We all know Brazil from bands like Sepultura and Soulfly. What most of you don't know is that this band Korzus was already active in the year 1983, when lots of you weren't even born yet or were still running around in diapers. With ups and downs they recorded a few albums, but never got a lot of recognition outside their own country, perhaps that will change now?
Korzus is musically inspired by the Bay Area Thrash and.... Slayer. Especially the singing style of Marcello Pompeu is very similar to Araya's. Songs such as "Raise Your Soul" and "My Enemy" are good examples and "Slavery" is the best Slayer-track not created by them. The singing sees to it that Slayer is the band that enters your mind all the time, but it would not be fair to Korzus to say that they are a Slayer clone. Therefore they add enough melodic Bay Area thrash riffs and guitar solos to the songs. The album has a heavy and very tight production and sounds like a Swiss clock.
The new Korzus album is an album that will be liked by lots of thrash fans. You could probably say that this record is a kind of mix between Slayer and Demonica. With Sepultura being off the scene, Korzus can put Brazil back on the thrash map.