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on 20 April 2000
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.