Sepultura - Arise

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Release date: 20 March 1991
Style: Death metal, Thrash metal


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01. Arise
02. Dead Embryonic Cells
03. Desperate Cry
04. Murder
05. Subtraction
06. Altered State
07. Under Siege (Regnum Irae)
08. Meaningless Movements
09. Infected Voice
10. Orgasmatron [Motörhead cover] [bonus]
11. Intro [bonus]
12. C.I.U. (Criminals In Uniform) [bonus]
13. Desperate Cry [Scott Burns mix version] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1991: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 44

Max Cavalera - vocals, guitars
Andreas Kisser - guitars
Iggor Cavalera - drums
Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. - bass

Additional info
Produced by Scott Burns & Sepultura
Mixed by Andy Wallace
Recorded and Engineered by Scott Burns
Assistant Engineer: Fletcher McLean
Assistant Mix Engineer: Steve Sisco
Recorded at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, FL
Mixed at Quantum Sound Studios, Jersey City, NJ
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, New York, NY

All music composed by Sepultura
All lyrics written by Max & Andreas
Lyrical assistance and translation by Fletcher McLean & Scott Burns
Synthesizers by Henrique
Sound effects created by Kent Smith (Soundsmith Productions)

Cover illustration: Michael Whelan
Cover photos: Tim Hubbard
Art direction: Patricia Mooney

Guest review by
Sepultura has always had an incredibly straightforward approach to writing music. This is not to say that their music lacks complexities, in fact quite the opposite, but it does mean that their songs are structured in a very accessible manner. This album is no exception as it contains every element you could want from a Thrash Metal album and yet doesn't sound clichéd for a moment. The Death Metal leanings of their previous three full length efforts are far less obvious and on this album they hit the mark perfectly between their earlier style and the tribal feel which would emerge later on in their career.

published 16.04.2008 | Comments (11)

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25.01.2017 - 04:03
Rating: 8
Written by pkillerjp on 17.03.2014 at 17:41

Severely front loaded, which is sort unusual for an album this heavy. Good solid thrash though. Once again riffs and drums pound.

I agree, always seems to lose it's momentum during the latter half for me :/
23.04.2017 - 23:35
Rating: 10
I wouldnt say it is "severely" front loaded, since the b-side tracks are all excellent thrash pieces. That said, as all a-side tracks are masterpieces imo, I would agree that the album is slightly front loaded. But I ve really heard albums that much more front loaded than this one. Sepultura's best album (though BTR is pretty much at par) will always remain a thrash classic for me.
13.02.2020 - 01:42
Rating: 8
Quite overrated.
Never trust a junkie.
13.02.2020 - 07:56
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Maco on 13.02.2020 at 01:42

Quite overrated.

Yet by you rated 8 which - by MS standards - is high.

It was a great follow-up to "Beneath The Remains" possessing fucking solid tracks and moments that compel me for revisits.
13.02.2020 - 08:26
Rating: 8
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 13.02.2020 at 07:56

Yet by you rated 8 which - by MS standards - is high.

Yeah I know the rating I gave it. It's very good but not the masterpiece usually people say.
Never trust a junkie.
13.02.2020 - 23:11
Rating: 10
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 13.02.2020 at 07:56

rated 8 which - by MS standards - is high.

Is that so?
15.07.2020 - 14:09
Rating: 9
01. Arise - 10/10
02. Dead Embryonic Cells - 10/10
03. Desperate Cry - 9/10
04. Murder - 9.5/10
05. Subtraction - 9.5/10
06. Altered State - 9/10
07. Under Siege (Regnum Irae) - 8.5/10
08. Meaningless Movements - 8.5/10
09. Infected Voice - 8/10

Overall: 9.1/10

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