Brazil will be forever known amongst the rock & metal community as the birthplace of the almighty Sepultura. Sure there’s been a handful of other great bands, but Max and co. have been the main exports. Stepping in for their turn is all-new band PAINSIDE. I went into listening to this album knowing absolutely nothing about the band minus the small bio they have on their Myspace.
So, 27 years have passed since the last China Sky album in 1988. A lot has changed in that time: hipsters have regrettably come into existence, the confusingly named MTV has inexplicably ceased playing music videos and Ozzy has tried his hand at acting. Also, I was conceived and am now writing this very review.
27 years is a very long time in rock and roll.
A true icon in Heavy Metal performed in front of many eyes that night, and it was filled with endless aggression.