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)
When Max Cavalera left Sepultura in 1996, the band were on the cusp of something big; just 1 step away from 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 the quality of the albums he sings on – and no matter how hard he has worked to cement his place in Sepultura history – he is consistently dogged by rumours that Max Cavalera will rejoin the band.
But you have to ask yourself why would they bother to reform at all?
Max Cavalera forged ahead with the tribal, Nu-Metal, sounds found on Sepultura’s Roots album with his splinter-band, Soulfly while The Cavelera Conspiracy amounted to the brothers Cavalera reunion the metal world seemingly clamoured for.
So the question remains, why cast Derrick Green aside to reunite a band that would be performing for mere nostalgia value only?
Sepultura in 2015 are as reliable a Groove-Thrash outfit as you could possibly ask for and Derrick Green is the immovable man-mountain at the heart of their current incarnation.
Having roared his guts out on 7(!) Sepultura albums, that’s 1 more than Max managed, 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 2015 he is Sepultura.