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SEPULTURA METAL VEINS ALIVE AT ROCK IN RIO DVD REVIEW 2014

 

SEPULTURA - METAL VEINS

ALIVE AT ROCK IN RIO

NUCLEAR BLAST

DVD/BLUE RAY

OUT NOW - 2014

 

 

30 years in the business, Brazilian metallers Sepultura are still going strong despite lineup changes, musical style differences and a musical climate that has yo-yo'd up and down in recent years. To celebrate the anniversary, the band release this DVD which was taken from their performance at the Rock In Rio festival in 2013. The performance is a collaboration with French industrial percussion group Les Tambours Du Bronx which features an amazing percussive performance by the group which adds to the tribal feel of the Sepultura songs.

 

The one hour performance is a spectacle in of itself, fitting with a very festive vibe with the crowd and the musicians and the tribal feel is almost symphonic in some ways, reminiscent of previous collaborations with symphony orchestras that other metal bands have done. The set consists of more obscure songs from the band's catalogue, mostly from the later albums including "Kairos" and "Nation" but some of the classics are included like "Territory" and "Roots Bloody Roots". But old school fans looking for the thrashier stuff may be disappointed with this as it really is a more tribal focused tracklist. The performance even includes a cover of Prodigy song "Firestarter" which is quite different to the original, in some ways maybe better. The highlight is easily "Roots Bloody Roots" which is the show closer and this features a constant chant from the crowd through-out the whole song, almost overpowering the volume on stage.

 

If you are more the Max Cavalera/thrash fan then you may not find much on this release but if you are a Sepultura fan who loves all their different musical styles in particular their more tribal stuff then you will dig this DVD. It's a great way for the band to celebrate the 30 years and to show how far the band have come since the Morbid Visions days.

 

 

by Andrew Schizodeluxe

 

SEPULTURA METAL VEINS ALIVE AT ROCK IN RIO DVD REVIEW 2014