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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Brazilian metal band was produced by Jens Bogren.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. The Wire
    Feb 7, 2020
    80
    If anything Quadra is even better [than 2017’s Machine Messiah], expertly filtering fresh textures (the fat synth that opens “Isolation” immediately raises an eyebrow, along with the Carl Orff-like chorale of “Last Time” and the Bollywood-ish orchestration of “Capital Enslavement”) into tightly coiled songs whose ferocity is comparable to Exhorder’s 2019 comeback Mourn The Southern Skies – albeit with a great deal more ambition and (effective) experimentation. [Feb 2020, p.56]
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    80
    It offers a series of tough, meaty, adventurous songs, that abundantly indulge raw power and emotion. Bogren's production and Sepultura's execution are in perfect balance. Further, Green delivers a career-defining performance here. It is the first Sepultura album in decades to measure favorably alongside the band’s classic output.
  3. Feb 7, 2020
    80
    You can't exactly say Sepultura are back. They never went anywhere in the first place. But they've (rather amazingly) broken new ground on Quadra. Make sure to check it out.
  4. Feb 10, 2020
    70
    The closest ‘Quadra’ comes to breaking new ground and entering unclaimed territory is the dramatic metamorphosis of Green’s voice during the nostalgic nu-metal hymn ‘Agony of Defeat’, not to mention the superb acoustic intro and the profane chorus of ‘Guardians of Earth’. More crucially, the samba drum-kit of ‘Capital Enslavement’ and the syncopated beat on ‘Raging Void’ shows that the idea of exploring percussive possibilities is slowly growing on them.
  5. Kerrang!
    Feb 7, 2020
    60
    Finding new ways to bring the heavy. [1 Feb 2020, p.55]
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  1. Feb 9, 2020
    10
    Such a masterpiece! Best Sepultura album in 27 years and the best metal album in at least 10 years.
  2. Feb 10, 2020
    9
    Muito bom, não consigo para de ouvir!
    A primeira audição eu não curti muito mas agora não consigo mais deixar de ouvir seguidas vezes.