Beneath the Remains

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Beneath the Remains
Studio album by Sepultura
Released 7 April 1989
Recorded December 15–28, 1988 at Nas Nuvens Studio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genre Thrash metal, death metal
Length 42:14
54:12 (1997 remaster)
Label Roadrunner
Producer Scott Burns, Sepultura
Sepultura chronology
Schizophrenia
(1987)
Beneath the Remains
(1989)
Arise
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]

Beneath the Remains is the third studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1989. It was their first release through Roadrunner Records.

Overview[edit]

Beneath the Remains had improved production and songwriting compared to the band's previous albums.[3] In time it would be acclaimed as a classic in the thrash metal genre.[1][4] According to vocalist Max Cavalera, Sepultura had "really found [their] style" on that album.[3] This was their first album to feature a Michael Whelan cover art - in this case, Nightmare in Red.[5]

Production[edit]

Max Cavalera travelled to New York in February 1988 and spent a whole week negotiating with the Roadrunner label.[6] Although they offered a 7-record deal to Sepultura, the label was unsure of the band's sale potential.[6] The album's budget was a small amount by the label's standards ($8,000), but in the end the cost was almost twice its original budget.[7]

Scott Burns, who had previously engineered records by Florida extreme metal acts Obituary, Death and Morbid Angel, was the chosen producer. Burns agreed to work for a low fee ($2,000) because he was curious about Brazil.[8] Sepultura spent the last half of December 1988 recording the album at Nas Nuvens Studio in Rio de Janeiro, from 8 pm to 5 am.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser, all music composed by Sepultura, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Beneath the Remains"   5:11
2. "Inner Self"   5:07
3. "Stronger Than Hate" (lyrics by Kelly Shaefer) 5:50
4. "Mass Hypnosis"   4:22
5. "Sarcastic Existence"   4:43
6. "Slaves of Pain"   4:00
7. "Lobotomy"   4:55
8. "Hungry"   4:28
9. "Primitive Future"   3:08
1997 Remaster
No. Title Length
10. "A Hora e a Vez do Cabelo Nascer" (Os Mutantes cover, lyrics by Arnolpho Lima Filho) 2:23
11. "Inner Self (Drum tracks)"   5:11
12. "Mass Hypnosis (Drum tracks)"   4:22

Credits[edit]

Sepultura - Producer


Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[10] 9

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Beneath the Remains - Sepultura". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sepultura - Beneath the Remains CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kay (1997), from the liner notes of Beneath the Remains.
  4. ^ Terrorizer #109 (2003), page 35 (author unknown).
  5. ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 69.
  6. ^ a b Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 60.
  7. ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 67.
  8. ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 64.
  9. ^ Barcinski & Gomes 1999, pages 64 & 66.
  10. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

References[edit]

  • Anonymous (2003). A Megaton Hit Parade: The All-Time Thrash Top 20. Terrorizer, 109: 34-55.
  • Barcinski, André & Gomes, Silvio (1999). Sepultura: Toda a História. São Paulo: Ed. 34. ISBN 85-7326-156-0
  • Harris, Keith (2000). Roots?: the relationship between the global and the local within the Extreme Metal scene. Popular Music, 19: 13-30.
  • Sepultura (1989). Beneath the Remains. [CD]. New York, NY: Roadrunner Records. The Sepultura Remasters (1997).