Sepultura for many years followed a musical path, looking for the ideal condition that will produce the perfect album for them, after the “golden” era of the Cavalera brothers. In this latest effort entitled “Machine Messiah“, their 14th overall album, they had on their side the Swedish producer Jens Bogren, known from his collaborations with Opeth, Katatonia and Fates Warning.

Indeed, this cooperation seems that influenced Sepultura from their very first song of the album. Green’s clean vocals combined with Kisser’s melodic guitar will remind you a complex of atmospheric/melodic death payments, despite the traditional Sepultura.

Of course there are fast tracks such as “I Am the Enemy” that will keep the listener’s interest, but the experimentation of the band exceeds any attempt reminder that this band once culminated in thrash metal. On the other hand, Andreas Kisser‘s guitar brings some nostalgic old times, not so much of Sepultura, but more of his influences. You will hear classic moments of metal from the 80’s both in riffs and solos.

Casagrande is impressive, the drummer of the band completed the third album with Sepultura, but the truth is that his presence can not fill the gap that has left by Igor. Regarding Bogren, he does not appear at all in the album, simply exists in Seps music. Finally, Green continues to experiment, as he did in “The Mediator…“, while the harsh moments he is still the “Beast” that we know well.

In general the “Machine Messiah” is not a bad album, but certainly not the best in the post-Cavalera season (I think this title has the “Dante XXI“). But what seems clearly be in Sepultura is that every release is judged by the disposal of Andreas Kisser, and from the cooperation for the production…

SEPULTURA – Machine Messiah
7 Reviewer
Pros
Production, Kisser's play
Cons
Faceless
Summary
It is obvious that every movement of Sepultura judged by the disposal of Andreas Kisser and the cooperation for the production.
Music
Rendering
Production
Authenticity
Cover

Tracklist:
1. Machine Messiah
2. I Am the Enemy
3. Phantom Self
4. Alethea
5. Iceberg Dances
6. Sworn Oath
7. Resistant Parasites
8. Silent Violence
9. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God

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