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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16

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  1. 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 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 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
  2. Jan 12, 2016
    5
    Nation by Sepultura. A german review.
    Das erste Album mit Derrick Green nach dem Weggang von Max Cavalera. Kann leider nicht an die Vorgänger anknüpfen. Greens Meisterwerke mit Dante XXI und Kairos sollen noch kommen.
    Nicht schlecht, nicht mehr, nicht weniger: 5/10
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. '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.
  3. A magnificent return to the band's brutal, almost hardcore punkish, roots.