🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Sepultura

Going back to our Roots…

The Maccabees score far too low:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Scott Walker 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Fugazi 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Jason Molina 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Slowdive 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Sigur Rós 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
Young Fathers 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Trail Of Dead 3.76
Hüsker Dü 3.74
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The Walkmen 3.70
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
British Sea Power 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
The Go! Team 3.36
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Leftfield 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Richard Hawley 3.25
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
The Coral 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
Foals 2.76
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Alanis Morissette 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Faithless 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
The Maccabees 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
KISS 1.73
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

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0 voters

  • Morbid Visions
  • Schizophrenia
  • Beneath The Remains
  • Arise
  • Chaos A.D.
  • Roots
  • Against
  • Nation
  • Roorback
  • Dante XXI
  • A-Lex
  • Kairos
  • The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart
  • Machine Messiah
  • Quadra

0 voters

  • Arise
  • Under Siege (Regnum Irae)
  • Dead Embryonic Cells
  • Refuse/Resist
  • Territory
  • Slave New World
  • Roots Bloody Roots
  • Ratamahatta
  • Attitude
  • Choke
  • Against
  • Tribus
  • Convicted In Life
  • Kairos
  • The Age Of The Atheist
  • Sepultura Under My Skin
  • I Am The Enemy
  • Phantom Self
  • Isolation
  • Last Time
  • Means To An End
  • Guardians Of The Earth

0 voters

4/5.

Don’t listen to anything after Max left but love everything from before that. Beneath The Remains is a perfect thrash album and the three albums after it come close in different ways.

The Under A Pale Grey Sky live album is fucking incredible btw. The SPEED.

9 Likes

I was not expecting this! :open_mouth:

Loved them so much from Beneath to Arise and fucking hated Chaos AD as I though it was sellout bullshit, their attempt at a Black album.

I was wrong, it’s a great album but not as good as the 2 before it.

Roots is Nu metal bandwagon jumping crap and haven’t listened to anything else, but I hear the new album is fantastic.

Saw them live once and they were great but Paradise Lost we supporting them and were much better.

4 for the good times.

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I thought it was shit for a long time but went back to it when I wasn’t a grumpy teenager and loved it!

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Now I agree with most of what you say, but this? They were certainly given a big marketing push to try and ride the wave but Roots is still light years away from the abysmal butt-rock of Limp Bizkit et al

Maybe, but the song Roots is a disgrace.

One man is going to ruin this thread with his ignorance.
We all know who he is. Let’s please just ignore him.

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Beneath The Remains, Arise and Chaos AD all fives, the rest I can take or leave. 4.

Love the silliness of the roaring in Biotech is Godzilla

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Wasn’t that written by Jello Biafra?

:flushed:

This take, too spicy for my face to cope

:rofl::rofl:

Probably haven’t listened to much they’ve done since about 1996 but a 5 from me for the run from Beneath the Remains through to Chaos AD.

Won’t get any indie points but Chaos AD is my favourite. For me, they forged their own truly unique sound that could only be Sepultura on it. Just the right mix of catchy but also aggressive songs with strong political messages. Also love Igor’s drumming where you can just about hear the kit bouncing with how hard he’s hitting it but also that slight tinge of the samba.

Ratamahatta from Roots is also great.

They also did some fine covers of other bands. This Bob Marley cover probably is one of my favourite things they’ve done.

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Big fan of this.

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You’re a disgrace

:kissing_heart:

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Beneath the remains alone gets them a FOUR.

One of the few ‘prefer the early stuff’ situations I can get on board with.

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Regardless, I cannot miss any opportunity to jokingly satirise by intoning

ROOOOTS! BLOODY ROOOTS!

when something comes up that sounds vaguely like or is in fact ‘roots’

5 Likes

TWO BLOODY TWO

Chaos AD came out shortly before I went to university. In halls I ended up living with a bunch of metal fans, and it got played a lot. It was a proper gateway to enjoying heavy music for me.

I’ve got fond memories of me and my friends collectively losing our shit when they’d play Refuse Resist at the Mayfair on a Friday night.

5 for the memories. Oh, and this is a beast of a tune:

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