Yeah Schizophrenia is good but I have to be in the mood for it. As for Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions I haven't listened to those in...12 years at least.
As for calling Arise "the worst of their acceptable albums" you've got to be kidding right???
To me they got better with each album culminating in Roots. Arise is awesome, especially the first three songs. Really makes me feel like a badass when I'm driving . One of my favorite lyrics there: "Land of anger, I didn't ask to be born!"
We're taling about someone who not only likes Roots, but thinks it's Sepultura's best album. He's not going to enjoy their early work.
As a matter of fact, I have listened to works before Beneath The Remains. My feeling is they evolved collectively as a group culminating in Roots. It's just a fascinating transformation. The drum work on Roots is excellent, among the tribal influences, which is what makes it amazing. This is one of the rare cases in that a band tries something different, and it payed off in my eyes.
According to numerous reports coming out of France, controversial Burzum frontman Varg Vikernes has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a “massacre”, with his home currently being searched for weapons and explosives and the notorious musician being held in custody.
Varg, who served 21 years in prison for the murder of fellow black metal musician Euronymous and has since generated further controversy for his racist views and online rants, is believed to have been amongst a list of names to have received the manifesto of Norwegian killer Anders Breivik, who shot dead 77 people in July of 2011. However, as The Quietus have noted, Varg openly criticised the actions of Breivik, noting, ”To Breivik I can only say I hope you do kill yourself…. you have made a big mistake.”
So I bought Phil Anselmo's solo album "Walk Through Exits Only" yesterday when it came out.
At first I wasn't 100% sold on the whole album, but after listening to it 5-6 times now I really am starting to dig it. It's great to see Phil tearing it up in the extreme vein again. Plus the fact that this album is hard to categorize is part of what makes it great I think.
While Down is his main priority now obviously I've always felt that as a musician...Phil has always been at his best when he does more extreme stuff.