Release Date Jan 13th 3017 on Nuclear Blast Records
A review from Reckless Ronny
The albums’ overall concept theme, relates to mankind’s unwitting transformation into robots of the digital age - unwilling to stop the process. With Jens Bogren at the helm they have achieved this audio soundscape, precise and egmigmatic with plenty of rich atmosphere.
The opening title track “Machine Messiah” eerily draws you into the den, hypnotically seducing, with mesmerizing harmony and soulful lyrics. A beautiful slow dirge ,with Andreas Kisser sweeping the frets along the way, building to a mid-tempo rage of epic proportions. Fast thrash insanity is unleashed with “I Am The Enemy “, incorporating intense chunky riffs and ballistic rhythm that will insight many mosh pits. Excellent breakdown -that’ll have you hopping in celebration.
Eloy Casagrande has really brought Sepulutra to a new level with this albums structure and backbone. The third track “Phantom Self” is a progressive -metal malmstrom weaving a dynamic blend of mid-eastern melody with huge percussion roots. “Aletha” has a fine mix of fusion tempo and indigenous truth that bellows to be heard at full volume ;}
“Iceberg dancers” is a supreme heavy metal homage to all the bands that have influenced Sepultura, delivered with passion and finite instrumental magistracy. The second half of machine Messiah drops into overdrive with “Sworn Oath” gearing up a tantalizing second side on this album. Brooding synths lead way to vicious groove death metal debauchery!
Infectious deep bass groove await you on “Resistant Parasites” with Derek Greens’ commanding vocals meandering with Paulo’s nimble bass pocket rhythm, this tune fires on all cylinders, gnarly and heavy as fuck! “Silent Volence” is definitely one my favorite tracks off this album. Jam-packed-with everything, great swagger-swing - speed heavy metal dominance.
Okay mind blown… “Vandals Nest” will melt your face off! Catchy chorus , thrash metal- melodic body and relentless attack. “Cyber God” brings this awesome adventure full circle with a question of your beliefs and reality. Brash and brilliant track with all guns blazing ,the chemistry of Sepultura is alive and well.
Overall I have to say this album is one you’ll want to have in your collection!
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