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Release date: 5 September 1989
Style: Death thrash metal

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01. Beneath The Remains
02. Inner Self
03. Stronger Than Hate
04. Mass Hypnosis
05. Sarcastic Existence
06. Slaves Of Pain
07. Lobotomy
08. Hungry
09. Primitive Future
10. A Hora E A Vez Do Cabelo Nascer [Mutantes cover] [Remaster bonus]
11. Inner Self [drum tracks] [Remaster bonus]
12. Mass Hypnosis [drum tracks] [Remaster bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1989: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 80

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Line-up
Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera - vocals, guitars
Andreas Kisser - guitars
Igor Cavalera - drums
Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. - bass

Guest musicians
Kelly Schaefer - backing vocals
John Tardy - backing vocals
Scott Latour - backing vocals
Francis Howard - backing vocals

Guest review by
tomeku

Rating:
8.5
Mid and late '80s were the best times for thrash metal. Most of bands like Slayer, Metallica or Megadeth recorded their best albums then. It was golden times for thrash metal. Among the best there was a Brazilian band called: Sepultura (which means: grave). One of the most important thrash bands.

All Sepultura's album from "Schizophrenia" to "Chaos A.D." are great. They play great, fast and brutal although simple music. Max Cavalera was great as leader of the group. He influenced the rest of the band to do their best. "Beneath The Remains" is their second fastest album after "Arise". It feels like travelling at the speed of light. Whole album is filled with simple but already classical riffs (just look at "Inner Self" and "Mass Hypnosis").

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Korah - 01.03.2012 at 19:40  
Rating: 10 THE revelation for me. The Thrash Metal get his highly level on Stronger Than Hate. The intro's arpeggio on Beneath the Remains is just majestic, how could we start a fantastic thrash album by a better way ?
Pelagial - 01.03.2012 at 20:47  
Rating: 10 The best of Sepultura
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 02:10  
Rating: 10 Assuredly one of the best thrash album of all time!
Maco - 01.09.2012 at 19:38  
  Their best album definetly
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.11.2012 at 16:01  
Rating: 8 Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album
megadeath13 - 08.12.2012 at 22:10  
  Thrash til death!!
Ace Frawley - 06.01.2013 at 07:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.11.2012 at 16:01

Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album


Yeah, no idea what death thrash is supposed to mean. Sounds like somebody hedging their bets. Or having a bit each way, as we say.
The Galactican - 23.03.2013 at 17:32  
Rating: 10 Arise was pretty great too, but they never did better than this album. I miss the band that Sepultura was.
Angelic Storm - 23.03.2013 at 22:22  
Rating: 9 All arguements about "death thrash" aside, this is one of the all time classic thrash metal albums for sure. Although I do slightly prefer "Arise", this is still an amazing album with many classic songs featured on it. The title track itself has to be one of the greatest album openers of all time, the riffs on that song are insane!
camilord - 24.03.2013 at 02:44  
 
Written by Korah on 01.03.2012 at 19:40

THE revelation for me. The Thrash Metal get his highly level on Stronger Than Hate. The intro's arpeggio on Beneath the Remains is just majestic, how could we start a fantastic thrash album by a better way ?

my favorite song too
LordHypnos - 21.05.2013 at 00:09  
Rating: 10 In my opinion, this is Sepultura's definitive masterpiece. All tracks are perfect, no exceptions.
Nick K. - 01.06.2013 at 23:17  
  A good choice for my favourite Thrash Album of all time. Perfect on every Level, Sepulturas definitive hour.
Ace Frawley - 02.06.2013 at 12:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Nick K. on 01.06.2013 at 23:17

A good choice for my favourite Thrash Album of all time. Perfect on every Level, Sepulturas definitive hour.


Agree with you - for me this is the best release by Sepultura.
Nick K. - 08.06.2013 at 09:19  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 02.06.2013 at 12:09

Written by Nick K. on 01.06.2013 at 23:17

A good choice for my favourite Thrash Album of all time. Perfect on every Level, Sepulturas definitive hour.


Agree with you - for me this is the best release by Sepultura.

I also think that this is their best, but Arise is nearly as perfect.
Northern Danger - 15.11.2013 at 21:06  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.11.2012 at 16:01

Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album

Does it matter that there is "Death Thrash" title?
Marcel Hubregtse - 16.11.2013 at 04:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Northern Danger on 15.11.2013 at 21:06

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.11.2012 at 16:01

Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album

Does it matter that there is "Death Thrash" title?



yes, because there is totally no death in their music
NocturnalStalker - 16.11.2013 at 18:25  
Rating: 8 Good thrash metal record. I consider it one of the best of Sepultura. And I completely agree with Marcel that there is no death metal traces on this album.
Cynic Metalhead - 16.11.2013 at 21:51  
Rating: 9 Apart from death thrash tag and an amazing record, we finally got to know that one of MS user "Inner Self" got his MS name from track no. 2 of this record. We caught him.
InnerSelf - 13.02.2014 at 15:59  
Rating: 9
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 16.11.2013 at 21:51

Apart from death thrash tag and an amazing record, we finally got to know that one of MS user "Inner Self" got his MS name from track no. 2 of this record. We caught him.



