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Blurring the line between mosh pits and tribal dances, Roots is a rush of down-tuned guitar chug, Amazonian rhythms and industrial electronics. Mid-’90s groove metal doesn’t get any more funky or furious than “Breed Apart” and “Ratamahatta”, a riot of wildly clattering percussion with singer Max Cavalera venting volcanic anger at his government’s treatment of Brazil’s indigenous population. Sepultura team up with musicians from the Xavante tribe for “Itsari”, an enchanting foray into Brazilian folk music that speaks to the band’s grand vision.

Customer Reviews

超マジ凄い!

セパルトゥラのアルバムの中でも、最も濃い一枚かもしれません。
マックス・カヴァエラの、自分たちのプリミティブな文化に対する想い、
追いやられる少数民族、
現代文明への辛らつな発露、
そういったものがごった煮のように楽曲に現れているかのようです。
特に4曲目のratamahattaは、顕著。
前作までのものと違い、単なるHR/HMと一線を隔し始めたアルバムゆえ、聴く人を選ぶかもしれないのは事実…。
ただ、名作なのは間違いないと思います。

デルタ、アルファ、シグマ。

滝廉太郎を思いました。

Biography

Formed: 1984 in Brazil

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

From their humble beginnings in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sepultura became the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history. Over a ten-year period, the band grew from strength to strength, transforming itself from a primitive death metal ensemble into one of the leading creative trendsetters of the international aggressive music scene. Unfortunately, a bitter internal crisis almost destroyed the band, and Sepultura struggled to recover their previous momentum. Hailing from Brazil's third...
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