As Mercenarias / O Comeco Do Fim Do Mundo
Album: O Comeco Do Fim Do Mundo   Collection:General
Artist:As Mercenarias   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Soul Jazz Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-10 Pull Date: 2006-11-12
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2010: Value Machine
4. Oct 19, 2006: Cognitive Overload
2. Jul 14, 2007: Cognitive Overload
5. Oct 18, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Amor Inimigo
3. Oct 25, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
6. Oct 14, 2006: All Hands On Deck
Me Perco

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-10
As Mercenarias – O Comeco Do Fim Do Mundo (Soul Jazz)
Excellent 80s post punk from Brazil. Half the time the group was all women. Most tracks not in English. Most songs are simple and don’t bring much new to post punk, even at the time, but like punk, the energy caries a lot of the tracks. In the end there is more punk than post.
1. Driving simple guitar riff and urgent vocals that are way up front.
**2. Repetitive in a good way, like a police car siren. Punk, with tradeoff vocals, and catchy. Short.
3. Slow, plodding.
4. New wave bass that’s up front, simple quiet guitar, and very pop.
**5. Quick, tight, and a nice guitar riff. Excellent.
**6. Poppy and gothy with prominent bass.
7. Goth guitar intro into urgent sound.
8. Subdued, reverb, backing female vocals.
9. Doesn’t hold together with it’s odd pace and pasted together sections.
10. Punk, with gang backing vocals during the chorus. Vocals way up front. Like a female THE CLASH.
**11. Quieter, prominent bass, effects on the vocals. The longest track.
12. Upbeat and poppy.
13. Guitar starts out more distorted than on any other track.
14. Poppy.
15. Multiple vocalists and effects on the vocals. More bass than guitar.
**16. NYC no wave sound. Quirky, call and response vocals.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Me Perco   9. Alem Acima
2. Policia   10. Santa Igreja
3. Imagem   11. Lembrancas
4. Inimigo   12. Ha Des Anos Passados
5. Panico   13. Somos Milhoes
6. Amor Inimigo   14. Acao Na Cidade
7. Loucos Sentimentos   15. Kyrie
8. Labirintos   16. Trashland