Sepultura - The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart


7 | 121 votes |
Release date: 25 October 2013
Style: Alternative metal, Groove thrash metal

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01. Trauma Of War
02. The Vatican
03. Impending Doom
04. Manipulation Of Tragedy
05. Tsunami
06. The Bliss Of Ignorants
07. Grief
08. The Age Of The Atheist
09. Obsessed
10. Da Lama Ao Caos [Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover]
11. Stagnate State Of Affairs [bonus]
12. Zombie Ritual [Death cover] [bonus]

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19.07.2013 - 22:51
Wiillak
Someone Summarize the title for me
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20.07.2013 - 02:38
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by Wiillak on 19.07.2013 at 22:51

Someone Summarize the title for me

It's not that hard to figure out.
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20.07.2013 - 06:36
psykometal
A staff guy...
Seemingly odd title for sure, especially for these guys.
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20.07.2013 - 13:28
Wiillak
Written by Guest on 20.07.2013 at 02:38

Written by Wiillak on 19.07.2013 at 22:51

Someone Summarize the title for me

It's not that hard to figure out.

I didn't say it's hard to figure out, it's hard to read and finish
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20.07.2013 - 18:59
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
What's with bands having abortions for album titles lately?
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27.07.2013 - 04:20
Xim
Rocker of Worlds
The title is a quote from Metropolis, an old black and white silent sci-fi from the 20s. I think it's a great quote but I don't know if it's good for an album title.
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19.10.2013 - 06:30
Rating: 8
Rulatore
I've heard some samples and they doesn't sound as bad as I thoght

Edit: I heard it yesterday and sounded much better than I expected. The second half is a bit boring and strange.

I don't know if was the quality of the leaked version, but the production could been a lot better.
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25.10.2013 - 18:07
Angelic Storm
Melodious
I've just finished listening to this, and have to say, I'm very pleasantly surprised by what I heard. I've always defended the Max-less version of the band for keeping the Sepultura name, even though the Derrick-era has been very inconsistent in terms of quality material. I found "Kairos" to be a mediocre album, and couldn't understand the praise it got, so I went into this one with very low expectations. I think Dante XXI might finally be toppled as the best Derrick-era album, by this one. It actually has THAT Sepultura sound, despite the lower tuning on the guitars. Finally, they've got the mix of experimental and thrash metal just right, and the result is a very enjoyable album to listen to. "The Vatican" in particular might just be the best song the band has recorded since the "Arise" days.

Big, big surprise this album, and fully worthy of the Sepultura name, who needs Max and Igor? lol Oh, and yes... the production could have been better...
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25.10.2013 - 21:29
Rating: 8
svartberger
Well now this is a surprise
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26.10.2013 - 04:18
Rating: 8
Rulatore
Written by Angelic Storm on 25.10.2013 at 18:07

who needs Max and Igor? lol Oh, and yes... the production could have been better...


Eloy maybe the best thing that happened to them recently I really like the drumming here, it feels different (and to me, awesome)

The production is very strange indeed, but I can deal with it.

obs: "Manipulation of Tragedy" slays.
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26.10.2013 - 13:20
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Rulatore on 26.10.2013 at 04:18
Eloy maybe the best thing that happened to them recently I really like the drumming here, it feels different (and to me, awesome)

The production is very strange indeed, but I can deal with it.

obs: "Manipulation of Tragedy" slays.


Igor is a hard act to follow, his unique drumming was a major part of the Sepultura sound during their glory days, but Eloy is an absolute demon behind the kit, and is definitely a worthy successor to Igor.

The worst aspect of the production, is how the vocals have been mixed. They're too low in the mix, and a lot of the time, it sounds like Derrick's singing through a telephone... But music wise, I'm so impressed with this album. I think finally, the band have cast off the shadow of the classic line-up, and made an album worthy of standing up next to their classics of the 80's and early 90's. I think taking Max back now, would be a step backwards, Derrick has matured so well into the position of the band's frontman, and his vocals just seem to get better and better. It's a testament to how good he is, that despite the terrible mix on his vocals, he still sounds great! lol xD
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26.10.2013 - 15:19
Daniell
No, you don't
Written by Wiillak on 20.07.2013 at 13:28

I didn't say it's hard to figure out, it's hard to read and finish

Are you 5 years old?

Read these to exercise your reading skills and attention span. That's Bal-Sagoth.

01. Black Dragons Soar Above The Mountain Of Shadows (Prologue)
02. To Dethrone The Witch-Queen Of Mytos K'unn (The Legend Of The Battle Of Blackhelm Vale)
03. As The Vortex Illumines The Crystalline Walls Of Kor-Avul-Thaa
04. Starfire Burning Upon The Ice - Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
05. Journey To The Isle Of Mists (Over The Moonless Depths Of Night-Dark Seas)
06. The Splendour Of A Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath The Blazon Of The Hyperborean Empire
07. Ad Lo, When The Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud The Citadel Of The Obsidian Crown
08. Summoning The Guardians Of The Astral Gate
09. In The Raven-Hunted Forests Of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign And The Hues Of Sunlight Never Dance
10. At The Altar Of The Dreaming Gods (Epilogue)
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Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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27.10.2013 - 20:58
Zaph
The Nothingth
Just stumbled upon this horrendous album title. Thought I'd let everyone know I absolutely hate everything about it.
I will not listen to this album.
That is all.
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28.10.2013 - 10:59
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Zaph on 27.10.2013 at 20:58

Just stumbled upon this horrendous album title. Thought I'd let everyone know I absolutely hate everything about it.
I will not listen to this album.
That is all.


