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Roots

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Death, Thrash
1. Roots Bloody Roots
2. Attitude
3. Cut-Throat
4. Ratamahatta
5. Breed Apart
6. Straighthate
7. Spit
8. Lookaway
9. Dusted
10. Born Stubborn
11. Jasco
12. Itsari
13. Ambush
14. Endangered Species
15. Dictatorsh*t

Review by Adam on March 21, 2001.

Sepultura have evolved a lot since their last release through a three year period. Much has changed withing the band's sound. The down tuning is even more down tuned on this release, which gives the cd a more heavier tone than before. The vocals are more brutal than they were before and have improved a step from Chaos AD. The songs are complex and interesting and the instrumentals are very diverse and experimental. I find this cd to be confusing at times. It is obviously an album with a wide amount of experimentation. Some of the material is rooted in hardcore, yet some is slower paced with a heavier feel that may be too much of a stretch for some Sepultura fans. To be honest with you, I do not see what the fuss is about this record. Songs like Cutthroat give a middle finger to record corporations and songs like Dictatorshit scream out with raw emotion and intensity. Overall this is a great Metal album plain and simple.

Bottom Line: One of the most experimental, diverse, and interesting metal releases I have ever heard! Buy this album!

Rating: 9 out of 10.