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Release date: 20 February 1996
Style: Alternative metal, Groove thrash metal

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Disc I
01. Roots Bloody Roots
02. Attitude
03. Cut Throat
04. Ratamahatta [Feat. Ross Robinson, David Silveria and Carlinhos Brown]
05. Breed Apart
06. Straighthate
07. Spit
08. Look Away [Feat. Jonathan Davis and Mike Patton]
09. Dusted
10. Born Stubborn
11. Jasco
12. Itsári [Feat. Xavantes tribe]
13. Ambush
14. Endangered Species
15. Dictatorshit
16. Canyon Jam [Hidden Track]
17. Procreation (Of The Wicked) [Celtic Frost cover] [Brazilian edition bonus]
18. Symptom Of The Universe [Black Sabbath cover] [Brazilian edition bonus]

Disc II [Roadrunner Records: The 25th Anniversary Series bonus disc]
01. Procreation (Of The Wicked) [Celtic Frost cover]
02. Mine [Feat. Mike Patton]
03. War [Bob Marley cover]
04. Lookaway [Master Vibe mix]
05. Mine [Andy Wallace mix]
06. Dusted [demo]
07. Roots Bloody Roots [demo]
08. R.D.P. [demo]
09. Untitled [demo]
10. Attitude [live at Ozzfest]
11. Roots Bloody Roots [Megawatt mix 1]
12. Roots Bloody Roots [Megawatt mix 2]

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (16)


Additional info
The limited edition digipak (RR 8900-5) has instead of "Canyon Jam" the
following three bonus tracks:
16. Chaos B.C. (5:10)
17. Symptom Of The Universe [Black Sabbath cover] (4:14)
18. Kaiowas (Live) (2:26)

A strictly limited edition came in a wooden box containing the digipak CD, a
video, candles, a necklace and some other extras.

Rereleased by Roadrunner Records as part of the Roadrunner Records: The 25th Anniversary Series with a bonus disc.

Videos were made for the following, "Roots Bloody Roots" "Attitude" and
"Ratamahatta"

"Itsari" means "roots" in the Xavante language. The chant included in this
track is the "Datsi Wawere" healing ceremony chant.

Guest review by
Angel

Rating:
10
What's left to say about Sepultura? That it's probably the best selling third world band ever? That they're going facedown to the ground since the leaving of Max "I am the Soulfly-Ego" Cavalera? "Chaos A.D." went golden and "Roots" went double gold in Holland (trust me, that's a good thing). That the difference between their first and last records is so huge that even the development of a butterfly contains more radical changes? That "Roots" was the first piece of metal I bought? Nah, I think the band-name speaks for itself. The style on this first piece of Sepultura is totally different from "Roots". They started as a full-on death metal band, finding their roots on "Beneath The Remains' (1989) and re-discovered 'em in 1991, with the release of "Arise". And then, five years later, one of the finest works of the 90's is released.

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published 19.09.2003 | Comments (25)

Guest review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
5.0
Roots was Max Cavalera's last album with Sepultura before his departure, and he did not exactly go out with a bang. The predecessor to Roots, Chaos A.D., saw the band move away from thrash and towards a simpler, moderately-paced death metal sound that, while differing from their previous material, showed promise. Roots takes this stylistic change further, abandoning thrash-inspired death for death-inspired nu metal. Truthfully, this is largely a nu metal album punctuated by Max Cavalera's recognizable growls, Igor's trademark drumming, and some traditional Brazilian instrumentation provided by Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown and the native Xavante tribe. The genesis of Soulfly is here, and is not entirely welcome.

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published 17.08.2012 | Comments (14)

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Passinger - 01.01.2010 at 16:07  
Rating: 10 Songs is very hard to feel protest the world potician. Sepultura is rare band because of mentioning the social problems. Roots album is he one who shows this way of sepultura.
musicalkaratekid - 06.02.2012 at 14:20  
Rating: 7 This album is completely and utterly overrated. In my opinion it is just too long and the amount of filler material here is extraordinary.

...However, the riffs are fucking glorious (when not overused) and Cavalera's voice is as threatening as ever. Also, the atmosphere in general is gargantuan. So yeah, whilst this is far from their best album, it has its moments.
Bitchy Angel - 06.02.2012 at 14:48  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.02.2012 at 14:20

This album is completely and utterly overrated. In my opinion it is just too long and the amount of filler material here is extraordinary.

...However, the riffs are fucking glorious (when not overused) and Cavalera's voice is as threatening as ever. Also, the atmosphere in general is gargantuan. So yeah, whilst this is far from their best album, it has its moments.


Another Super Over-reacted album - Beneath The Remains.
Everything must be in place otherwise it can not be great.
musicalkaratekid - 06.02.2012 at 14:54  
Rating: 7
Written by Bitchy Angel on 06.02.2012 at 14:48

Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.02.2012 at 14:20

This album is completely and utterly overrated. In my opinion it is just too long and the amount of filler material here is extraordinary.

...However, the riffs are fucking glorious (when not overused) and Cavalera's voice is as threatening as ever. Also, the atmosphere in general is gargantuan. So yeah, whilst this is far from their best album, it has its moments.


Another Super Over-reacted album - Beneath The Remains.
Everything must be in place otherwise it can not be great.


