Live in São Paulo

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

As far as heaviness and intensity go, Sepultura were one of the top live metal bands of the late '80s/early '90s, during their Max Cavalera era. But with singer Derrick Green a member of Sepultura for nearly ten years by 2005, the time was right to document what the latter era of Sepultura could do on-stage, as evidenced by Live in São Paulo. The double-disc set includes selections from throughout the Brazilian metal band's career, while Sepultura gives a metal makeover to a few interesting covers from non-metal bands: Public Enemy's "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" and U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky." Elsewhere, you can't go wrong with power-packed versions of the Sepultura classics "Refuse/Resist," "Territory," "Biotech Is Godzilla," "Dead Embryonic Cells," a set-closing rendition of "Roots Bloody Roots," and such latter-day tracks as "Choke" and "Apes of God." As evidenced by Live in São Paulo, Sepultura can still unleash the fury on-stage.

blue highlight denotes track pick