Sepultura – Arise (1991)

I just love that cover art – I’m not even entirely sure what exactly it is supposed to be, but I love it regardless. I’m not sure if it accurately describes the sound of Sepultura on this record, but that’s by the by. Arise is another solid early-career release from the group, obviously with Max still leading the way. Chunky, very well crafted songs meets chunky, very well crafted production techniques from the absolute hero that is Scott Burns (love him or hate him).

Stand-out bangers for me include “Dead Embryonic Cells”, “Meaningless Movements” and the cover version of Motorhead’s “Orgasmatron” which should be ridiculous but actually fits in really well.

Arise!