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The first full album in nearly fifteen years, incendiary M.G. deathcore warfare sure to boil your brain.Recorded with the lineup from 1987 as featured on "Campo de Exterminio".
(Description by J. Campbell)
Holocausto were among the very first extreme metal bands to form in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a city now recognized for spawning one of the most crucial regional styles of extreme metal. Along with Sepultura, Sarcófago, Mutilator, and a handful of other bands, Holocausto played a particularly sinister sounding strain of deathrash (or deathcore as they used to call it in 1987), which, owing to the evil edge it exhibited, is now regarded as an early expression of the then-emerging black metal movement. Holocausto was arguably the most primal of the group, with reckless riffs balanced on the brink of abandon, held together by sheer feral intensity. Holocausto stood out from their peers due to the band’s fascination with themes related to the atrocities of war and a sound perfectly suited to the subject matter.
After releasing their classic debut full-length, “Campo de Extermínio,” Holocausto’s sound changed drastically. Led by Rodrigo Führer, and no longer playing the same frenzied and primitive style, Holocausto shifted toward a conventional thrash metal sound for its sophomore album before veering into more polished, technical, and even industrial influenced metal in the early 1990s. Holocausto’s output since that time has been sporadic, but through the years, “Campo de Extermínio” has retained its power, assuming a rightful place in the canon of Brazilian extreme metal.
In 2016, the original Warfare Noise lineup of the band reunited to resurrect its old sound for the unanticipated and superb “War Metal Massacre” album. Last year’s “Guerra Total” demo, featuring the same lineup as “Campo de Extermínio,” was nothing short of astonishing. Holocausto proved that it is possible for a band to reclaim the youthful intensity of its earlier recordings after straying far from the original sound, a feat that almost no band has successfully accomplished.
With “Diário de Guerra,” Holocausto has arguably produced the finest Brazilian deathcore/black metal album in about 30 years. It is a vengeful and violent exploration of human horror. The raw, razor wire sound of Valério Exterminator’s guitar is wound around the pummeling fury of the bass and drums, delivered by Anderson Guerrilheiro (Insulter) and Armando Nuclear Soldier (Insulter, Mutilator, and Sarcófago). The album is relentless, each riff a savage outburst, each song an unyielding attack. Directing the assault are the vocals of Rodrigo Führer, whose snarling, dictatorial growls accentuate the band’s misanthropic tendencies. In keeping with the classic Holocausto sound, the songs here are unrestrained, and, at times, appear to be capable of flying off the rails, but the band always manages to harness the chaos and cacophony in a way that is quintessentially Brazilian. For any fans of the early Brazilian pioneers, “Diário de Guerra” will sound almost like an unearthed lost recording from that era featuring all the hallmarks that defined the genre.
首波巴西極端金屬代表之一，除了Sepultura、Sarcófago、Mutilator、Sextrash..等等。樂團離上張專輯將近有十五年，煽動性黑暗死亡核戰爭肯定會讓你的大腦沸騰。本新作樂手皆是來自於1987年“Campo de Exterminio”專輯。
Holocausto是最早在巴西美景市（Belo Horizonte）形成的極端金屬樂團之一，這個城市現在被公認為生產極端金屬最重要的區域風格之一。除了Sepultura、Sarcófago、Mutilator和其他樂團之外，Holocausto彈奏了一種特別險惡的死亡鞭擊(deathrash)之聲（或者是"deathcore"他們在1987年使用的詞彙），由於它所表現出的邪惡邊緣，現在被認為是當時新興黑金屬運動的早期表現。 Holocausto可以說是最原始的一個，平衡在死亡邊緣的粗暴RIFF，與純野性強度組合在一起。由於樂團圍繞著戰爭暴行相關的主題，加上非常適合他們主題的音樂，Holocausto從同齡人中脫穎而出。
1987年，在發行他們的經典首張專輯“Campo de Extermínio”後，Holocausto的音樂發生了翻天覆地的變化。在Rodrigo Führer的帶領下，不再發揮同樣瘋狂和原始的風格，Holocausto在第二張專輯轉向傳統的鞭擊金屬聲音，然後在90年代初轉向更加陽光、技術、甚至工業金屬。 Holocausto自那時起的產量一直是零星的，但多年來"Campo de Extermínio"保留了它的力量，在巴西極端金屬中佔有一席之地。
2016年，樂團原始陣容重新組建，發表了EP“War Metal Massacre”重新演繹其最原始的樂風。去年的DEMO"Guerra Total"與“Campo de Extermínio”是相同的陣容，簡直令人驚訝。 Holocausto證明了樂團在偏離原始聲音之後是可以重新找回年輕時的熱血，這一壯舉幾乎沒有樂團成功過。
憑藉“Diário de Guerra”，Holocausto可以說在30年內製作了最好的巴西死亡/黑金屬專輯。這是對人類恐怖報復和暴力探索。 Valério Exterminator吉他的原始剃刀線聲響起纏繞在鼓(Armando "Nuclear Soldier"(Insulter, Mutilator, and Sarcófago))與貝斯(Anderson "Guerrilheiro" (Insulter))聲當中。這張專輯是毫不寬容的，每一首riff都是野蠻的爆發，每首歌都是不屈不撓的攻擊。執導攻擊的主唱是Rodrigo "Führer"，他的獨裁咆哮強調了樂團的厭世傾向。為了保持一致Holocausto經典聲音，這裡的歌曲是無拘無束的，有時似乎能夠飛出軌道，但樂團總是設法以一種典型的巴西式駕馭混亂和噪音。對於巴西早期極端金屬開拓者的任何粉絲來說，“Diário de Guerra”聽起來幾乎就像是那個時代出土的遺失聲音，包含所有定義該類型的標誌。
Country : Brazil
Genre : Black/Thrash Metal
Release date : July 31rd, 2019
Version desc . : MC Limited to 300 copies
Catalog # : PMS-009
3.Refugiados / Solução Final 02:28
4.Zona de Conflito (Faixa de Gaza) 03:05
5.Guerra Total Apocalipse 02:26
6.Símbolos da Discórdia 02:17
8.Diário de Guerra 04:38
10.Ocupação Hostil 03:00
11.Pelotão da Morte 02:49