Belo Horizonte-based Eminence is a thrash metal band that has evolved more and more into a modern nu-sounding act. The group has an impressive Brazilian pedigree with members from Sepultura, Overdose and others.
The band was formed in 1995 and as early as 1998 obtained the opportunity to tour Europe. At this time, the band had issued a self-titled domestic Brazilian EP, the Hunger and Faces demos. Diamond Records which is co-owned by King Diamond issued Chaotic System. Beto Ferris was out for the second album, which was recorded in the USA by Neil Kernon. A Swiss label issued Humanology, while Locomotive took over for 2008’s The God Of All Mistakes. The album was previously rerecorded and reworked.
Sepultura bassist Paulo Pinto Jr., Allan Wallace and André Márcio of Eminence and Vladimir Korg of The Mist had a project called The Unabomber Files in 2010. The band had recorded a demo at WZ Estúdio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazil’s Eminence made its U.S. live debut on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at The Star Of Palm Beach at Pier 40 in New York City. Headlining the show was Prong. Thiago Correa was back on bass. Bruno Paraguay was singing. Brazil’s Eminence would release a demo called The Stalker in the summer of 2013. Sepultura bassist Paulo Pinto was a guest on the record. The Stalker, the fourth full-length album from Brazilian band Eminence was out in mid-2013. It was produced by Tue Madsen. Bassist Correa was back.
EMINENCE - THE GOD OF ALL MISTAKES - LOCOMOTIVE
I guess all trends reach Brazil eventually. The land that gave us all those thrash, death, black and eventually hard rock albums has now its very own mallcore band. Too bad this crap is already dead (not!). Eminence is not so bad at first listen. The songs have a good degree of thrash riffing, which raises its ugly head, but upon repeated listens the songs’ mallcore elements become increasingly obvious. The band attempts a good deal of groove, yet the vocals with its gargling-mixed-with-clean-gangland chants that ruin the whole affair more so than the music. Undermind and Stainer - are these titles picked consciously? - are two of the more offensive tracks although the latter track has a strong bass sound. The light drum sound is a surprise given the involvement of Tue Madsen. What is one more mistake for followers of machine Head and Devildriver? - Anna Tergel