March 11, 2020

Brujeria - Matando Güeros (1993) ☠

Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish (Español)
Genre: Grindcore
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☠: Selected by Buccaneer
© 1993 Roadrunner Records
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier
Brujeria made their undoubtedly colorful debut with Matando Güeros, one of the more curious grindcore albums of its era. This band of Latin American narco-satanists could be the most deadly group out there, at least judging by sonic assaults like "Molestando Niños Muertos" and "Narcos-Satánicos" -- or they could just be a bunch of death metal professionals reveling in a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek side project. Either way, Matando Güeros makes for a fun listen, assuming you're into exploitative stuff like this. The music? Well, it's nothing to really get overly excited about, but it is well-performed Napalm Death-style grindcore and sounds pretty damn intense, for sure, especially given the Spanish growling. And it's indeed that whole Latin American narco-satanist angle that's by far the most interesting aspect of this debut, which spawned quite a few similarly deadpan follow-ups.

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