10.09.2015

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"Matando güeros"
Year:  1993
Country:  Mexico
City:  Mexico D.F.
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD
Tracks:  19
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  gore , social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:        Grindcore






















Total grindcore classic album recorded in 1993 in nowhere... by anybody... in fact, the band never revealed its real name, nationality, etc. but people always said they were / are from Mexico City. This album entitled "Matando güeros" (in spanish = "killing yankees") was a total succes in the extreme musical scene from early 90s. This is BRUJERIA’s first, and to me, best sounding album. It is not over burdened by fancy guitar leads and tasteful drum work. Cro-Magnon riffs and skull smashing skin pounding. If this sounds unappealing to you, then stop reading now. If you're expecting the electronic tones of Fear Factory, this is not for you. It sounds like your basic murky, technical and "clean" grindcore, with an emphasis on thrash-metal influences. This sounds like it was recorded in a sewer. This album would be the sound a mutated betentacled sewer monster would make if it could talk. And that is where the appeal for this album lies with me. Best good thing about the album is that the songs are very short, direct, simple, thereby not causing boredom. The album clocks in at just over 30 minutes. The songs also follow a basic structure, but they still throw a few surprises here and there. I feel that the album is best when listened to from beginning to end, like a book. If you like basic grindcore, this is a good album. If you are stuck in melodic baroque metal limbo than it probably won’t appeal to you. About lyrics, they are apparently gore, but If you know well spanish language, you can to understand ceratin messages against social injustices, third world, poverty, etc. The CD I bought has this censored cover, but the original is totally gore.
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"Raza odiada"
Year:  1999
Country:  Mexico
City:  Mexico DF
Label:  Roadrunner
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  33 min.
Lyrical themes:  gore , social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Thrash Metal




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"pocho aztlan"
Year:  2016
Country:  Mexico , US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Nuclear Blast
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  36 min.
Lyrical themes:  gore , social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:         Grindcore

























The initial impression about the album, ‘Pocho Aztlan’ is pure riff worship. Its a lengthy album containing thirteen songs of hard hitting metal having influences of death metal, grindcore and groove metal. Majority of vocals are Spanish, which made it difficult for me to understand it as far as lyrics are concerned. The album begins with a mysterious folk/tribal tone and all of a sudden you can hear police helicopters whirling down. ”Who wants celebration? Put your hands up.’’ The drums blast in with palm muted riffing. This is the title track to begin the album with. An extremely moshable song, with a very unorthodox vocal style which sounds raw and perfect being sung in Spanish. ‘Pocho Aztlan’ is a worship of guitar riffs, mind-numbing drumming and one of its kind chaotic vocals you would have heard. Roughly sixteen years is what it took the band to create this monster of an album. With the sole purpose of heaviness, Brujeria have achieved this album and will be absolutely proud of it. Be prepared for pure chaos when the band starts touring this fall. Lot of necks are about to get hurt (review written by Sanjit Lal ).
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