"Homem Inimigo do Homem" CD
"Man, the enemy of men!!! White caucasian cancer corroding
life mercilessly!" These sweet words open Ratos de Porao's
new album, Homem Inimigo do Homem, their first release since Onisciente
Coletivo in 2003. This album marks the band's 25th anniversary
making them one of the oldest, continually active, and most intense
bands in hardcore.
Mixing riffs inspired by thrash metal with the most furious elements
of the punk from the last 30 years, "Homem Inimigo do Homem"
is simultaneously a return to their mid 80's sound and an antidote
to the extinct trends RDP survived over the years. The verbal
machinegun that is so peculiar to Ratos de Porao is a form of
"Punk Journalism," spotlighting topics such as corruption
and sex scandals in the Catholic Church, the still-existing problem
of slavery in the Brazilian countryside, and the latest wave of
commercial pop punk/emo frauds.
Engineer Bernardo Pacheco and producer Daniel Ganjaman, who works
with some of Brazil's biggest names in hip hop and rock, captures
RDP's intentions, and gives "Homem Inimigo do Homem"
a straight-ahead, organic sound that translates the 80's idiom
into the modern age. In a country where nothing is ever certain,
one can be sure that 25 years from now, Ratos de Porao will still
be standing strong, dirtier and more aggressive than ever. For
a band that has survived drugs, violence, trends and even morbid
obesity, another quarter of a century will be a piece of cake.