Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Brujeria – Matando Gueros

Matando Gueros

Brujeria almost single-handedly created MXDM. The brainchild of Dino Cazares and Juan Brujo, this super-group featured embers of notable metal bands like Fear Factory, Faith No More and Napalm Death. Their lyrics and aesthetics concerned the outlaw culture of Northern Mexico.

Matando Gueros is crawling with drug-trafficking, satanic mysticism and a healthy distrust of government authority. The album is full of Napalm Death-style death/grind con frijoles y arroz.

A mild controversy surrounded the early days of Brujeria. Due to major label pressure from the members’ other, more successful bands, they originally played under pseudonyms. Unfortunately, they assumed the identities of the Matamoros massacre perpetrators. No, Brujeria isn’t a bunch of satanic drug gangsters. The hysterics of the Reagan/Bush era are kind of funny in retrospect.

Brujeria – Matando Gueros


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