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Sepultura / A-Lex
Album:A-Lex Collection:General
Artist:Sepultura Added:03/2009
Label:Spv Gmbh 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-03 Pull Date:2009-07-05 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:5 Jul10 May
Airplays:13

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 03, 2009:Connecting Dots
Metamorphosis
3.May 09, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton-Attack of the Shirtless Bro-zombies
Paradox
2.May 09, 2009:Too heavy for titanium
A-Lex I
4.May 06, 2009:Signal to Noise
Paradox

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-04-29 
Sepultura – A-lex (SPV) Long running Brazilian Thrash/Heavy Metal band doing their 2nd concept record in a row (last one was about Dante’s “Inferno”). This one’s about Alex from the book (and movie) A Clockwork Orange. Overall it’s pretty riffy but songwise it doesn’t always work with 18 tracks. Although, addable for the few good songs.

(((1))) Short riffy intro.
((((2)))) Aggressive, speedy thrash with some Droogs-related title. Dodgy, almost nu-meddle bits in the breakdown that are mercifully short.
((3)) Slow, chug-chug, “tribal”/call & response nonsense that they did like on “Roots”.
((4)) Acoustic guitar noodling, sludgy, heavy riffs with that modern metal level of boredom. (See Machine Head, etc).
(((5))) (FCC “Fucked up” sung once) NYHC-styled modern metal somehow it rises above the usual clichés.
((6)) Slow, drum-focuses, good steady riff, very downtuned instrumental.
(7) Yikes! Bro-metal gone thrash? Next!
(((8))) Slow, sludgey, catch. Pretty good considering it’s basically Pantera crossed with Pelican.
((9)) Ambient intro, drums, spoken word, then lame clean singing later goes into a metallic form but even that falls flat.
(((10))) Gorjira-like riffing into decent but extremely basic thrash like an even more rudimentary Prong.
(11) Down-tuned, slow, nu-metal lameness.
((12)) Ambient noise, decent riffs, short interlude.
(((13)) NYHC style, chunky metallic sound that eventually gets better over time. (Or at least the guitars do).
(14) Super-shitty beat, wah-wah and very forced riffs & pummeling that goes nowhere. Very flat.
((((15)))) Stripped down & thrashy with a kind of annoying breakdown. Seems like the album would be better if it was filled with songs just like this.
(16) Silly reinterpretation of Beethoven’s 9th. Highly unnecessary. Ritchie Blackmore did this a much better 30 odd years ago.
(17) Ambient chill & trip hop? OK, but on a fuggin’ Sepultura album?
((((18)))) Basic hardcore-like thrashy metal. This is more like it.

Track Listing
1.A-Lex I 10.Forceful Behavior
2.Moloko Mesto 11.Conform
3.Filthy Rot 12.. A-Lex Iii
4.We've Lost You 13.The Experiment
5.What I Do! 14.Strike
6.A-Lex Ii 15.Enough Said
7.The Treatment 16.Ludwig Van
8.Metamorphosis 17.A-Lex Iv
9.Sadistic Values 18.Paradox