Posted on February 16, 2010 -
Like Mercyful Fate, Type O Negative, and Fear Factory; Roadrunner Records is now milking (even more so) everything they can from the bands that made the label what it is today, even though none of those bands are still with the label. Sepultura will no doubt go down as one of the best metal bands of all time, regardless of losing original vocalsit and founder Max Cavalera (who would go on to create Soulfly), so naturally, this compilation hardly covers the “best” of the Brazilian metal gods. Some obvious choices are here, like “Troops of Doom”, “Inner Self”, “Arise”, “Beneath the Remains”, “Slave New World”, “Dead Embryonic Cells”, “Biotech is Godzilla”, and “Roots, Bloody Roots”; but that’s hardly the best Sepultura ever came up with. Where’s the old, classic material like “Antichrist” and “Necromancer”? Not to mention that Sepultura released “Against” and “Nation” after Cavalera departed with new singer Derrick Green, though neither album gets covered here at all. As much as many fans dislike Green, you have to admit that a true best of compilation should have room for material from the Green era. All in all, this “best of” featuring Sepultura’s name on it may be worth a look for ultra casual fans or new listeners to the band, but should otherwise be avoided by everyone else who already owns every album by the Brazilian metal masters.