Nation - Sepultura
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  • Summary: The first release in three years from the Brazilian heavy metal band, which is fronted for the second time out by new vocalist Derrick Green.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. A magnificent return to the band's brutal, almost hardcore punkish, roots.
  2. Green's heightened tunefulness along with the broadened emotional resonance that results should enable this band to relate more to an enlarged fanbase... [#154, p.63]
  3. 70
    Though not as stellar as such past Max-era classics as Chaos A.D. or Roots, Nation is another worthy set of brutally dense, hardcore-tinged metal.
  4. Contains a clutch of crowd-pleasingly brutal anthems...
  5. A series of hard-rockin', tight tunes...
  6. 'Nation' is not bad - it's taut and tense and if you buy it quick you'll get to hear their logic-defying cover of Bauhaus' 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'. But it's hard to reconcile 'Nation''s obsession with the scourge of globalisation with Sepultura's conversion from third world pioneers to just another angry hardcore band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. erikah
    Oct 24, 2003
    10
    it is great album,but max is a legend,derrick is just a good singer
  2. DFitch
    Feb 21, 2002
    7
    Certainly not another Chaos AD, Sepultura is still miles above most bands trying to lamely mix hardcore and metal. Previous reviewer is Certainly not another Chaos AD, Sepultura is still miles above most bands trying to lamely mix hardcore and metal. Previous reviewer is confused: Igor is still on the drums, always has been. Max, the OG singer, is missed, but not much: Derrick's "screaming range" is wider in my opinion, with some nice growls and even slightly singing some bits. The vocal production seems a little lacking, but the emotion is there and the band is more together than on Against. They've still got a message. Expand
  3. MarcD.
    Apr 8, 2001
    5
    It's difficult for me to put down a hard working metal band, but "Nation" simply does not bring the visceral strength of "Beneath the It's difficult for me to put down a hard working metal band, but "Nation" simply does not bring the visceral strength of "Beneath the Remains" or "Schizophrenia," and it doesn't come anywhere near the power Sepulura's monster twin peaks of "Arise" and "Chaos A.D." Max is certainly not irreplaceable, but the new dude doesn't do much to compete with the mad Brazilian on the drum kit. And doesn't Derrick Green sound a little Jello Biafra-like on the song "Politricks"? Expand
  4. derrickgreeenhaterwhat
    Dec 9, 2004
    0
    Sepultura were amazing with max....with the likes of well Everything. thankfully his new band soulfly are amazing....every album classic...as Sepultura were amazing with max....with the likes of well Everything. thankfully his new band soulfly are amazing....every album classic...as far as im concerned the next album after "roots" is not "nation" it is "soulfly" ....too round off this album is absolute rubbish with recycled ideas taken from max and robbed everything max believes in Expand

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