Sepultura – Arise (1991/2018) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Sepultura – Arise (1991/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:20 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

“Arise was the seed that exploded on Roots,” Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser thoughtfully notes. Those of you keeping score will note that this is Sepultura’s third dance with our Hall of Fame, a dB first. As for 1991’s Arise lighting the charge that blew five years and two albums later on Roots, well, you could interpret that in a variety of ways: vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera was starting to test songwriting solitude; native Brazilian music and percussion was being explored and incorporated; the band transformed from “third world posse” into a finely honed professional machine. The commercial success of Arise not only made them darlings around the Roadrunner office, but presented them with a license to rewrite the rules.

“Sepultura had shocked the death metal world in 1989 with the release of their third album, Beneath the Remains, whose seamless combination of songwriting chops and utter brutality quickly transformed the Brazilians from scene outsiders to one of its brightest hopes. The band toured nonstop in support of the album for most of the following two years, and was therefore pressured by both time constraints and enormous expectations when the bandmembers finally entered Tampa’s Morrisound Studios with producer Scott Burns to record 1991’s Arise. And though it ultimately lacked the consistency of its predecessor and added little innovation to the band’s sound, Arise has aged surprisingly well, proving itself a worthy progression and surprisingly well-rounded in its own right. First single “Dead Embryonic Cells” was unquestionably the strongest of the band’s death metal era, and its accompanying video broke new ground thanks to ample MTV rotation. Ironically, the subsequent banning of the vicious title track’s video (filled with apocalyptic religious imagery) by the cable network would generate even more publicity than Sepultura could have hoped for had it actually been aired. Other album highlights included such complex, multifaceted pieces as “Desperate Cry” (an all-around tour de force for lead guitarist Andreas Kisser) and “Altered State” (which combines a Tarzan-style intro with a grinding detuned main riff and even acoustic guitars), as well as more straightforward thrashers like “Infected Voice” and mid-paced chuggers like “Under Siege (Regnum Irae).” Simply devoid of filler material, this album remains a classic of the death metal genre.” (Eduardo Rivadavia, AMG)

01. Arise (3:18)
02. Dead Embryonic Cells (4:52)
03. Desperate Cry (6:40)
04. Murder (3:26)
05. Subtraction (4:48)
06. Altered State (6:33)
07. Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (4:53)
08. Meaningless Movements (4:40)
09. Infected Voice (3:16)

Max Cavalera, vocals, rhythm guitar
Andreas Kisser, lead guitar, backing vocals
Paulo Jr., bass, backing vocals
Igor Cavalera, drums, percussion

Produced by Sepultura, Scott Burns

Digitally remastered