A-lex

Label
Steamhammer
Release date
23 Jan 2009
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
54:14

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 A-lex I 1:54 21,500
2 Moloko Mesto 2:09 28,870
3 Filthy Rot 2:46 27,836
4 We've Lost You! 4:13 11,962
5 What I Do! 2:01 20,415
6 A-lex II 2:18 19,009
7 The Treatment 3:23 21,434
8 Metamorphosis 3:01 23,129
9 Sadistic Values 6:50 20,943
10 Forceful Behavior 2:27 18,417
11 Conform 1:54 18,403
12 A-lex III 2:03 16,368
13 The Experiment 3:28 17,187
14 Strike 3:40 19,271
15 Enough Said 1:36 19,857
16 Ludwig Van 5:30 21,172
17 Alex IV 2:46 1,795
18 Paradox 2:15 18,631

About this album

A-Lex is the eleventh studio album by Brazilian metal band Sepultura. It is scheduled for release on January 23, 2009 by independent German record label SPV. This is the first album featuring new drummer Jean Dolabella, since the departure of Igor Cavalera in 2006.

This is the second concept album released by Sepultura, following 2006’s Dante XXI which was based on Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. A-Lex is based on the 1962 book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, which in 1971 was adapted into a film version by Stanley Kubrick.

The album was recorded in São Paulo at Trama Studios and mixed at Mega Studios during 2008, since February through the process of composition until August when the band finished the mixing process and revealed the track listing and album title.

Andreas Kisser stated about the influences obtained from Burgess work:
“ We will write our soundtrack for this story and Burgess’ life will be an inspiration also to write the music, lyrics and for the artwork.”

The title is also a pun on the main character from the novel, Alex and the Latin for “without law”: ab(away from) + lex(law); presumably, this is a reference to how Alex and his companions behaved.

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  • General-Punk

    I don't understand haters. Perfect album, what's wrong?

    27 Mar 6:28am Reply
  • MrCommando1995

    I would not even call this shit "heavy metal". 0/10

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • TheComareq

    What the fuck is this shit?!

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Iezuz

    Best Sepultura album I ever bought.

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AngelDevastator

    The worst "metal" album EVER.

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Emannikcufesin

    I own two Sepultura albums with Derrick on vocals - A-Lex and Against. This is the better of the two and is an all around solid album that chugs along with great consistency. There are even a few pleasant surprises along the way. Recommended.

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Mike_910711

    Самый любимый их альбом. На одном дыхании слушается.

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Brenutka

    охуенный.

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • neXt___

    @duyu23, you tagged asking alexandria and 36 crazyfists as "fucking good music", so what do you know about groove metal? Yep, I responds on shout which was written 1,5 years ago

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Jerzeydan

    Have read the book, have seen the movie.. This album is just awesome! Has so many great songs. The instrumental pieces make the listener think about things that the book tells and the lyrics of the album are written so well..

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • efilgnikcufecin

    FUCK THE HATERS! This Album kills. Bought the vinyl when it came out, no regrets.

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    ''Your musical compatibility with duyu23 is Low''

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • macho2

    I don't understand the hatred for this album. The guitar tone is so fucking meaty that it sounds like a fucking sledgehammer. That's cliche as hell but seriously, its the best way to describe it. This is one of the best of latter day Sepultura.

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Xhiron

    nice album, highly recommended to watch the movie first!

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • bezi47

    The best album of Sepultura with Derrick Green on vocals. It 's awesome.

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Soundservant

    v After seeing your charts, I can understand why you'd think that. You're quite confused.

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • duyu23

    Worst album I've ever heard [3]

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Awesome concept, I fucking love A Clockwork Orange. Album is just ok.

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Arthurcobhc

    What I do rules!

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    great album!!

    14 May 2011 Reply
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