“Man, the enemy of men! White Caucasian cancer corroding life mercilessly!” These sweet lyrics open Ratos de Porao’s new album, Homem Inimigo do Homem, their first release since Onisciente Coletivo! This album marks the band’s 25th anniversary making them one of the oldest, continually active, and most intense bands in hardcore. Mixing riffs inspired by thrash metal with the most furious elements of the punk from the last 30 years, Homem Inimigo do Homem is simultaneously a return to their mid-80’s sound and an antidote to the extinct trends RDP survived over the years.
Engineer Bernardo Pacheco and producer Daniel Ganjaman, who works with some of Brazil’s biggest names in hip hop and rock, captures RDP’s intentions, and gives “Homem Inimigo do Homem” a straight-ahead, organic sound that translates the 80’s idiom into the modern age. In a country where nothing is ever certain, one can be sure that 25 years from now, Ratos de Porao will still be standing strong, dirtier and more aggressive than ever. For a band that has survived drugs, violence, trends and even morbid obesity, another quarter of a century will be a piece of cake.