Sepultura are not ones to rest on their history. The current incarnation of the band has constantly moved forward and tried to evolve the sound that broke them through the metal mainstream so many years ago.
The band is gearing up to release Machine Messiah on January 13, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is already available for pre-order as low as $9.49. Moments ago, the band released their lead single, "I Am The Enemy" and Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta was right. The song goes hard!
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) December 9, 2016
Founding guitarist Andreas Kisser had this to say about the track:
"The song 'I Am The Enemy' was one of the last songs we worked on before going to Sweden to record the album, it's really simple and straight forward with a strong influence of the hardcore scene of the 90's.
The lyrics talk about ourselves as human beings, with concepts and pre-concepts implanted in our heads through education, religion, the environment and all of our own experiences. We are the problem and the solution, do not blame anything or anyone else but yourself, you are your own enemy. Face yourself, rethink your life and then you'll have a chance to make a better world for yourself.
We are playing the song live already and the reaction is being amazing, now you all have the chance to listen to the album version, play it loud!"
If the rest of the album sounds as good as this, we'll definitely be paying attention.