In all seriousness though, this album alongside Chaos AD are still amongst my all time Metal favorites.
pkillerjp - 07.03.2014 at 19:30  
Rating: 9 It was called death thrash back in the day because of the vocals, obviously. Sub genre arguing is ridiculous anyways. This is Sepultura's best by far, and I disagree with the Slayer rip off comments as well. These riffs stand out in their own right, and really have little to do with what Slayer was doing at the time or on previous albums. And let's remember, Sepultura debuted in 85 with Bestial Devastation, which borrowed absolutely nothing from Slayer, and was more Celtic Frost. Beneath actually reminds me more of early Metallica in spots. This album has many genuine stand out riffs and excellent drumming.

# I'd give it a 9.5 #
Bad English - 12.03.2014 at 19:13  
Rating: 7 After long time like 2-3 years I was listening my fav Sepultura album, yes this one and it feels weird, yes still Inner Self is my fav song but after teenage years old tape days when there wa snot i net, seems I overplay this and now I cant get it so much, its little bit boring(dont get me wrong here) I know each song, and so on maybe random button on MP3 player(I was listening it on the road) would be great, well now band is trash then they were thrash and its still good, classic powerful album , but seems I am over played it as teeneger .........i live my life for my self
God Buster 鬼 - 11.08.2014 at 11:03  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.11.2012 at 16:01

Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album


The tag is 100% correct !
Sepultura is not pure Thrash, labeled them as Death Thrash is more accurate.
Pure Thrash vocals are fast and in a higher pitch, and more into guitars riffs...whereas Sepultura mixed with different styles, blended with death-low-pitched vocals, heavier death-bass, guitar solo pop-up suddently sounds like progressive style.
RavenEffect - 11.08.2014 at 11:39  
Rating: 9
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 11.08.2014 at 11:03

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.11.2012 at 16:01

Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album


The tag is 100% correct !
Sepultura is not pure Thrash, labeled them as Death Thrash is more accurate.
Pure Thrash vocals are fast and in a higher pitch, and more into guitars riffs...whereas Sepultura mixed with different styles, blended with death-low-pitched vocals, heavier death-bass, guitar solo pop-up suddently sounds like progressive style.


by this POV, the whole German scene was death thrash as well...

Sepultura is Thrash. period.
God Buster 鬼 - 11.08.2014 at 13:11  
 
Written by RavenEffect on 11.08.2014 at 11:39

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 11.08.2014 at 11:03

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.11.2012 at 16:01

Wtf is the death thrash tag doing above this album? This album has nothing to do with death metal at all. Pure thrash. Hell, if this is called death thrash then Slayer is also death thrash because it is clear that Sepultura tried to be Slayer on this album


The tag is 100% correct !
Sepultura is not pure Thrash, labeled them as Death Thrash is more accurate.
Pure Thrash vocals are fast and in a higher pitch, and more into guitars riffs...whereas Sepultura mixed with different styles, blended with death-low-pitched vocals, heavier death-bass, guitar solo pop-up suddently sounds like progressive style.


by this POV, the whole German scene was death thrash as well...

Sepultura is Thrash. period.


You're a fast thinker...
initially I wanted to bring out German Thrash as an example but I thought no one would care as Sepultura has been wrongly comparing with US Thrash all the time.

I personally don't recognize Kreator's style as (pure) Thrash or what-so-ever stupid German Thrash.
Kreator and Sepultura are both Death Thrash, under same category but Kreator is closer to Thrash and Sepultura is closer to Death.

If you don't want to make thing difficult, I don't see it's a big deal to bring Death Thrash under Thrash label, simply call them Thrash Metal.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.08.2014 at 13:13  
Rating: 8 I'll never know where this death metal supposedly is in Sepultura. It doesn't exist.
God Buster 鬼 - 11.08.2014 at 13:19  
 
Written by pkillerjp on 07.03.2014 at 19:30

It was called death thrash back in the day because of the vocals, obviously. Sub genre arguing is ridiculous anyways. This is Sepultura's best by far, and I disagree with the Slayer rip off comments as well. These riffs stand out in their own right, and really have little to do with what Slayer was doing at the time or on previous albums. And let's remember, Sepultura debuted in 85 with Bestial Devastation, which borrowed absolutely nothing from Slayer, and was more Celtic Frost. Beneath actually reminds me more of early Metallica in spots. This album has many genuine stand out riffs and excellent drumming.

# I'd give it a 9.5 #

This is exactly the point !
It's more reasonable to discuss Sepultura was a rip-off of Kreator or otherwise...they are both early 80's metallers.
God Buster 鬼 - 11.08.2014 at 13:25  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.08.2014 at 13:13

I'll never know where this death metal supposedly is in Sepultura. It doesn't exist.

