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Category: Speed/Thrash/Tribal

Year: 1996

Label: Roadrunner Records

Catalog Number: RR 8900-2

Average Rating: 82 / 100 (3 ratings)

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Sepultura Roots Album Cover

Igor Cavalera percussion, drums
Max Cavalera guitar, vocals
Andreas Kisser guitars, backing vocals
Paulo, Jr. bass
Ross Robinson percussion
Carlinhos Brown drums, vocals
Jonathan Davis vocals
Mike Patton vocals
1.  Roots Bloody Roots  3:32
2.  Attitude  4:15
3.  Cut-Throat  2:44
4.  Ratamahatta  4:30
5.  Breed Apart  4:00
6.  Straighthate  5:21
7.  Spit  2:45
8.  Lookaway  5:25
9.  Dusted  4:03
10.  Born Stubborn  4:07
11.  Jasco  1:57
12.  Itsári  4:48
13.  Ambush  4:38
14.  Endangered Species  5:19
15.  Dictatorshit  1:23
16.  Canyon Jam unlisted track  13:16
Total Running Time:  72:03

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Date: February 28, 2001 at 11:51
it is the first metal album I ever heard and sepultura since has been my favorite band

From: StephenTaylor Date: April 20, 2001 at 13:50
yes, this is my fave sepultura album, all the songs are great and i love it. Chaos AD is just as good but slightly weaker than roots.

From: T1TAN Date: December 31, 2001 at 15:41
holy macarony, it's good... it's not as tough as Chaos A.D. but it' the closest one to be..

From: drakkar Date: March 13, 2002 at 18:09
every album by sepultura up until (and including) 'roots' is off the chains... when max left, the band lost its inspiration. this album, and 'chaos a.d.' are must-have albums in any metalheads collection. fast, heavy, vicious breaks, incredible drumming. probably the only metal bands that covers sociopolitical topics well, without sounding boring or whiny. no band has ever come close to sepultura in incorporating tribal elements and social commentary like they have done on 'roots'.

From: 0Tolerence Date: September 16, 2002 at 15:48
Overrated by far, boring songs overall, couple of nice efforts in between. But quality wise they have dropped some hundred meters! Get Arise or Beneath the remains instead! This album was the first step in their big mistakes that follow

From: TrickyRicky Date: February 20, 2003 at 22:09
Although there are some great songs now and again,it struggles to really capture the imagination.It plods along and all merges together without creating any chaos that you feel should be in there. Roots was the first step down from earlier albums, and a descent they have failed to stop since.

From: kingsofmetal Date: May 1, 2003 at 7:58
this album is the shit! roots bloody roots was the best fukn song i have ever heard, except forcemetary gates and cowboys from hell by pantera. this album is some mad shit, u gotta fukn buy it!!!!!!

From: black_taus Date: June 24, 2003 at 4:28
it is the first metal band that i heard since my birth, so it iis really my favorite! also the volcalist "max cabalera" he is true idol....

From: cele Date: October 18, 2003 at 16:51
the greatest album of sepultura very good shit

From: a drummer Date: March 26, 2004 at 12:33
sepultura is the shit the best ever

From: a drummer Date: March 26, 2004 at 12:36
once max left it started to really suck thay need to get a new fucking singer

From: Pork Skin Date: May 9, 2004 at 19:10
Nuevamente, otro disco excelente de parte de Sepultura, sin embargo no es tan bueno como el Chaos o el Arise, aunque es de destacar la percusion y la distorsion de las guitarras, un cambio de rumbo muy bien hecho... le doy un 9.5...

From: Baraka Date: June 19, 2004 at 19:13
I don't think that it was so much Max's voice being there that made the album not as good, because he sings for soulfly and they suck, i think it was just the attitude of him that gave the bad there driving power.

From: Dani Filth Date: July 30, 2004 at 13:07
`this was about the third or fourth metal album i ever heard. THIS ALBUM IS INSANE!

From: Borbinha Date: December 14, 2004 at 22:26

From: juan carlos Date: November 17, 2006 at 10:18
Nada que ver, disco olvidable en mi humilde opinión, aca los sepultura perdieron su escencia. Una pena. 5/10

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 8, 2013 at 21:23
Sepultura expand on the style of Chaos A.D., but this time out, the tunes are looser, even less thrashy, with more percussion jams. The guitars are tuned down even further, lending a bit more of a nu-metal feel, a sound Sepultura quietly influenced on Chaos A.D. The ferocity and fire are still very much in place, though, and the tribal instruments and hip-shaking grooves make this a very unique album. Highlights are the absolutely slammin' "Roots Bloody Roots," "Cut-Throat," the infectious "Ratamahatta," "Breed Apart," "Dusted" and "Ambush." Really, the only weak song is "Lookaway," mainly because I don't like Jonathan Davis. I'm not one of these guys who think all good music ended sometime in early 1992, but even I have to admit '96 wasn't a good year, and Roots ended up being a real bright spot.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 14, 2015 at 16:47
A masterpiece of the band!!!..."Roots Bloody Roots" is in my humble opinion one of the best cuts the band has ever recorded...tracks 2,3,4,5,7,9 & 10 are also outstanding ones...essential bloody essential!!!...90/100

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