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* PretenderDiss: "If you are a false don't entry", naturally.

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* SpikesOfVillainy: The band is well known for their nail gauntlets that they wore during the ''I.N.R.I'' years.

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* UrExample: Of bestial black/war metal.


* ThrashMetal: Regardless of the style they prioritized at a particular period, it's always heavily rooted in thrash.

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* ThrashMetal: Regardless of the style they prioritized at a particular period, it's always heavily rooted in thrash. The band themselves apparently always considered themselves a thrash metal act.


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* BlackMetal: Considered an important part of the first wave, and cited as a major influence by bands such as {{Music/Mayhem}} and {{Music/Darkthrone}}. Averted since ''The Laws of Scourge''.

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* BlackMetal: Considered an important part of the first wave, and cited as a major influence by bands such as {{Music/Mayhem}} and {{Music/Darkthrone}}. Averted since ''The Laws of Scourge''.


* CarefulWithThatAxe: In "Satanic Lust" before and during the solo and in the middle of "The Last Slaughter".
* DeathMetal: Present on ''I.N.R.I.'' and ''Rotting'', became their primary style in the 90s.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: In "Satanic Lust" before and during the solo and in the middle of "The Last Slaughter".
* DeathMetal: Present
Used sporadically on ''I.N.R.I.'' and ''Rotting'', ''Rotting''.
* DeathMetal: Present in the 80s,
became their primary style in the 90s.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Early demos and ''I.N.R.I.'' are hard 10, everything else hovers around 9-10 ("Midnight Queen" is a rare example where they drop down to 8).

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Early demos and ''I.N.R.I.'' are hard 10, everything else hovers around 9-10 ("Midnight Queen" is and "Secrets of a Widow" are two rare example examples where they drop down to 8).

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: In "Satanic Lust" before and during the solo and in the middle of "The Last Slaughter".


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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: The early material.


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Early demos and ''I.N.R.I.'' are hard 10,  everything else hovers around 9-10 ("Midnight Queen" is a rare example where they drop down to 8).

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Early demos and ''I.N.R.I.'' are hard 10,  10, everything else hovers around 9-10 ("Midnight Queen" is a rare example where they drop down to 8).

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* StartMyOwn: Sarcófago is essentially this to Wagner after he left Music/{{Sepultura}}.

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* IAmTheBand: Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier.


* MetalScream: Wagner uses Type 3 with bits of 2.

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* MetalScream: Wagner uses Type 3 mixed with bits Type 2, with rare instances of 2.Type 4 ("The Last Slaughter", ''Warfare Noise'' version of "Satanas").


* DeathMetal: Present on "I.N.R.I.'' and ''Rotting'', became their primary style in the 90s.

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* DeathMetal: Present on "I.''I.N.R.I.'' and ''Rotting'', became their primary style in the 90s.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The band depicted on the cover of their debut album, ''I.N.R.I'']]

Sarcófago was an extreme metal band from Brazil. Founded in 1985 by Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier, previously from {{Music/Sepultura}}, they were their contemporaries in forging the early Brazillian extreme metal scene.

Primarily, they were a major influence on BlackMetal, due to their abrasive music, Satanic (though [[YouNoTakeCandle gramatically mangled]]) lyrics and {{Music/Venom}}-inspired leather-and-spikes image. Their album ''I.N.R.I.'' is considered important to the genre's development.

The band split up in 1987 after recording ''I.N.R.I.'' and reformed in 1989. After that, their music veered more towards [[ThrashMetal thrash-influenced]] DeathMetal, and lyrics involved more reality-based topics, like alcoholism, prostitution and suicide. ''The Laws of Scourge'' is notably one of the earliest examples of TechnicalDeathMetal.

From ''Hate'' onwards, the band opted for using a drum machine instead of a live drummer, which proved controversial. The members also cut their hair short in protest of long hair becoming popular due to the huge success of {{Grunge}} in the early 90s. ''Hate'' received mixed to positive reviews, and ''The Worst'' got lukewarm reception. After releasing the ''Crust'' EP in the year 2000, Sarcófago split up for the last time.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ''Warfare Noise'' split album, some of the old members joined a tribute tour organized by Cogumelo Records. Wagner was absent because he didn't want to play professionally anymore. In 2009, rumors surfaced about a supposed comeback tour featuring the original ''I.N.R.I.'' lineup, but were ultimately proven false.

