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Release date: 24 June 2011
Style: Alternative metal, Groove thrash metal

Rating:

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01. Spectrum
02. Kairos
03. Relentless
04. (2011)
05. Just One Fix [Ministry cover]
06. Dialog
07. Mask
08. (1433)
09. Seethe
10. Born Strong
11. Embrace The Storm
12. (5772)
13. No One Will Stand
14. Structure Violence (Azzes)
15. (4648)
16. Firestarter [The Prodigy cover] [Deluxe edition bonus]
17. Point Of No Return [Deluxe edition bonus]
+ Making Of DVD [Deluxe edition bonus]

Review
Lyrics (15)


Line-up
Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. - bass
Andreas Kisser - guitars
Derrick Green - vocals
Jean Dolabella - drums


Additional info
Produced, recorded and mixed by Roy Z.
Co-produced by Sepultura.
Recorded at Trama Studios, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Mixed at Moutain View Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, CA, USA.
Sound design and treatments by Jon Mattox.
Recorded at Bright Orange Studios, CA, USA.
Interludes recorded by Andreas Kisser with a Zoom-Q3HD recorder.

Cover artwok by Erich Sayers (eisayers.com).
Booklet and digipak design by Rommel Lima @ Vseis (vseis.com.br).
Photos and videos by Estevam Romera @ Vseis (vseis.com.br).
Proofread by Eric Chenoix.

Assistants: Ronaldo Frige and Paulo Chagas.
Crew: Rogério "Batman" Pinheiro and Edu Garcia.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
4.0
Sepultura's history is common knowledge. For those who didn't write the band off ten years ago, the last two albums Dante XXI and A-Lex were actually worth some time and gave back the Sepultura name some respect. Now with the band's first Nuclear Blast release Kairos has gone and blown it all away again.

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published 12.06.2011 | Comments (80)

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Destructo - 03.01.2011 at 15:35  
Rating: 6 I lost interest in Sepultura a long time back, but it would be interesting if they release something groundbreaking
RavenKing - 03.01.2011 at 15:40  
  I wonder if it will be as godawful as "A-Lex". Damn this shit sucked.
vezzy - 04.01.2011 at 10:57  
 
Written by RavenKing on 03.01.2011 at 15:40

I wonder if it will be as godawful as "A-Lex". Damn this shit sucked.


Unfortunately, the Cavalera brothers aren't doing anything interesting either. Cavalera Conspiracy, bleh.
Marcel Hubregtse - 04.01.2011 at 11:11  
 
Written by vezzy on 04.01.2011 at 10:57

Written by RavenKing on 03.01.2011 at 15:40

I wonder if it will be as godawful as "A-Lex". Damn this shit sucked.


Unfortunately, the Cavalera brothers aren't doing anything interesting either. Cavalera Conspiracy, bleh.


Soulfly, even worse
MaiSweettShaadow - 26.04.2011 at 00:46  
  Soufly is bullshit
Angelic Storm - 06.06.2011 at 16:04  
  I have finished listening to this, and unsurprisingly, it really is very average stuff. Most of the songs sound very similar to one another, and very little stands out. Although "Born Strong" is a great song. I was hoping that Dante XIII (The only Sepultura album I truly love with Derrick on vocals) wasn't a fluke, but its seeming more and more like that was the case. Shame.
vahiid - 13.06.2011 at 09:34  
  I'm thinking what's the KAIROS???

i guess it's a greek word.if it is, it means air????

plz help together to solve this puzzle.what was that sepultura??????? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HeadStone - 13.06.2011 at 13:34  
Rating: 10 I think a very good album..the album does not deserve this score...
Troy Killjoy - 18.06.2011 at 17:07  
  What is this and why do I like it? It isn't an amazing album by any stretch...but I think this is the first good album I've heard of Sepultura since Chaos A.D.
iliasvas13 - 18.06.2011 at 17:47  
Rating: 8 Much better than Blunt Force Trauma....
Sepulnation - 21.06.2011 at 02:54  
Rating: 8
Written by iliasvas13 on 18.06.2011 at 17:47

Much better than Blunt Force Trauma....


agree
JD - 27.06.2011 at 03:53  
  Firestarter [The Prodigy cover], Really Sepultura? really? is D.Green sing in The Prodigy? he kinda looks like one of the vocalists there
Kenos - 29.06.2011 at 14:28  
  This band never gets it right. And it's been happening for almost 20 years. Hence, 6/7 albums which are forgettable and mediocre at best. Figure out the worst. Maybe "Roots" was the beginning of the end, but this "end" has been dragged for too long...

4,5 - becomes 5 just because is slightly better than "A-Lex".
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.06.2011 at 14:31  
  And once again an album by Sepultura which is superior to anything done by Soulfly.
FXCK_YEAH - 10.07.2011 at 19:29  
  Great album!
JonnyHolomovemt - 18.07.2011 at 03:20  
  I sort of enjoyed listening to this the first time, but that's the only time I was remotely interested.

