I especially love the end of the video where Brazil’s famed Christ the Redeemer statute is transformed into a hi-tech terror!
Sepultura is one of those rare bands who exist out of passion and sheer will. A lot of people thought the group would end in 1996 when Max Cavalera left but Sepultura carried on releasing four more albums: Against (1998), Nation (2001), Razorback (2003) and Dante XXI (2006) before Igor Cavalera decided to call it quits.
People wrote the band off for a second time but Sepultura stood tall, revamping their lineup and releasing three full length albums: A-Lex (2009) and Kairos (2011) and The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart (2013). Now we are on the cusp of 2017 and Sepultura has returned to unleash the Machine Messiah!
The music video for the track “Phantom Self” is fucking crazy. It opens with a bunch of dudes getting these wacked-out technological enhancements like electronic eyeballs and computer chips under the skin. Some people even flashed advanced artificial limbs reminiscent of the aliens in the movie The Arrival but that’s not all, these Guinea pigs seem willing to do anything to obtain these advancements whether it’s dealing with excruciating pain or lying in a bathtub filled with black blood. I especially love the end of the video where Brazil’s famed Christ the Redeemer statute is transformed into a hi-tech terror!
The music itself is Sepultura as we have come to know them. Unusual drum beats paired with exploding bass lines and guitar work that is almost psychedelic in nature. This is all topped with imperious vocals loaded with enough poison to make a demon grin.
The visualization of “Phantom Self” is a formidable offering. Challenging the viewer both visually and intellectually. Check out this video and delve into the realm of the neon god and the techno-extreme. \m/
- Andreas Kisser – Guitars
- Eloy Casagrande – Drums
- Derrick Green – Vocals
- Paulo Jr. – Bass