Brazil is a country of over 190,000,000 people. By population, it’s the fifth largest country in the world, and the largest in South America. But how many Brazilian metal bands can you name? At the risk of showing my ignorance (again), I’ll confess that until a few days ago I could only name four: Sepultura, Soulfly, The Cavalera Conspiracy, and Musica Diablo.
And really, that’s a pretty pathetic list — not because the bands aren’t good, but because three out of the four are all associated in one way or another with Max and Igor Cavalera (and Max hasn’t even lived in Brazil for more than a decade).
A country of over 190,000,000 people and I could only name four metal bands, three of which are basically in the same family? That’s pretty fucking weak, but I bet I’m pretty fucking representative of American metal fans.
So now, I’m proud to say I can name five Brazilian metal bands, because I’ve discovered one more (and it doesn’t include a Cavalera brother in the line-up). Give me a big pat on the back. Or if you live in Brazil, you can give me the finger.
So, as I was saying, I’m slightly better educated this week than I was the week before — because now I know about Retturn. I feel somewhat more worldly, and in a few more minutes, you will too. (yep, you have to stay with us after the jump to get the juice, but there’s a whole album download in it for you . . .) Continue reading »