Brujeria: Dammit, We Should Have Paid More Attention In Spanish Class
|A rare piece of Brujeria artwork that does not involve a severed head.|
Have you ever noticed how extreme music with vocals in another language sound way more menacing than they do in boring old English? The English version of Rammstein's single "Du Hast" pales compared to the original German one. In English, it's just another whiney nu-metal love song, but in its own native tongue it's spooky and plays into the whole "Oh no Germans!" schtick. Even Nena's "99 Luftballoons" sounds like Hitler Youth pop after a few spins.
Tijuana natives Brujeria fall into that same category, but they are one of the most humorous and brutal bands to come out of Mexico. Many people might not know that the Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra was an early member of the band. (That makes two DK references in one day on Rocks Off, by the way.)
The band slips into town tomorrow night at Amnesia Disco (5865 Gessner), headlining a Latin punk and metal show. We might just have to hit this up. We probably shouldn't have slept all the way through Mr. McManus' Spanish 2 class in high school either, because it might be handy. Just saying...