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Sepultura - Arise



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Release date: 25 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: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 50

Line-up
Max Cavalera - vocals, guitars
Andreas Kisser - guitars
Iggor Cavalera - drums
Paulo 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
Stuart
Rating:
8.9
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.

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published 16.04.2008 | Comments (12)

26.03.2021
Arise is the final chapter of one of the most celebrated trilogies in the history of thrash metal. The death metal element of Sepultura's previous albums is toned down and in its place we find industrial touches with the use of samples and sound effects. Raw fury and breakneck death/thrash is still present but it is now complemented by big chunks of mid-tempo, heavy groove. The Brazilian / tribal approach in the drumming is a standout and original feature, and the drums got extra attention by the production of Scott Burns which is one of the best he ever did. The mix by Andy Wallace makes it sound killer still after all these years, slightly favouring the percussion and the lead guitar parts. The cover art by Michael Whelan reminisces Obituary's Cause Of Death, maybe because Sepultura were still gutted because that cover was initially planned to be used for Beneath The Remains but Roadrunner Records had convinced them to go with the red skull. When it came out exactly 30 years ago, Arise was a perfect and very forward-thinking thrash metal album. Its immense value for the style can be appreciated simply considering that the same would be said about it, if it were released today.

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25.01.2017 - 04:03
Rating: 8
JasonFrench

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 :/
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23.04.2017 - 23:35
Rating: 10
Redel

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.
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13.02.2020 - 01:42
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Quite overrated.
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13.02.2020 - 07:56
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
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.
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13.02.2020 - 08:26
Maco
Pvt Funderground
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.
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13.02.2020 - 23:11
Rating: 10
Redel

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 13.02.2020 at 07:56


rated 8 which - by MS standards - is high.



Is that so?
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22.12.2020 - 01:24
Rating: 10
JavierPaper

¿Who was the only person who gave him a one in the album?
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22.12.2020 - 02:06
nikarg
Mod
Written by JavierPaper on 22.12.2020 at 01:24

¿Who was the only person who gave him a one in the album?

Someone who should be stoned to death obviously.
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03.03.2021 - 04:57
Scintil

Written by JavierPaper on 22.12.2020 at 01:24

¿Who was the only person who gave him a one in the album?

Someone who knows that Beneath The Remains is better
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12.05.2021 - 14:26
Rating: 8
MahoDM
Dumbass
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. I feel like the same thing happened on chaos a.d.
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12.05.2021 - 18:03
gavdann

Written by MahoDM on 12.05.2021 at 14:26

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. I feel like the same thing happened on chaos a.d.

It's not as though the second side is bad though is it? Altered State is a classic to kick things off and Infected Voice is a killer ending.
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12.05.2021 - 18:06
Rating: 8
MahoDM
Dumbass
Written by gavdann on 12.05.2021 at 18:03

Written by MahoDM on 12.05.2021 at 14:26

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. I feel like the same thing happened on chaos a.d.

It's not as though the second side is bad though is it? Altered State is a classic to kick things off and Infected Voice is a killer ending.

i mean its just not very memorable and strong for me, I can't get really into it
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14.05.2021 - 07:50
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
It's a good solid good album, but I prefer Beneath the Remains slightly more than this, mainly because for me it had more memorable tracks, however the guitar tone is still amazing.
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27.06.2021 - 12:34
Rating: 8
WizardSlayer99

Some industrial elements in this album.
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27.06.2021 - 12:38
JoHn DoE

Written by WizardSlayer99 on 27.06.2021 at 12:34

Some industrial elements in this album.


like what?
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27.06.2021 - 12:46
Rating: 8
WizardSlayer99

Written by JoHn DoE on 27.06.2021 at 12:38

Written by WizardSlayer99 on 27.06.2021 at 12:34

Some industrial elements in this album.


like what?


Very subtle elements, like atmospheric intro in song Arise.
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27.06.2021 - 12:54
JoHn DoE

Written by WizardSlayer99 on 27.06.2021 at 12:46

Written by JoHn DoE on 27.06.2021 at 12:38

Written by WizardSlayer99 on 27.06.2021 at 12:34

Some industrial elements in this album.


like what?


Very subtle elements, like atmospheric intro in song Arise.


ok, I would not call that industrial though.
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20.12.2021 - 18:09
Rating: 9
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Excellent death metal/thrash fusion!

This had been one of my first exposures to thrash metal outside of the Big Four. I really liked it, but I for some reason never listened to the full album. As I discovered other albums, this one slowly fell down in my ranking of favorites until I almost entirely forgot about it. Now I decided to listen to it again - and wow! Practically perfect aggressive metal!

The guitar tone, the riffs, it's all fantastic
(I remember that at one point the vocals seemed kind of bland. Now, though, I don't mind them that much.)

The first three songs are absolutely legendary and flawless
The rest of the album is consistently good with entertaining riffs throughout.
My favorite songs are: "Desperate Cry", "Arise", "Embryonic Cells", "Altered State" (great atmosphere), "Subtraction" (insane riffs and solos here!!), and "Infected Voice"
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21.12.2021 - 13:33
gavdann

Written by F3ynman2000 on 20.12.2021 at 18:09

Excellent death metal/thrash fusion!

This had been one of my first exposures to thrash metal outside of the Big Four.

This album had the honour of being the first thrash album I bought on CD. These days I wish I bought it on vinyl but hey-ho I've still got the original digi pack version with fold out sections. Love it just as much as Beneath the Remains. It's a bit tatty but it's been well played over the years.

Unfortunately they lost me with Chaos AD onwards
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02.03.2022 - 14:58
Rating: 9
nonZero

A great if somewhat front-loaded album. A thrash classic for sure and better than Beneath The Remains.

9.1/10 for me - 'Arise' and 'Dead Embryonic Cells' are the standout songs. 'Murder' and 'Subtraction' are also both great. 'Infected Voice' is the weakest song on the album.
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