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Sepultura - Under A Pale Grey Sky review


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Band: Sepultura
Album: Under A Pale Grey Sky
Release date: 2002

Disc I
01. Itsári
02. Roots Bloody Roots
03. Spit
04. Territory
05. Monologo Ao Pé Do Ouvido [Chico Science cover]
06. Breed Apart
07. Attitude
08. Cut-Throat
09. Troops Of Doom
10. Beneath The Remains-Mass Hypnosis
11. Born Stubborn
12. Desperate Cry
13. Necromancer
14. Dusted
15. Endangered Species

Disc II
01. We Who Are Not As Others
02. Straighthate
03. Dictatorshit
04. Refuse/Resist
05. Arise-Dead Embryonic Cells
06. Slave New World
07. Biotech Is Godzilla
08. Inner Self
09. Policia [Titãs cover]
10. We Gotta Know [Cro-Mags cover]
11. Kaiowas
12. Ratamahatta
13. Orgasmatron [Motörhead cover]

The band Sepultura can be divided in 2 main paths, the first path is their best in my opinion, filled with Thrash albums, pure violence, aggression, marvelous music etc... Then we have the second path, a little Nu-Metal headed, catchy (even poppy) riffs, a new vocalist with odd Thrash-less ideas, etc...After some years of hearing the 2nd path Roadrunner Records decided that the fans needed some of the older Sepultura back to head-bang...So for the fans, the last tour with the good old Max.

Under A Pale Grey Sky is a great live album, filled with the classic tunes like "Troops Of Doom", "Dead Embryonic Cells", "Polícia", "Refuse/Resist", etc...(Where's "Septic Schizo", "Empire Of The Damned", etc Beats Me), we can hear again the shivering and powerful vocalizations of Max Cavalera, the Thrash oriented riffs are all over the album, and every single thing we used to love is there, so yes, this album is directed mainly to the old fans, too bad for the new Sepultura fans cause I am very sure they won't understand this album by any means.

The mixing is marvelous, I can't remember the last time I heard a Live recording with such a great audio, the guy who mastered and mixed this concert CD (Colin Richardson) knows the shit for sure, there is no flaw in this matter, I am very impressed actually due to the fact that most live albums have this awful muddy sound, I am not disappointed at all, this album is perfect even in that subject.

There's not much I can say about this CD, just that I highly recommend you to buy it, try not to download this album cause the marvelous audio will be lost for sure, so if you want a dose of pure hatred, Thrash riffs and well...Older Sepultura, grab this album now you won't regret, it's actually flawless(*)

(*)Except for the artwork which is actually somehow dull, small and actually pointless, and of course the lack of great tracks like the ones I already mentioned. But anyway I think we can't ask for more actually, this live album is purely amazing.

Written by Herzebeth | 29.07.2005


Comments: 9   Visited by: 140 users
23.11.2006 - 20:40

very true review! the best live album i have ever heard!
25.07.2007 - 22:47
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never knew about this album...good to know now. some songs are still around the decline of old sepultura but thats ok always if old line-up is present...If I see it around I might buy it and give it a try...just for the love of old sepultura.
22.10.2007 - 15:15

Nice album.. Just downloaded it last month.. I only listen though to the tracks of early Sepultura songs..
04.04.2009 - 09:33
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Good set-list, but the album SUCKS!!!
When this album was recorded Sepultura was almost broken...
Listen Troops of Doom. Absolutely SHIT!!

13.06.2009 - 08:31
Liver Failure
Great review. Excellent seIection

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
17.06.2009 - 07:38

I like this one because of Max vocals.This period was his best.
Will the ones who live after our end
Worship the goddamn cross again?
29.07.2009 - 15:59
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Most songs on this album sound way better then the studio versions lol
09.12.2011 - 21:26
Thrash del Sur

The audio is huge (even in the Mp3 format hehehe). I have to tell you RR released this album 'cause Sep singed a 7 album contract with them and Sep was mad at RR cause they did a shitty promotion of "Nation" so they didn't want record under that label anymore. The label did this not for the fans it was only to complete the contract.
19.07.2013 - 06:38

Not a very good setlist at all, unless Roots is your favorite album. I understand they wanted to support the album but come on! What's up with the medleys too? Some of their best songs they decided to cut in half... Beneath The Remains-Mass Hypnosis and Arise-Dead Embryonic Cells, and they didn't even bother playing the full version of Desperate Cry.

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