I know that Sepultura has NO ONE in the band that was there at the start. This is something for the lawyers to talk about. But for now I want to talk about an album that defined me as a high-school student and whatever else surrounding this band in their current or past state doesn't really matter to me
It was 1992. I didn't know S**T about metal, but a pal of mine introduced me to this album and I can't say for sure that it was the way this album worked or the way that our particular friendship paradigm happened to work at the time, but I have loved it ever since.
I sill love not just this album, but generally speaking, all the music like it to this day, more than 20 years later. I sincerely think that I will love this music for the rest of my life.
There was no internet, we only go music by being handed it by another person, and I actually go to see Sepultura play in a small club near Washington DC when i was 17 years old. You don't need to appreciate them to appreciate the gravity of this situation. The only reason that I knew they were playing was because someone else told me, I got into a van and rode to Brandywine, Maryland and got to see my heros from Brazil playing there in front of a lackluster crowd.
All of these guys are no longer in the band that was at least in part, responsible for me liking this kind of music. Igor and Max are both gone (bonus points for knowing them) and Paulo Jr. hung about for a while but he is also outta here. The band name still exists and they are still pretty good, but the passion in the music that brought this to the world back when well, there was no digital means of doing that was a special part of the early 90's.
I nearly got arrested at a Metallica concert for playing Sepultura music while waiting in a freezing cold line. I put out a boombox while all of use were freezing our asses off and i don't know if it was because it was not Metallica, or because it was some noise ordinance violation, but this was the ALBUM I WAS PLAYING and i am proud of it.
This video is pretty awful by today's standards but it was all we had in the early 90's. I can still see myself sitting in my desk talking to the few pals i had at the time that liked this.
No matter how you feel about his sort of music, this song and this album has directed me as a human as far as music is concerned for 30 years or so and I honestly believe i will be a fan of not just this but all music like it, forevermore.