Are you saying you won't listen to listen to the album because of it's title? I really hope not... :\
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28.10.2013 - 12:35
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.10.2013 at 10:59

Are you saying you won't listen to listen to the album because of it's title? I really hope not... :\

No, I was never going to listen to this album, regardless of its title. I don't like post-(Max )Cavalera Sepultura. However, when I saw that title I couldn't resist expressing my disgust
I can see how that comment could have confused you though, my sincerest apologies
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01.11.2013 - 14:05
Rating: 5
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
This album tries way too hard to copy the Roots recipe. Comparing it to the other albums released after Max left, it is better, at least it has a couple of good songs compare to albums that were shit from beginning till end (Roorback, Nation).

However, Sepultura still has not escaped from the shadow of their former glory. And seriously, Derrick Green isn't doing a great job as a vocalist either... well, here the production is at fault though.

You know, surprisingly, things changed a little bit for Sepulutra after Igor left. A-Lex and Kairos had some good tunes there and this one proves to be an improvement too, though I would not put it before Dante XXI. By far, what makes this album good is the drumming, which proves that Eloy was a good choice for a drummer.

All in all, this one just gathers the remains of old Sepultura. Recycled thrash, groove and alternative that mostly represents the Roots era. What it misses is the 'new' element. 'Impending Doom' and 'The Vatican' would be good tracks if Green would not sing on them. The only song that detaches itself from the rest is 'The Age of Atheist' but even this one feels like it has been done during the recording session of Roots. Owh, and the colaboration between Sepultura and Dave Lombardo on 'Da Lama ao Caos' is amazing.

This opus proves the continuity of Sepultura without having an impact on the modern metal scene. Not sure if Paulo Jr. and Kisser can pull out some quality out of their material anymore and if they can, this one was not meant to be the proof.
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13.11.2013 - 04:21
Darth Revan
I haven't listened to this, nor have I ever been much of a sepultra fan (Though I do love their cover of Exodus' Piranha)... But of course, the title drew me in. I suppose if the length is enough to interest you *wink wink, nudge nudge* than it's doing its job.
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01.12.2013 - 16:20
Rating: 5
musicalkaratekid
Interesting concept, so-so musicianship and half an album which is actually decent. The other half however sounds like a complete mess to me and just doesn't do the band's otherwise solid instrumentation justice.
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22.01.2014 - 23:06
Rating: 7
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
One of the best album done by Sepultura after leaving Max Cavalera!!
Just remember the old stuffs, they were great, I miss that vibe too much...
My final rating is "7.4".
Eloy Casagrande (Drums) helps a lot to the energy and creativity of the band and songs.
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07.02.2014 - 18:54
Rating: 7
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Written by Rulatore on 26.10.2013 at 04:18

Eloy maybe the best thing that happened to them recently I really like the drumming here, it feels different (and to me, awesome)


Totally agreed, this guy's awesome. He's still young though so i predict a bright future for him. He might be one of the best drummers in the world one day!
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11.03.2014 - 22:58
Rating: 8
Darkside Momo
Retired
Definitively one of their best post-Max albums. Difficult to digest with this ultra-compressed, heavy sound, but MAnipulation of Tragedy is awesome.

And live, these songs are great and Sepultura owns any Max Cavalera band any day.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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02.09.2014 - 13:53
Rating: 5
MichaelAngeloT
The Mediator ..bla bla.. boring album!!
only Eloy is worth the effort
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08.05.2015 - 07:54
Rating: 8
Maco
Handbanana
With this one they've reached the level of Arise and Beneath The Remains (a task not so hard to do quiet frankly).

I'm really interested on their next EP.
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22.05.2015 - 11:30
MikeVonDoom
Written by Wiillak on 19.07.2013 at 22:51

Someone Summarize the title for me


What's in the middle of the head and hands? Heart!

It's just a stupid, uninspired title.
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22.05.2015 - 11:32
MikeVonDoom
Written by MichaelAngeloT on 02.09.2014 at 13:53

The Mediator ..bla bla.. boring album!!
only Eloy is worth the effort


Except for Eloy, it has been like that (boring and uninspired) since Max Cavalera left the band.
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27.06.2015 - 09:15
Infernal Eternal
Worst album title ever!
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Rest In Peace: Bon Scott, Dave G. Halliday, Michael "Destructor" Wulf, Jerry Fogle, Quorthon, Witchhunter
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10.01.2016 - 00:34
Andr3sfc
The fact that this album doesn't have pure thrash metal as [one of] its categorized style(s) tells all you need to know.

One more weak, uninspired, "thrashless" effort by Andreas/Derrick and co.
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