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Against

8 April 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Oct. 1998
  • Release Date: 5 Oct. 1998
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 1998 The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 47:31
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  • ASIN: B001F1JYDW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,116 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Nicholls on 17 April 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Sepultura have seen a nosedive in popularity since Max left, many fans jumping ship to soulfly instead. I like Soulfly, and this is the first output of post-max Sepultura which I have bought, along with the 2001 release Nation. Against was an enjoyable listen, and I'm glad I got it. Green's vocals work really well for the band, and I don't really think they've lost much from that respect. However, individual songs are perhaps not as strong, or as catchy as their older work, maybe because max wrote a lot of their songs.

On the whole though I really like Against. I actually think, as an album, I'd be more inclined to listen to the whole thing than their earlier work. This is partially because the song lengths on the whole are shorter, but also because they run together nicely - though this could be seen as a fault. What I mean really is that the songs go together well, as an album should.

I'm glad that Sepultura have carried on being experimental in the vein of Chaos A.D. and Roots, which were my favourite two albums of the old band line-up. Some say the guitar has been 'dumbed down' and that is a fair statement for the most part, but for me Sepultura have always been more about the interesting brazilian percussive element than complex guitar lines, and to be honest most of the riffs are still catchy.

This album further distances the band from their death metal origins, which is a plus for me, as I'm not really into ridiculously fast music, I prefer the tribal and complex, but listenable beats, which Sepultura are still producing in abundance. I look forward to seeing them at Hammerfest 09!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Paul McNamee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Whats the best way to put this? Everybody is wrong. Sadly this world is full of people who are afraid of progression. This sort of person does not like anything but albums such as Kill 'Em All, Reign In Blood and so on. Some people would only be happy if a band kept releasing albums with crap production forever, full of songs they could probably write themselves considering how many times they've listened to whichever band they're into's first four albums. No more is such a stereotype found than amongst fans of metal. So-called Sepultura fans have been unfairly harsh on this album. These are the people who followed Max Cavalera into the mainstream and never looked back. Back on the home front, his former bandmates delved into obscurity and unearthed a gem, and released a masterpiece.

Reputation is a curse. A band releases an album: at first it is just well liked, but soon word travels and after a few years it becomes a classic. No album is this more true of than Against's direct predecessor, 1996's Roots. Like so many "classics", Roots holds more importance for its contribution to the genre, for its influence, than it does for its actual quality of music. Many people forget than when it was released it saw mixed reviews; only when a few years had passed did people identify imitation, and label it the band's Magnum Opus, as they had done for Chaos A.D., Arise and Beneath The Remains before it. Had Against been released by another band it probably would have favoured better critically. Unfortunately, it fell victim to that most unnecessary of musical traditions, comparison. Furthermore, the band defied expectation by expanding their sound drastically in several directions, rather than wrapping up another easily-defined Sepultura-by-numbers record for Roadrunner to sell.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By axolotl66 on 10 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Yes, the sound is still Sepultura. And it is still great! The departure of Max Cavalera and his replacement by a guy called Derrick (no, it's true) seemed to go without a hitch, so much so that a previous reviewer thought that Max still sung on this album! And he says he is a fan. Oh well.
Not as intense as Roots (could it be?) but a good first album with a new line-up. After Max went to do his own stuff we were all worried that the Seps would lose something. They did, perhaps, but not until Roorback.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ben_jekyll on 27 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
this is a good album in places, the down side is that those places arent a close together as they once were, the good songs are brilliant, but the bad ones seem to last forever, and there are too many of them. if any other band released this album as a debut which i suppose technically it is for derrick greene i would have been nicely impressed and on that level i am, but you know that better was still to come.
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I acidently purachased 'Against' by mistake, and in all fairness this is an ok album. I am a Huge Soulfly fan and love Max Cavalera and think he is a legend. But i have to admit i was never to keen on on Sepulturas newest lead singer i just felt he did not have a voice that could match of be better than max, but saying that his voice is exellent on such songs as Old Earth (personaly i thought best track on album) and Choke.This album is ok but if your a new Sepultura fan i recommend you buy 'Roots' or Chaos A.D. becuase these are Brilliant albums which are Heavy and Tribal.
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This for me rates as their worst effort. Coming off the inventive tribal-esque direction of Roots with a new singer this album lacks any immediate tracks and comes across as a dull jam. Derek Green is an imposing figure no doubt who fits well into the image of the band with long flowing dreads, he also has a powerful voice but the songs are so half baked and experimental he rarely gets to shine. I prefer the Seps when they are brutally heavy and fast. Their next effort delivers the goods but this just doesn't cut it for me.
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