NME (Magazine) - 10/28/95, p.568 (out of 10)
- "...[a] nugget....Brujeria are a Chicano hardcore band who sing in Spanish. Short and brutal, the assault begins with a scathing attack on California governor Pete Wilson's Proposition 187--which stoped Mexican and South American immigrants in the state from receiving welfare, medical care and education..."
For Raza Odiada, the follow-up to their well-received debut, Brujeria seemingly invested a bit more time into their efforts, recording a slightly more elaborately written and performed album. Still, it's still mighty exorbitant, once again pushing the whole narco-satantist motif to its logical grindcore extreme -- no doubt to the glee of many listeners, who should find much delight upon translating the floridly cryptic Spanish-language song titles. The musical offerings here should be likewise delightful for grindheads, who should find much to relish here as these songs are downright pummeling -- in a good way, of course. It all amounts to an above-the-fray grindcore album, given its Spanish eccentricities as well as its musical professionalism. Granted, Raza Odiada plays like a sequel and thus lacks the element of surprise that had made Brujeria's debut, Matando G?eros (1993), such a memorable first listen, but still...es muy bien -- s¡, s¡! ~ Jason Birchmeier