Metal 21 3.86
8 Death Metal 18 3.75
9 Stoner Metal 18 3.61
10 Technical Death Metal 12 4.00
11 Sludge Metal 11 3.86
12 Black Metal 11 3.64
13 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 10 4.10
14 Avant-garde Metal 10 3.80
15 Heavy Alternative Rock 9 2.83
16 Melodic Death Metal 7 4.07
17 Atmospheric Black Metal 7 3.71
18 Doom Metal 7 4.00
19 Proto-Metal 7 4.14
20 Traditional Doom Metal 6 3.50
21 Industrial Metal 6 4.08
22 Mathcore 6 3.75
23 NWoBHM 5 3.90
24 Grindcore 5 3.70
25 Speed Metal 5 3.70
26 Stoner Rock 5 3.50
27 US Power Metal 4 3.50
28 Groove Metal 4 4.00
29 Gothic Metal 4 3.38
30 Cybergrind 4 3.63
31 Deathcore 3 3.33
32 Folk Metal 3 3.83
33 Brutal Death Metal 3 3.67
34 Crossover Thrash 3 4.17
35 Hardcore Punk 3 3.50
36 Nu Metal 3 2.67
37 Metal Related 3 4.50
38 Crust Punk 2 3.50
39 Funeral Doom Metal 1 3.50
40 Funk Metal 1 3.00
41 Drone Metal 1 4.00
42 Death-Doom Metal 1 3.50
43 Heavy Psych 1 3.50
44 War Metal 1 3.50
45 Technical Thrash Metal 1 3.00
46 Symphonic Black Metal 1 3.00
47 Symphonic Metal 1 3.50

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SURRA Virou Brasil

EP · 2019 · Crossover Thrash
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Yep, another EP from the brazilian hardcore/crossover thrash band Surra. Despite its short length (not even four minutes), this release shows a much varied sound: the first track is a genuine samba (no bullshit!) with anti-fascist lyrics. The second song is a straightforward hardcore. The very short "Não Entendi" is pure grindcore, no more no less. And, finally, "Caso Isolado" is a fast crossover track.

"Virou Brasil" is another strong EP from these guys, with a hilarious cover art, and works as an appetizer for their next full length, named "Escorrendo Pelo Ralo" (which already have a single). Go on, check it out!

RORCAL La Femme Sans Tête

EP · 2015 · Drone Metal
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My first drone album - and it was a pleasant experience!

Rorcal is a doom/drone/experimental band from Switzerland, specialized in huge tracks mixing atmospheric passages and crushing riffs. La Femme sans Tête is an EP (despite its half-hour lenght) containing one song divided in three movements.

The first track is calm and minimalist, with sparse sounds of electronics and some drumming. The second one brings noise and that marvellous crushing riffs. It's more varied than one can imagine, I even banged my head at some point! The third track follows this trend and end the album in a high note.

Good album, indeed. Recommended for fans of drone doom and experimental sounds.

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!

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  • Posted 1 day ago in Recently Watched Films
    [QUOTE=adg211288][QUOTE=Tupan]One of the best films of 2019: http://https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2762506/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 [/QUOTE] I'm interested in this one but it's one of those films where every country except the two involved in making it have been quite shafted regarding it's release. Brazil had this in August. France in September. The UK isn't getting this until March. That's even worse than with The Lighthouse which the States has had since October but doesn't drop here until next week. [/QUOTE] I think this is the situation of most non-blockbuster films, unfortunately... It seems that Bacurau is even  available in some streaming services in Brazil. But, if possible, wait and see it in the theater, it's a great experience!
  • Posted 2 days ago in Recently Watched Films
    One of the best films of 2019: http://https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2762506/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Tupan2020-01-23 17:00:29
  • Posted 4 days ago in MMA Best of Year 2019 Public Voting Thread
    Surra - Escorrendo Pelo RaloWilderun - Veil of ImaginationHammerhands - Model CitizenBlood Incantation - Hidden History Of The Human RaceAvandra - DescenderTool - Fear InoculumArctic Sleep - Kindred Spirits!T.O.O.H.! - KomousBask - IIIBeastmaker - Eye of The StormCloudckicker - UnendingHaunt - Mosaic VisionAlcest - Spiritual InstinctDream Theater - Distance Over TimeCar Bomb - MordialFull of Hell - Weeping ChoirSlough Feg - New OrganonSo far! Tupan2020-01-24 13:01:32

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