Thursday, March 25, 2010
Roadrunner Finally Picks a Legit Greatest Album Cover In Brujeria's "Matando Gueros"
Leave it to Fear Factory's Dino Cazares to form a band alongside Faith No More bassist Billy Gould and Napalm Death's Shane Embury, with a specialty in writing sometimes clever, and oftentimes distasteful lyrics about killing white people, illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and Satanism.
Perhaps even more shocking than the lyrical content of the album (which contains vocals in Spanish), is the album cover itself - an image of an arm holding up a severed head that was taken out of the Mexican tabloid newspaper,¡Alarma!
To this day, I am a little shocked by the album cover, and most of that kind of shit doesn't bother me. I think it's the fact that this is a real image of a REAL severed head that makes it disturbing.
Especially when you put the image in the context of the current day problems in Mexico. There is a lot of violence going on down there (well around the world and even right here in the U.S. too), which makes the album even darker than ever.
You can read Roadrunner's official post about the album cover here. And listen to a Brujeria jam below.
UPDATE: Full list of the greatest album covers that made Roadrunner's list right here if you are curious.