!!Final lineup:
* Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier - vocals, guitar (1985-2000)
* Geraldo "Gerald Incubus" Minelli bass guitar, backing vocals (19862000)
* Eugênio "Dead Zone" drum programming, keyboards (19942000)

!!Previous members:
* Armando "Leprous" Sampaio drums (19851986)
* Juninho "Pussy Fucker" bass guitar (19851986)
* Zéder "Butcher" guitar (19851987)
* Eduardo "D.D. Crazy" drums (19861987)
* Fábio Jhasko "Jhasko" guitar (19911993)
* Lucio Olliver drums (19911993)
* Vanir Jr. keyboards (19911993)

!!Discography:
* 1986 - ''Warfare Noise'' (split album)
* 1987 - ''I.N.R.I.''
* 1989 - ''Rotting'' (EP)
* 1991 - ''The Laws of Scourge''
* 1992 - ''Crush, Kill, Destroy'' (EP)
* 1994 - ''Hate''
* 1997 - ''The Worst''
* 2000 - ''Crust'' (EP)

!!Sarcófago provides examples of...

* BadassBookworm: Lamounier is currently a professor of economic science and applied statistics at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
* BlackMetal: Considered an important part of the first wave, and cited as a major influence by bands such as {{Music/Mayhem}} and {{Music/Darkthrone}}. Averted since ''The Laws of Scourge''.
* DeathMetal: Present on "I.N.R.I.'' and ''Rotting'', became their primary style in the 90s.
** TechnicalDeathMetal: ''The Laws of Scourge'', which is also one of the [[TropeMaker Trope Makers]].
* EpicRocking: "Nightmare" is the only song on ''I.N.R.I.'' that passes the five minute mark. Four out of six songs on ''Rotting'' are over six minutes long. Some other examples are "Midnight Queen", "Secrets of a Widow" and "God Bless the Whores".
* HeavyMeta: "Deathrash".
* IntercourseWithYou: A hefty amount of their lyrics deal with sex in some shape or form.
* LastNoteHilarity: On ''I.N.R.I.''; an almost half hour of extremely violent and obscene lo-fi proto-black metal ends with what sounds like sped-up carnival music and... toilet noises.
* LeadDrummer: D.D. Crazy is notable for his relentless blast beat drumming and deceptively intricate fills.
* MetalScream: Wagner uses Type 3 with bits of 2.
* MinisculeRocking: Four songs on ''I.N.R.I'' are below three minutes in length, with the shortest one, "Deathrash", being only 01:35. Some demo tracks and half of the tracks on ''Hate'' also qualify.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Early demos and ''I.N.R.I.'' are hard 10,  everything else hovers around 9-10 ("Midnight Queen" is a rare example where they drop down to 8).
* NewSoundAlbum:
** ''Rotting'' slightly toned down the brutality of ''I.N.R.I.'' and introduced a [[ThrashMetal thrashier]] sound.
** ''The Laws of Scourge'' is full-fledged TechnicalDeathMetal.
** ''Hate'' is straightforward DeathMetal with heavy emphasis on speed and intensity.
* OdeToIntoxication: "Alcoholic Coma".
* TheOldestProfession: PlayedForDrama in "Midnight Queen".
* RefugeInAudacity: With lyrics that are often obscene and vulgar (for instance, a blasphemous take on Mother Mary's virgin birth) and music that's near-comically brutal at times, this is implied.
** One could argue that this is the entire motivation behind the ''Hate'' album.
* ReligionRantSong: The self titled track on ''Rotting'' is a Type 2.
* RockMeAsmodeus: A lot in their proto-black years, averted later on.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Or, in this case, "Sex, Drinks and Metal".
* StageNames: Almost all members had them.
* ThrashMetal: Regardless of the style they prioritized at a particular period, it's always heavily rooted in thrash.
* YouNoTakeCandle: English is not the band's primary language, and it shows in the lyrics. The infamous "If you are a false, don't entry" is just one example. They did get better with time, admittedly.

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