’ fifth record! To the Death
! Quite frankly, I hadn’t even heard of the name of this band until the request popped in my mailbox. Active since 1996, the Brazilian band probably remained rather obscure because the four previous records were released by Tumba Records a Sao Paulo, Brazil, based label. And
often when a local label signs a local band, they both end up only followed by a local fanbase as well. So To the Death
might well be the gateway out of Brazil for Death Thrashers NervoChaos
with their signature on Greyhaze Records based in Florida, USA.
Playing Death Thrash and coming from Brazil will automatically make you think of Sepultura
, but NervoChaos
’ Thrash Metal
is a lot more “fun” than Sepultura
’s ever was. With NervoChaos
, expect more beer-laden choruses, and moshing parts than pure evil aggression as if often the case with South American acts. They’re not trying to be the next Sarcofago or Vulcano
but rather sound as if they enjoy “drinking” Metal
so expect more something in between Tankard
and Demolition Hammer
(if you can manage that). The production is on par with the expectations, it’s actually rather powerful and not raw as hell as most of their local counterparts. Kudos to the lead guitarist who does a few good solos throughout the record.
Lyrically speaking, NervoChaos
deal with societal issues and most of all with how much we’re being fooled by governing bodies to suit their needs. Sheep amongst wolves. Though such themes are more fit to Grindcore acts, the Thrashy anthems and the “discernible” growls of Guiller are doing a fine job with their claims even if it’s lighter in tone than, let’s say, Napalm Death
I found Desamaldo, another Brazilian signature on Greyhaze Records, a bit more intriguing musically than these lads, but the sincerity and energy of NervoChaos
won me over and I thought I should rather praise them than pretend to be bored with their music. I’m pretty sure they will not become the next best band to come out of Brazil after Sepultura
but I’m certain they don’t give a rat’s ass about it. This music is too be played out loud with packs of cold beer and that’s all there is to worry about.