|Studio album by Sepultura|
|Released||6 October 1998|
|Singles from Against|
Against is the seventh studio album by the Brazilian metal band Sepultura, released in 1998 through Roadrunner Records. It is the band's first release with new frontman Derrick Green, who replaced group founder Max Cavalera in 1997.
The album shows strong elements of world music. It also uses elements of several other genres including hardcore punk, crossover thrash, groove metal, death metal, experimental metal, alternative metal and nu metal.
The songs "Against", "Choke" and "Tribus" were released as singles, with a music video accompanying "Choke". The video featured footage from the Barulho Contra Fome (Noise Against Hunger) concert that was the first gig of the Against tour. This performance included guest appearances from the Xavantes tribe, who had featured on Roots (as documented in the "Choke" video) as well as Mike Patton, Jason Newsted, Carlinhos Brown, original Sepultura guitarist Jairo Guedz and Coffin Joe (whose "blessing" of the band performed during this concert turned up as a B-side entitled "Prenúncio" on the Tribus EP).
The flute section of "Kamaitachi" performed by Kodo is heavily based on that in "The Hunted" which appeared on Kodo's Ibuki album and was originally composed for the soundtrack of the movie of the same name. The song "The Waste" (a vocal version of "Kamaitachi" featuring Mike Patton on vocals which appeared on the single B-sides) is featured in the movie Freddy vs. Jason and its soundtrack.
|Chronicles of Chaos|||
Against was a commercial disappointment compared to Roots, selling only 18,000 copies its first week in the US. Against has sold over 130,000 copies in the United States. Allmusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5 and said that, "there are enough flashes of the old Sepultura brilliance to suggest that great things are still to come."
All music composed by Sepultura, except where noted.
|1.||"Against"||Igor Cavalera, Andreas Kisser||1:54|
|4.||"Old Earth"||Cavalera, Derrick Green, Kisser, Paulo Jr||4:28|
|5.||"Floaters in Mud"||Cavalera, Green, Kisser||4:58|
|8.||"Common Bonds"||Cavalera, Kisser, Paulo Jr||2:58|
|9.||"F.O.E. (Freedom of Expression)" (J.B. Pickers cover*)||Jimmy Bowen||2:08|
|10.||"Reza" (Pray – feat. João Gordo from Ratos de Porão on vocals)||Cavalera, João Gordo, Kisser||2:16|
|12.||"Kamaitachi" (feat. Kodo)||Cavalera, Kisser||3:03|
|13.||"Drowned Out"||Cavalera, Kisser||1:28|
|14.||"Hatred Aside" (feat. Jason Newsted from Metallica on baritone guitar, percussion, theremin and vocals)||Cavalera, Green, Kisser, Jason Newsted, Paulo Jr||5:13|
|15.||"T3rcermillennium"||Cavalera, Kisser, Paulo Jr||3:56|
|Brazilian bonus tracks|
|16.||"Gene Machine/Don't Bother Me" (Bad Brains cover)||2:51|
|17.||"Prenúncio" (Prenounce – feat. Coffin Joe and Jairo Guedz)||5:10|
*on the Vanishing Point soundtrack as "Freedom of Expression"
- "Choke" – Released in 1998.
|2.||"Gene Machine/Don't Bother Me" (Bad Brains cover)||2:51|
- "Against" – Released in 1999
|2.||"The Waste" (feat. Mike Patton and Kodo – a vocal version of Kamaitachi)||3:39|
|4.||"Common Bonds (Alternate Mix)"||3:04|
- "Tribus" – Released in 1999
|1.||"The Waste" (feat. Mike Patton and Kodo – a vocal version of Kamaitachi)||3:39|
|3.||"Common Bonds (Alternate Mix)"||3:04|
|5.||"F.O.E. (Extended Mix)" (Jimmy Bowen cover)||3:04|
|6.||"Prenúncio" (Prenounce – feat. Coffin Joe and Jairo Guedz)||5:10|
Album – Billboard (North America)
|1998||The Billboard 200||82|
- Derrick Green – vocals
- Andreas Kisser – lead guitar and vocals
- Paulo Jr. – bass
- Igor Cavalera – drums
- Recorded at
- ION Studios, São Paulo, Brazil
- House of Blues Studios, Encino, California, USA
- The Hook Studios, North Hollywood, USA
- Sparky Dark Studios, Calabasas, California, USA
- Image Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Chophouse Studio, Walnut Creek, California, USA
- Golden Track Studios, San Diego, California, USA
- KODO Village, Sado Island, Japan
- Produced by Howard Benson and Sepultura
- Recorded and engineered by Carlo Bartolini
- Mixed by Tim Palmer at Scream Studios, Studio City, California, USA
- Mixed by Howard Benson and Bobbie Brooks at The Gallery, Encino, California, USA
- Mix assisted by James Saez and Mark Moncrief
- Assistant engineered by David Bryant, Daniel Mantovani, Tosh Kasai, and James Bennett
- Tape Op by Skye A.K. Correa
- "MusicMight :: Artists :: SEPULTURA". Rockdetector.com. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- AllMusic review
- Chronicles of Chaos review
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- "Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales". Billboard Music Charts. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 2008-05-31. External link in