Everybody knows that South America is a hotbed of metal mania. So, it should come as little surprise to anyone that a trio of Brazilian youths who grew up listening to heavy music should form their own metal band. And so Nervosa was born, culminating in their anticipated debut album, Victim Of Yourself.
Honestly, this is one really great thrash album in the truest sense of the genre; it's raw as hell, has powerful riffs, classic death metal-style snarling vocals, and an energy that can't be manufactured in a mixing board. Everyone is firing on all cylinders, and there's an authenticity that comes out in every track that affirms this as a band of like-minded musicians that just wants to destroy you with its music. There's a clear influence of the early works of Slayer and Metallica, and I would love to see this band perform live - assuming, of course, I survive the experience.
The Bottom Line: This is simply one of the most honest and raw classic thrash metal albums I've heard in a long time. Nervosa is yet another great band that proves Brazil is a growing and powerful force in the realm of heavy metal. Bom trabalho!
Tracks That Will Make You Dig Out Your Old Denim Jacket: Twisted Values, Envious, Into Mosh Pit, and Deep Misery
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