Top 10 Max Cavalera songs: #6: “Dead Embryonic Cells” (Sepultura)

Posted: September 22, 2015 by Jeffrey Maki in Editorials, Lists
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This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs

In our interview with Max Cavalera (read here), we discussed his astonishing 30 year career in metal, starting with his first album in Sepultura, Morbid Visions, all the way to his 2015 Soulfly album, Archangel. Here are my Top 10 Max Cavalera Songs spanning his 21 studio albums with Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy and Killer Be Killed.

sepultura-dead#6: Sepultura – “Dead Embryonic Cells”
(Arise, March 25, 1991, Roadrunner Records)

“Dead Embryonic Cells” is Sepultura’s second single, as well as the second of three to be released from the album Arise. The B-side featured a death metal version of Motörhead’s “Orgasmatron.” The accompanying video saw heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. This is the first song I had ever heard up until this point with a breakdown as devastating as this. When I saw Sepultura play Hammerjack’s in Baltimore, MD., circa 1994, the crowd absolutely went into a headbanging frenzy for “Dead Embryonic Cells.”

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