Usually I don't like to confuse simple minded people...you may call them Metal or Heavy Metal.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.08.2014 at 13:35  
Rating: 8
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 11.08.2014 at 13:25

Usually I don't like to confuse simple minded people...you may call them Metal or Heavy Metal.

I do enjoy reading your nonsense, I have to say
RavenEffect - 11.08.2014 at 15:48  
Rating: 9
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 11.08.2014 at 13:11

I personally don't recognize Kreator's style as (pure) Thrash or what-so-ever stupid German Thrash.


Then you are, personally, an idiot...

no ofense...

Written by God Buster 鬼 on 11.08.2014 at 13:11
Kreator and Sepultura are both Death Thrash, under same category but Kreator is closer to Thrash and Sepultura is closer to Death.


The only factor that brings them "closer to Death" is the unclean vocals that isnt a Death Metal thing, its just how they sing. Annihilator has the same style, can you label them as Death Thrash?

Death/Thrash or deathened thrash, whatever you want to call it, is something on the nature of Dew-Scented, Energetic Krusher or some phases of Entombed or Bolt Thrower. It keeps the clear DM elements but also, usually, plays it mostly under a more typical fast paced Thrash Rythm. Obviously, back in the days, they werent doing this type of sound since the Death genre was still a child, but bands like Possessed, Slaughter or Morbid Saint were already playing a more brutal type of Thrash that was, obviously, transforming into what could be called Proto-Death. Sepultura had that bit in their first works but after Schizophrenia they turned into a more Teutonic type of Thrash Metal as we can clearly listen in Beneath the Remains, which is purely Thrash, obviously.

This discussion is a waste of time and I dont really now why Im wasting time arguing with such unvalid arguments....maybe I am, personally, an idiot.
God Buster 鬼 - 11.08.2014 at 16:58  
 
Quote:


The only factor that brings them "closer to Death" is the unclean vocals that isnt a Death Metal thing, its just how they sing.
- Nope, also their music compositions as I mentioned earlier.

Annihilator has the same style, can you label them as Death Thrash?
- Nope, Annihilator is pure Thrash all the time in every details.

Death/Thrash or deathened thrash, whatever you want to call it, is something on the nature of Dew-Scented, Energetic Krusher or some phases of Entombed or Bolt Thrower. It keeps the clear DM elements but also, usually, plays it mostly under a more typical fast paced Thrash Rythm.
- Nope, Bolt Thrower, Entombed...are pure Death metal, their music is not fast at all, nothing to do with Speed/ Thrash Metal.

Possessed, Slaughter or Morbid Saint were already playing a more brutal type of Thrash that was, obviously, transforming into what could be called Proto-Death.
- Nope, Morbid Angel was considered Death + Grindcore...there is no "brutal" or "proto" at all. Proto was used to label some early raw punk...analogue age...we don't use it for modern metal.

Sepultura had that bit in their first works but after Schizophrenia they turned into a more Teutonic type of Thrash Metal as we can clearly listen in Beneath the Remains, which is purely Thrash, obviously.
- Nope, in fact Schizophrenia is closer to Thrash compares with their later work. Beneath The Remains started to change direction and became more Death style. Totally in opposite. I totally agree if one says Accept is German Thrash/ Teutonic Thrash but not Sepultura.

This discussion is a waste of time and I dont really now why Im wasting time arguing with such unvalid arguments....maybe I am, personally, an idiot.
- Yes, Could be.
RavenEffect - 11.08.2014 at 17:57  
Rating: 9 Theres no point in keeping up with this conversation, since you pretty much raised the bar saying Kreator is Death/Thrash. Also, Accept being Teutonic Thrash, that was good as well.

You remind me of dead one: Has a very specific deffinition of what a genre is....and I say very specific because he's the only one who sees it that way, despite everyone else saying it otherwise.

touche.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.08.2014 at 18:44  
Rating: 8
Written by RavenEffect on 11.08.2014 at 17:57

Theres no point in keeping up with this conversation, since you pretty much raised the bar saying Kreator is Death/Thrash. Also, Accept being Teutonic Thrash, that was good as well.




Plus the fact he said Morbid Angel where you mentioned Morbid Saint and him saying Morbid Angel were considered death metal + grindcore when in fact not a single soul at the time considered them to have anything to do with grindcore.
RavenEffect - 11.08.2014 at 19:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.08.2014 at 18:44

Written by RavenEffect on 11.08.2014 at 17:57

Theres no point in keeping up with this conversation, since you pretty much raised the bar saying Kreator is Death/Thrash. Also, Accept being Teutonic Thrash, that was good as well.




Plus the fact he said Morbid Angel where you mentioned Morbid Saint and him saying Morbid Angel were considered death metal + grindcore when in fact not a single soul at the time considered them to have anything to do with grindcore.


Totally missed that one. I guess I lost my shit at the "Entombed music isnt fast at all" part.
deadone - 12.08.2014 at 03:33  
Rating: 9 I have seen Morbid Angel noted as Grindcore as well as Godflesh. Link seems to be Earache Records which were initially known for grindcore.

I don't think either are grindcore though.

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