In their previous seven-year existence Sepultura had steadily established themselves as Brazil's premier metal outfit, but it wasn't until 1991's breakthrough album Arise that they truly captured hearts and minds. Subsequently rereleased with the addition of four bonus tracks--including the band's monumental annihilation of Motorhead's "Orgasmatron"--Arise highlights Sepultura's irrefutable kinship with Metallica. The harmonic guitar interplay between Max Cavalera's rock-solid rhythm work and Andreas Kisser's lead lines--on occasions the six-stringed equivalent of a dentist drill--is devastating. Max's tortured vocals and brother Igor's rhythmic battery are marked by sheer, unfettered aggression. Moments of restraint, as on the quite astonishing "Altered State," merely accentuate the band's trademark brutality, and "Dead Embryonic Cells" is coal-black Sepultura. Even with historical perspective, Arise retains its ignominious appeal."