Sepultura review – Sabaton Open Air 2018


Sepultura is back in Sweden and my first impression is: “Oh my fuckin god, that man is huge”. Derrick Green is the man that got my and many others attention when he entered the stage in Falun this august evening. The lead-singer of Sepultura has been a member of the band since 1998 and I’ve always think of him as the new singer, but the case is that his participation in the band is longer than the founding member Max Cavalera who left the band back in 1996. It’s fun watching Sepultura in Falun because the organizers of the festival have made this one of the most familial festivals in Sweden, and the mix of genres in hard rock and Heavy Metal is absolutely great. Right before Sepultura we got an hour very good Power Metal from Primal Fear and a few hours earlier a Norwegian band named Trollfest showed the audience that you really can have fun when you entered that stage.

If I get back to the primary of this review I have to admit that I was a bit surprised, Sepultura has been flying under my radar for all years, and glad at the same time that they delivered such a good show. Andreas Kisser offered some very good riffs and the drummer Eloy Casagrande hit the drums as it never going to be a day after. Derrick showed us that he’s probably one the frontmen with the most poise in the metal world. That’s of course much because of his size. Sepultura journey includes 15 songs and of course they got the most cheering when songs like “Territory”, “Arise” and “Refuse/Resist” sounds in the speakers. I was very pleased to hear “Boycott” from the album “Against” and they nailed the title track from the last album “Machine Messiah” without any doubt. I can now write down that I’ve also been seeing Sepultura live and it taste my appetite for more Sepultura shows in the future.

Who: Sepultura
Where: Sabaton Open Air, Falun
When: 16/8-18
Stand out track: Machine Messiah
Rate: 6/10

Johan Hagberg

Johan Hagberg

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