Sevas Tra - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Sevas Tra [PA]
- Country of Origin
- Mono / Stereo
CMJ (4/29/02, p.15) - "...Named after its brutally beautiful singer, Otep, this band proudly unleashes wonderful bursts of musical antaganism....overflowing with aggression and brimming with substance..."
CMJ (6/02, p.19) - "...Musically, Otep is right on par with Slipknot and Skinlab; its got meaty guitar riffs, guttural screams and drumming that would make Animal from 'The Muppet Show' woozy..."
NME (Magazine) (6/1/02, p.38) - 5 out of 10 - "...It's a hard line to fault, Otep draws inspiration from poets, philosophers and Fiona Apple, thus singlehandedly extending nu-metal's cultural horizons...They rock hard enough for any crow-sniffer..."
- South Africa
- Pop / Rock
- 63m 38s
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Tortured
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Blood Pigs
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] T.R.I.C.
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] My Confession
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sacrilege
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Battle Ready
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Emtee
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Possession
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Thots
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Fillthee
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Menocide
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Jonestown Tea
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] [Untitled Hidden Track] - (hidden track)
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Contains an untitled hidden track following "Jonestown Tea."
Otep: Otep Shamaya (vocals); Rob (guitar); Evil J (bass); Moke (drums).
Personnel: Moke (drums); eViL j (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Terry Date.
Recording information: Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Studio Litho, Seattle, WA.
Photographer: P.R. Brown.
Otep instantly raises the bar on today's female-fronted metal band scene. Signed in the wake of some serious Ozzfest buzz (the band landed a coveted spot on the tour with no record deal), the California quartet makes acts such as Kittie or Snake River Conspiracy seem tame by comparison. The band's first full-length, SEVAS TRA packs a menacing groovecore punch.
Part poet and part Barbie-doll growler, enchanting vocalist Otep Shamaya could easily give Corey Taylor (Slipknot) or Phil Anselmo (Pantera) a run for their money. Shamaya's self-proclaimed poeticism clearly suggests that the scary-sounding band name is a simple anagram. Otep's music is at times, crushing, anthemic, and venemously vengeful. Think Slayer-meets-RATM for "T.R.I.C," one of many brutal tracks, expertly produced by metal veteran Terry Date. "Posession" and "Blood Pigs" capture Pantera-like intensity with mountainous grooves. Recurring lyrical themes address empowerment ("Battle Ready"), politics ("Thots"), and especially the issue of abuses committed in what were once relationships of trust ("Tortured"). "Jonestown Tea" contains a disturbing twist on the Oedipal section of the Doors' "The End.," while "Emptee" makes use of a haunting Nine Inch Nails vibe. The future of heavy music is suddenly much prettier with the release of SEVAS TRA.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Terry Date
- EMI Music Distribution
- Martin Feveyear; Terry Date
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