This is Sepultura's finest hour. The sheer number and quality of riffs is amazing, almost overwhelming at times. If there were two more songs on this album, people would be dropping dead of whiplash.
This is the second of three awesome thrash albums Sepultura released, and just like Schizophrenia that came before it, and Arise after it, it is the first track that is the strongest. "Beneath The Remains" has something like 36 riffs (I counted once) and that alone is enough to destroy your skull completely. But other songs like "Primitive Future", "Inner Self"("Stronger than hate") and especially "Slaves of Pain" are also thrash classics -the pre-chorus break of Slaves of Pain is like none other.
In conclusion, absolutely essential. One of the ten best thrash albums of all time, hands down.
(taken from metal-archives.com Written by UltraBoris)