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Roots [CD]

Sepultura Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B000000H5K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,401 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Roots Bloody Roots (Album Version) 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Attitude (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Cut-Throat (Album Version) [Explicit] 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ratamahatta (Album Version) 4:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Breed Apart (Album Version) 4:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Straighthate (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Spit (Album Version) 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lookaway (Album Version) 5:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dusted (Album Version) 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Born Stubborn (Album Version) 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Jasco (Album Version) 1:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Itsari (Album Version) 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ambush (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Endangered Species (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Dictatorshit (Album Version) [Explicit] 1:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Canyon Jam (Album Version)13:15Album Only

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Sepultura ~ Roots

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing Release 20 Mar 2004
By Shane F
Format:Audio CD
Being a massive Sepultura fan at the time I always fellt that this was a good album. However with the benefit of hindsight it must be said that Roots really falls short of previous releases. When I recently bought the live album I found myself being bored by the Roots songs and even skipping some. Creatively Sepultura pushed the boat out with this album and must be commended for this but the song quality suffers as a result. There is way too much filler here such as Attitude, Endangered Species and Dusted. None of the songs are bad but nothing here compares to Inner Self, Slaves of Pain, From the past comes the storms, Arise or Refuse/resist.
I think that perhaps the rot had set in in the making of this album and it shows in the bland writing.
However there are some good songs also such as Cut Throat and Rattamahatta. But overall not up to Sepultura's impeccable standards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots 31 Jan 2009
By wookie
Format:Audio CD
I've been in a lot of moshpits - a lot - but little can compare to that moment when the opening chords of Roots Bloody Roots kick off. A modern classic. Truly epic.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HEAVY METAL 20 April 2000
Format:Audio CD
Wow, that was what I said after I heard Roots, quite simply, as metal magazine Kerrang! said, THE metal album of the decade (90's). The album starts with the metal song to end all metal songs, Roots Bloody Roots. A song so powerful, it will blow you away. I heard this and I worried, how will they surpass this monster. I have seen many bands do it, start with the best track and not be able to follow it well enough, Sepultura themselves did it on their Chaos AD and Arise albums and Metallica did it on their Black album, but my fears were unfounded. The next track, attitude is another undisputed classic and track 3, Cut-Throat will tear you apart. The best though comes next, Rattamahatta. A drum-busting monster that will give you an aural battering not seen since Motorhead's Ace of Spades. Sung in Portuguese and English, it's natural power will leave you a quaking pile of jelly. The album goes from strength to strength, classics like Breed Apart, Spit and Born Stubborn all lead you to the conclusion that if this band had carried on in this way they could have made something unbearable. As it is this album is unique, the line up changed after this mighty offering and they lost the plot a bit, but nothing, absolutely nothing, can take anything away from this masterpiece.
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This is by far the best and most Influential album by Sepultura, Influences on bands like Ill Nino and Hatebreed. Roots Features a who's who of guest vocalists who include Jonathan Davis from KoRn and Mike Patton from Faith No More and Brazilian Percussionist Carlinhos Brown. The Album also Features various chants (If thats the right word to use!) from the Xavante Tribe from brazil on tracks 'Itsari' and 'Jasco'. DJ Lethal of Limpbzkit/House Of Pain fame features on 'Lookaway' with Patton and Davis. No offence to Derrick Green, But Max Cavalera is and will always be the best vocalist Sepultura has ever had!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, but not Sepultura's best 24 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
I was first exposed to Sepultura when i saw the video for Roots Bloody Roots on TV, i was stunned by the pummeling heaviness of the song so i decided to purchase this album. When i got it i felt quite disapointed, there's just too much filler material and none of the songs match the energy and power of Roots Bloody Roots. Along with roots bloody roots, attitude, cut throat and rattamahata are all enjoyable songs but there's just too many filler songs. If you are thinking of purchasing this album i would go for Chaos AD, its a similar style to roots and still has some Brazilian tribal elements but is a vastly superior Album. Although i generally prefer Sep's earlier thrashier stuff (Beneath the Remains and Arise). This CD would be good if you like Nu-Metal (Korn, Slipknot, etc)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roots review 31 Oct 2013
By andy64
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the first album from Sepultura that I have bought and listened to. I am not a Metal music expert but I know what I like. This is a very original sound. I have not heard this type before. Therefore in my opinion this is an excellent album. I have also recognised that Slipknot must have stolen some of their stuff or copied it having heard similar riffs, tunes etc on Slipknot songs. I hope Slipknot acknowledge this group as to me they are clearly well before them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what an album 15 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
such a shame max left at this point, i think the band peaked at this point, one of the best albums of the 90's, erring on the side of nu metal,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drums! 22 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
It's the tribal sound that this album evokes which makes it such an outright smash hit of an album. It's primal in a way that allows for complex composition and not just dumb sound. I think stylistically this album is the tribal father of Slipknot's Iowa. If you like one there is no reason not to get the other.

Between the big pounding drums and the bass drenched guitars, the violent roars and some chilled out chanting, this album is dynamic enough to keep you listening from the rage filled first half to the more relaxed graceful interludes of the second half. Melded together nicely in the track `Ambush'.

Sepultura have gone through many stages since they first formed, I have to say I think this is their watermark album.

Roots Bl**dy Roots: One of the best album openers ever? from the looping riff which commands your neck to snap to the various drum beats that have the ominous sound of a giant on a rampage.

Attitude: Builds up an almighty atmosphere; then batters you, in a very groove laden way.

Cut-Throat: Does what it says. The vocals are unmatched in the roar of cut-throat, must be heard.

Ratamahatta: A drum tour de force which really has to be heard by all. One of the best tracks on the album, most interesting as well.

Breed Apart: Bit of a slow burner this one and a bit of a come down after `Ratamahatta', feel sorry for `Breed Apart' for having to follow that.

Straighthate: This track ups the rage and adds a nice creeping edge just for good measure.

Spit: Imagine Indiana Jones running away from a massive boulder; this should have been the soundtrack to it.

Lookaway: Surely one of Slipknots biggest influences, violent, unsettling and brilliant.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars heavy, tribal and classic Sepultura.
This was Sepultura at the top of their game. After this album Max left and in my opinion were not as good after his departure. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Darthgeebot
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Adrian Niewiarowski
2.0 out of 5 stars Lookaway
I am reviewing this from the point of view of a serious metal head looking for more metal.I respect the ambition of this album but ultimately it never really comes together. Read more
Published 10 months ago by H.E.Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Rooooooooots!
Great album bought at a great price. Sepultura at their best in my opinion and a must for any meatal head. Arrived quickly and played very very loud!
Published on 4 Dec 2011 by Ben
1.0 out of 5 stars Not on my lawn you don't!
This Brazilian pop band have been going since 1984, and are about to release a new album later this year. Roots their sixth album is utter garbage! Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2008 by R. M. HILL
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever metal albums
Roots is probably my favourite of sepulura's albums and definately one of my favourite heavy metal albums, and the last sepultura album featuring Max Cavalera. Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2005 by Sean Kelly
2.0 out of 5 stars Nearly there
Before I bought Roots by Sepultura i checked out the video for Roots bloody Roots when i came across it. That song is as heavy as hell yet easy to play and very simple. Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2004
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