Derrick Green – Sepultura
Albums: Against (1998), Nation (2001), Roorback (2003), Dante XXI (2006), A-Lex (2009), Kairos (2011), The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart (2013), Machine Messiah (2017).
When Max Cavalera left Sepultura in 1996, the band were on the cusp of something big; just 1 step away from forever joining the metal elite. Instead, internal conflict confounded any progress and Sepultura were left without a frontman.
Enter Derrick Green; the Ohio born throat-shredder bravely stepping up to the plate with enough passion and commitment to convince the fans….so why is he on this list?
No matter how good the albums he sings on are (this years Machine Messiah is arguably one of the finest albums ever released under the Sepultura moniker), and no matter how hard he has worked to cement his place in Sepultura history, Derrick Green is consistently dogged by rumours of, and requests for, an original line-up reunion.
Machine Messiah has already proven that Sepultura in 2017 are as reliable an experimental groove-thrash outfit as you could possibly ask for – and Derrick Green is the immovable man-mountain at the heart of their current incarnation – so why is there such constant dismissal of Sepultura’s post-Max output?
Having roared his guts out on 8(!) Sepultura albums – that’s now 2 more than Max managed – Derrick’s credentials as Sepultura frontman should surely be set in stone and he should not have to suffer the constant indignity of reunion rumours which, if they came to fruition, would leave him unemployed.
Give the man some credit, in 2017 he is Sepultura…..and the band are better than ever!