Nation

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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18

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  1. 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
  2. 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 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
  3. erikah
    Oct 24, 2003
    10
    it is great album,but max is a legend,derrick is just a good singer
  4. DrewD.
    Aug 11, 2002
    9
    This album is good, Its not comparable to to old Sep with Max.
  5. 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 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 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
  6. 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
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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.