Brujeria - _Raza Odiada_
(Roadrunner/Attic, 1995)
by: Adrian Bromley (9 out of 10)
Rarely do I get an album that I go ape-shit over. I was really anticipating the new Kyuss, but I knew what to expect from those underrated dirge-metallers. Overkill's live opus? C'mon guys, I'd seen them before, thus the live album would rock. But when I was provided with the latest from Brujeria, a very well-kept secret side project of, well, let's just say metal pioneers, I was shaking and sweating waiting to put Raza Odiada in my CD player. From start (title track 'Raza Odiada (Pito Wilson)') to finish ('Ritmos Satanicos'), Brujeria's latest maims, kills, strangles, and mutilates the listener with its rapid-fire of death metal mayhem. With lyrics sung in Spanish built within the foundations of the anarchistic assaults of metal, _Raza Odiada_ manages to supply us with a very unique sound and approach to death metal, something that many of us (especially in North America) aren't accustomed to. Whatever the reasoning for this band's conception (political or recreational), one thing is for sure, Brujeria does it really well. Loud, fast and furious, tracks like 'Revolucion', 'Sensos Humanos (Sacrifia IV)', or 'El Patron' add fuel to the fire burning beneath the determination of this band to be seen, heard, and understood. Hide the women and children, and brace yourself: Brujeria has arrived. !Viva Brujeria!

(article published 2/9/1995)

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