Sepultura – Nation (2001)
From fiery bursts of brutal thrash (the short, sharp shock of “Revolt”) to experiments in thundering tribal grooves (“Uma Kura”) and arms-aloft anthems such as “Sepulnation”, this collection of political diatribes virtually fell into the nu-metal cesspool when it should have been revered for its experimental nature and quality songwriting.
Sepultura have arguably gone from strength to strength since this release – Dante XXII & Kairos are particularly noteworthy – and any notion that Sepultura aren’t ‘Sepultura’ without Max (& Igor) Cavalera are preposterous.
However, perhaps even the band have fallen out of love with Sepulnation – although they’ve never stopped fighting the good fight – as this political monster was practically ignored during their recent 30th Anniversary tour.
A shame, as this semi-forgotten treat from the ‘Seps’ sizeable back catalogue still contains enough power to shock and awe.
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