The past is the past, and Sepultura are still relevant

It may be 2017, but there are still people that say Sepultura are not Sepultura without Max Cavalera in the band. I get that, I was the same for a while. Even when I saw them for the first time back in 1999. As much as I enjoyed them, it didn’t feel the same. But I was a dumb kid back then. Now in my mid-thirties, I appreciate how great Sepultura still are.

If you don’t believe me, listen to ‘I Am The Enemy’ from their excellent new record, ‘Machine Messiah’. It shows they are still able to reinvent themselves, and it’s not just ‘Sepultura with a new singer’ anymore. Derrick Green’s vocals are some of the most powerful I’ve heard within aggressive music for a long time, and Andreas Kisser – who has arguably been the driving force behind Sepultura since ‘Schizophrena’ in ’87 – unleashes some of the best riffs in his arsenal. Never forget the impact of the first version of the band, but realise the importance of the what Sepultura are today.