Today’s Friday Loud tune is “Refuse / Resist” by Brazilian death metal / thrash metal act Sepultura. This band have been around since 1984. They were a huge force in the death metal, thrash metal and groove metal genres throughout the 1980′s and 1990′s. Sepultura was founded by Max Cavalera and his brother Igor. Their name means “Grave” in Portuguese. Most of the band’s original members have left over the years, but they are still going strong. Sepultura have released 12 studio albums to date.
“Refuse / Resist” was released on their Chaos AD album in 1993. The lyrics of the song mention “tanks on the streets, confronting police, bleeding the plebs.” and its chorus resembles a protest march slogan. When it was released as a single, it featured a photograph of a South Korean student rushing at Seoul’s riot police contingent while holding a petrol bomb. The song was listed at number 26 in VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs chart and Chaos AD received Silver and Gold certifications in Europe and the USA.
I still have fond memories of my friend Wouter cranking up this song in this Ford Laser when we were on our way to Oppikoppi for the first time in 1998. It’s definitely one of my favorite metal songs of all time. Just have a listen below, I’m pretty sure that you’ll like it too.
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