2. Blood Pigs
4. My Confession
6. Battle Ready
12. Jonestown Tea
Sevas Tra stands for "art saves," a philosophy written all over
Otep's debut full-length, an album that yanks itself from the jaws
of suffering with rage, anger, doom, and a sound heavier than
Slipknot. Female lead singer Otep, whose name is an Egyptian suffix
meaning "creative offerings," growls, screams, and throws in the
occasional hip-hop sound ("Battle Ready" and "Sacrilege") as she
wipes the slate clean of any preconceptions of how intense a
female-fronted metal band could be. Marilyn Manson has said, "That
girl scares me," of Otep, not surprising when you hear the eerie,
pained opening of "Emtee" or frightening whine of "Blood Pigs."
Sevas Tra is a record that raises the high watermark for goth metal.
Jun 18, 2002