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on 17 May 2003
Since 2001's Nation, little had been heard from brazilian metal kings Sepultura. By the end of 2002 a mini-covers-album hit Brazil and Japan, but it wasn't an worldwide release. Therefore, we can consider Roorback as being their first effort since Nation.
And how well they did it! Roorback is fast, furious, angry and, yet, considerably different.
The album kickess off with "Come Back Alive". It's by far their angriest and fastest song since 93's Refuse/Resist. The initial riff reminds somehow "Roots Bloody Roots", while the rest of the song is completely insane.
"Godless" slow things down a little, with some percursion work in its end. Good song, though not one of the best in the record.
"Apes of Good" begins with a thrash-riff which could've easily been taken from a Slayer album, and continues with same violence. Killer!
"More of the Same" is a bit more slow and, sometimes, melodic. Gets very heavy by the end. Great song.
"Urge" is probably the worst song in the entire album. It seems they put together a whole bunch of riffs, which didn't work out. Bad song.
"Corrupted" is so heavy that as soon as the drums kick off you begin to imagine the mosh pit blowing away, once the song is played live.
"As It is" is just a regular song, though not bad.
"Mindwar" had already been released in the internet, and it's awesome.
"Leech" is completely hardcore, 2 minutes long.
"The rift" is a masterpiece.
"Bottomed Out" contains a long guitar-solo, which is very good. Slow song, completely different from the rest of the album, reminds me of "The Ways of Faith".
"Activist" finishes the hell of a great album, their best since 93's masterpiece "Chaos AD". Sepultura are coming back.
Come back alive!