Brazilian Thrash Death Metallers Claustrofobia have released an incredible cover of Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” – recorded entirely in their native Portuguese. No less brutal than the original, “Força Além da Força”, is a great tribute the Pantera classic from the album “Far Beyond Driven” (East West/ Elektra) the first metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts. The cover also comes with a killer videoclipe, produced, directed and edited by Caio D`Angelo.
The idea to do it in Portuguese came when two American friends from Claustrophobia heard the pre-production of this track, still in English, and were impressed by the similarity with the original, so curiously they suggested recording it in Portuguese.
“’Strength beyond Strength’ has always been one of our favorite Pantera songs, and a song that doesn’t have a music video or was commercially worked on by them, but it opens in an extremely aggressive way the album “Far beyond Driven” that we consider the pinnacle of identity. from Pantera, changing the course of Heavy Metal. We always had the desire to make a version for this sound because we identify a lot with this type of composition. And the clip was contagious, ironic and extremely aggressive”, said Marcus D’Angelo.
Now headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Claustrofobia has completed their seventh full-length studio album. Produced by Adair Daufembach and Claustrofobia, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Adair Daufembach in August 2020 at Northwood Sound Studio in Los Angeles, ‘Unleeched’, released by Metal Assault Records on March 11 2022 on digital and physical formats.