This album has got to have some of the most repetitive riffing I think I've ever heard, and that is probably the most annoying thing I think any band can ever do to a song. Take for example, the first track! You just listen to the first bit of it and you can already tell it's going to suck. SERIOUSLY! THE RIFF JUST KEEPS REPEATING OVER AND OVER AND OVER! It's not until 1:27 on "Spectrum" that you finally hear a different riff being played, and even that gets repetitive too! What a horrible way to start off an album!

I will say though that the album starts to pick up from that point a little though with songs like "Kairos", "Mask", "Relentless", "Born Strong" and "No One Will Stand". I feel that these would have to be the most interesting songs on the album.

This album is definitely not their worst by any means. Although to be fair, you couldn't have really expected anything much out of this album since this band's pretty much been dead since Max Cavalera & Igor Cavalera left. However, if you still like Sepultura without either of the Cavalera brothers and want to give this a chance, I will worn you that you'll probably expect the same feelings that you had from A-Lex, only maybe a little better.
Acidjunkie - 01.08.2011 at 14:53  
Rating: 7 Some enjoyable moments on this album. Rating this a 4.0 seems a bit harsh to me. Not a gem like classic albums Roots or Beneath the Remains, but not bad either.
RuiQuental - 13.08.2011 at 03:13  
  4.0? listen to the album again, everyone can see it's the best album since Roots following Dante XXI
sepulkisser - 26.10.2011 at 07:59  
Rating: 10 Awesome album!!
AtrumHiberna - 14.01.2012 at 00:04  
Rating: 8 This album is actually good, not groundbreaking, but good. their best in the last 18 years.
Angelic Storm - 14.01.2012 at 02:06  
 
Written by Acidjunkie on 01.08.2011 at 14:53

Some enjoyable moments on this album. Rating this a 4.0 seems a bit harsh to me. Not a gem like classic albums Roots or Beneath the Remains, but not bad either.


I definitely don't see "Roots" as a classic album, but I'd take it over "Kairos" any day of the week... But, "Sepulnation" is still probably the worst album Seps have yet put out.
sepulkisser - 25.03.2012 at 20:04  
Rating: 10
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.01.2012 at 02:06

Written by Acidjunkie on 01.08.2011 at 14:53

Some enjoyable moments on this album. Rating this a 4.0 seems a bit harsh to me. Not a gem like classic albums Roots or Beneath the Remains, but not bad either.


I definitely don't see "Roots" as a classic album, but I'd take it over "Kairos" any day of the week... But, "Sepulnation" is still probably the worst album Seps have yet put out.


First, the album doesn't call sepulnation.. It call only Nation! And isn't good at all but in percussion is brilliant!

And to me the worst albums are "Morbid & Bestial". Bad riffs and lyrics, ugly vocals... Really sucks!!
Angelic Storm - 25.03.2012 at 22:45  
 
Written by sepulkisser on 25.03.2012 at 20:04
First, the album doesn't call sepulnation.. It call only Nation! And isn't good at all but in percussion is brilliant!

And to me the worst albums are "Morbid & Bestial". Bad riffs and lyrics, ugly vocals... Really sucks!!


There is song called Sepulnation though!

I can't agree with that... Morbid Visions and Bestial Devestation are way better than Nation... there is some great stuff on those releases if you can get past the primitive playing and production! lol
sepulkisser - 28.03.2012 at 17:15  
Rating: 10
Written by Angelic Storm on 25.03.2012 at 22:45

Written by sepulkisser on 25.03.2012 at 20:04
First, the album doesn't call sepulnation.. It call only Nation! And isn't good at all but in percussion is brilliant!

And to me the worst albums are "Morbid & Bestial". Bad riffs and lyrics, ugly vocals... Really sucks!!


There is song called Sepulnation though!

I can't agree with that... Morbid Visions and Bestial Devestation are way better than Nation... there is some great stuff on those releases if you can get past the primitive playing and production! lol



It's ok... Is your personal taste! I never liked that albums, musically poors for me!!
But although Nation is a disappointment, the work of Igor was really awesome!
juniorlovesmetal - 05.12.2012 at 07:06  
Rating: 8 I've replayed this album many times before. I haven't got tired of it yet.
Maco - 28.02.2013 at 16:57  
  I was one of those assholes with close mind that refused to listen Sepultura whitout max. I regret it.
Lughs-Spirit12 - 03.03.2013 at 21:13  
Rating: 9 I really will not get while ignorant review sites and closed minded elitists keep writing off Sepultura for simply not having Max and Igor in it anymore and for not caring that Andreas and Paulo were just as much of the band as they were, or for not producing an exact copy of Arise/ChaosA.D/Roots again. It almost seems like mindless whining and nit picking. Grow up people. In my opinion, Derrick has eclipsed Max as a more energetic and engaging frontman, and even Post-Max Sepultura's more average releases (Nation, Against, Dante) have better songs then most of Soulfly's or Cavalera's Conspirecy's albums.

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