Debut record for Alternative Tentacles from the Brazilian veterans who've released ten albums in all! Ratos de Porao ( Basement Rats in english ) have been playing, touring, and making records since the early 80's and were the first band from South America to put out a HC album.( back in 1983)
On Carniceria Tropical, the band's sound is more similar to their early days, rather than their most recent albums, which crossed-over more to the metal fields. The album was recorded in Sao Paulo; produced and engineered by Billy Anderson (Logical Nonsense, Melvins, Neurosis). The music is a mix of crust, metal and 90's punk rock, not too far astray from elements of Logical Nonsense, Sepultura and old Slayer, but with much more severity and vocals that turns stomachs inside-out. Their sound is very raw and intense; this record is by far the most brutal of all their releases.
The whole album is in Portuguese except one song that's sung in English . Lyrically RDP deal with the political and social problems troubling Brasil, yet offering positive messages for a better future.
The band are getting quite well known outside of Brazil, having released a few records on Roadrunner Records, and by steadily touring Europe (2 tours in 1997 totaling 46 shows in 52 days !) (Supporting bands such as : Suicidal Tendencies, Biohazard, The Varukers ,Madball ,Cripple Bastards, Therapy ?,The Cure, Extinction of Mankind, Korrupt,..)