Nation (Sepultura album)

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Nation
Sepultura - Nation.jpg
Studio album by Sepultura
Released 20 March 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Groove metal, alternative metal
Length 51:40
Label Roadrunner
Producer Steve Evetts
Sepultura chronology
Against
(1998)
Nation
(2001)
Under a Pale Grey Sky
(2002)

Nation is the eighth studio album by the Brazilian metal band Sepultura, released in 2001 through Roadrunner Records. Nation features guest appearances from artists such as Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, Ill Niño singer Cristian Machado, Bile frontman Krztoff and Apocalyptica.

According to the official site, a video for "One Man Army" was scheduled to be filmed at the end of August 2001. However, due to a lack of support from Roadrunner Records, the video was never made. Sepultura blamed Roadrunner Records for not promoting the album and left for SPV Records in 2002.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (69/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net (8/10)[3]
Chronicles of Chaos (9.5/10)[4]
Dotmusic 4/5 stars[5]
NME (6/10)[6]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (average)[7]

The album received better reviews than Against, but sold fewer copies. As of April 2002, Nation has sold over 55,700 copies in the U.S.[8] and went gold in Brazil.[9]

Q magazine (5/01, p. 118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "A clutch of crowd-pleasingly brutal anthems...with a return to the more exploratory approach of old....the faithful will not be disappointed."

Alternative Press (5/01, p. 63) - 4 out of 5 - "There are plenty of touchstones to [their] days of headbanger hegemony....[new singer] Derrick Green's heightened tunefulness along with the broadened emotional resonance...should relate to an enlarged fanbase."

NME (3/31/01, p. 31) - 6 out of 10 - "Fiercely political and uncomprimisongly direct....it's taut and tense and if you buy it quick you'll get to hear their logic-defying cover of Bauhaus' 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'."

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Sepultura, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Sepulnation"   Igor Cavalera, Derrick Green, Andreas Kisser 4:20
2. "Revolt"   Cavalera, Kisser 0:56
3. "Border Wars"   Cavalera, Green, Kisser 5:10
4. "One Man Army"   Cavalera, Green, Kisser 5:27
5. "Vox Populi"   Cavalera, Kisser 3:41
6. "The Ways of Faith"   Cavalera, Green, Kisser 4:53
7. "Uma Cura"   Cavalera, Green, Kisser 3:14
8. "Who Must Die?"   Cavalera, Green, Kisser 2:58
9. "Saga"   Cavalera, Kisser 4:37
10. "Tribe to a Nation" (feat. Dr. Israel) Cavalera, Green, Kisser 2:48
11. "Politricks" (feat. Jello Biafra) Jello Biafra, Cavalera, Green, Kisser 4:14
12. "Human Cause" (feat. Jamey Jasta) Cavalera, Kisser 0:57
13. "Reject"   Cavalera, Green, Kisser 2:59
14. "Water"   Green, Kisser 2:44
bonus tracks on digipak release
No. Title Length
15. "Valtio" (instrumental, feat. Apocalyptica) 3:20
16. "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (Bauhaus)  
17. "Annihilation" (feat. Cristian Machado) (Crucifix)  
18. "Rise Above" (feat. João Gordo) (Black Flag)  
19. "Revolt" (demo)  
20. "Roots Bloody Roots" (Live)  

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2001 US Billboard 200 134
2001 US Top Independent Albums 4
2001 Polish Album Chart 9[10]

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ AllMusic Review
  3. ^ Blabbermouth.net Review
  4. ^ Chronicles of Chaos Review
  5. ^ Dotmusic review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 15, 2001)
  6. ^ NME review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived October 18, 2007)
  8. ^ "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales in the US as Reported by SoundScan". Blabbermouth. April 30, 2002. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sepultura: Uma Saga de Vitórias". April 2001. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. March 26, 2001. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 

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