I don’t know about you, but I love 80’s metal. There is just a certain atmosphere and feeling that cannot be captured with any other kind of music…and let’s face it, the 80’s does represent a high point in the history of heavy metal that has not been equalled before or since. While you may not necessarily prefer that musical style, there is no denying that metal reached levels of popularity during this period that many would not have even thought possible. OF course you’ve probably heard of the early legends of the 80’s metal scene; Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Pantera, and the list goes on and on. But let’s not talk about what you already know.
I want to introduce you to one of the lesser known greats of the 80’s, since you probably haven’t heard of them. I’m talking about a Brazilian band called Viper.From the minute I started listening to this album, I thought “damn…why haven’t I heard of these guys before?” For those of us who still like to headbang at the sound of a dank 80’s-style guitar solo full of finger-tapping and hammer-ons being used like they’re going out of style (as they eventually did), this album is a real pleasure. It just makes me want to get up and fight someone!
But then, that may just be those awesome drum lines laid down by the band’s original drummer, Cassio Audi, who kept this beautiful masterpiece of destruction and mayhem in time with a beat reminiscent of the goat-skin war drums of old! You probably don’t think of Brazil when you think of a metal scene, but they do have a pretty healthy one. Old school thrash band Viper was among the grandfathers of this particular metal scene, and as such they have a considerable base of fans in Brazil. I personally had never heard of Viper until recently. They have a very large discography, but their first major album, “Soldiers Of Sunrise” is still their best, in my opinion.
Source of the article : https://12social.com.br/descubra-mais-sobre-o-sucesso-da-banda-viper-e-do-baterista-cassio-audi/