Don't you mean 'Over-rated'? But yeah, i agree that 'Beneath the remains' is overrated too. I'll just go with 'arise' as my favourite sepultura album.
Bitchy Angel - 06.02.2012 at 15:04  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.02.2012 at 14:54

Written by Bitchy Angel on 06.02.2012 at 14:48

Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.02.2012 at 14:20

This album is completely and utterly overrated. In my opinion it is just too long and the amount of filler material here is extraordinary.

...However, the riffs are fucking glorious (when not overused) and Cavalera's voice is as threatening as ever. Also, the atmosphere in general is gargantuan. So yeah, whilst this is far from their best album, it has its moments.


Another Super Over-reacted album - Beneath The Remains.
Everything must be in place otherwise it can not be great.


Don't you mean 'Over-rated'? But yeah, i agree that 'Beneath the remains' is overrated too. I'll just go with 'arise' as my favourite sepultura album.


I meant "over-reacted" which is more serious than overrated. Music critic overrated the album and the crowd follow it created "over-reacted" phenorama, lasted for so many years, amazing mistakes.

Arise is good...Chaos A.D is my favorite, very much underrated ! I only collect thes two.
musicalkaratekid - 06.02.2012 at 18:24  
Rating: 7
Written by Bitchy Angel on 06.02.2012 at 15:04

Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.02.2012 at 14:54

Written by Bitchy Angel on 06.02.2012 at 14:48

Written by musicalkaratekid on 06.02.2012 at 14:20

This album is completely and utterly overrated. In my opinion it is just too long and the amount of filler material here is extraordinary.

...However, the riffs are fucking glorious (when not overused) and Cavalera's voice is as threatening as ever. Also, the atmosphere in general is gargantuan. So yeah, whilst this is far from their best album, it has its moments.


Another Super Over-reacted album - Beneath The Remains.
Everything must be in place otherwise it can not be great.


Don't you mean 'Over-rated'? But yeah, i agree that 'Beneath the remains' is overrated too. I'll just go with 'arise' as my favourite sepultura album.


I meant "over-reacted" which is more serious than overrated. Music critic overrated the album and the crowd follow it created "over-reacted" phenorama, lasted for so many years, amazing mistakes.

Arise is good...Chaos A.D is my favorite, very much underrated ! I only collect thes two.


Aha, interesting:) Yeah, i agree Chaos A.D. is underrated. It shows sepultura moving in a different direction,yet also has some killer riffs and their 'thrash metal attitude' of the 80's.
sentinel65 - 10.02.2012 at 04:08  
  There is some really good stuff like "Roots Bloody Roots" and "Ratamahatta", but there is also some pretty generic stuff that doesn't seem too standout. Overall I'll give it a 7, kept me entertained. Most definitely not thrash though...
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 22:06  
Rating: 6 I'm a big Sepultura's fan but this album is a disappointment for me. Max wanted to do something new and the result is pretty average. Special mention for the song "Roots Bloody Roots" of course, I can't deny it. If only the entire album would be like that...
AtrumHiberna - 13.04.2012 at 23:26  
  This is where Sepultura actually lost the game. just awful
tea[m]ster - 14.04.2012 at 17:49  
  I saw on the Metal Evolution series Sepultura were "accused" of writing a nu-metal record....Max didn't disagree.
Illog1cal - 23.05.2012 at 02:54  
  If they cut the album down to around 9-10 solid songs and focussed more on those, then this would have been a much better album. "Roots Bloody Roots" is simply brilliant, has a powerful message.
Jaeryd - 28.08.2012 at 09:44  
Rating: 7 A pretty decent album overall. I enjoyed it. I'd give it anywhere from a 7.3-7.7 rating.
Wraith000 - 29.09.2012 at 13:47  
  RATAMAHATTA RATAMAHATTA RATAMAHATTA RATAMAHATTA RATAMAHATTA
Jaeryd - 11.01.2013 at 06:42  
Rating: 7 Ratamahatta was definitely my favorite. That track is addictive. Makes me feel like I'm hunting/being hunted in a South American jungle.
Metropolis_Dream - 03.04.2013 at 19:14  
  For sure a good album, but far away from their best days. Too much fillers songs overall.
Ralle - 29.10.2013 at 18:51  
Rating: 10 Still rocking, after all these years ! Real masterpiece !
NocturnalStalker - 19.11.2013 at 18:08  
Rating: 6 Honestly, I can express my impression from this album in just one word: boring. Just that.
Deadmeat - 18.01.2014 at 21:27  
Rating: 5 Boring and stupid album.... the only good songs are roots and attitude. also many songs are.. hatetable...
Lit. - 25.08.2014 at 06:26  
  Hmm, this isn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be. It's overrated as hell, long, and for the most part unmemorable, but at least it's better than... virtually everything released after it.

And all of Cavalera Conspiracy. And some of Soulfly.
deadone - 22.09.2014 at 06:30  
Rating: 7 I think it's a real mixed bag. I can appreciate the vision behind the album and occassionally they pull it off really well. But some of the stuff is really poorly conceived such as Lookaway and there's too many tribal bits and they occassionally ruin the flow of what are straightforward groove metal songs.

I also like the sense of nostalgia I get from listening to it. It takes me back to when I was 17 and this was one of the few metal albums being cranked at parties (it had only been out for a year at that stage) along with Pantera and Alice In Chains.


So it's decent even if inconsistent. As for the irritating bits, there's always the skip button!

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