Nation (Sepultura album)

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Sepultura - Nation.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 20, 2001
GenreGroove metal
ProducerSteve Evetts
Sepultura chronology
Under a Pale Grey Sky

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, Ratos de Porão frontman João Gordo 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.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press4/5 stars[1][3]
Chronicles of Chaos(9.5/10)[4]
Dotmusic4/5 stars[5]
Q3/5 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'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.

1."Sepulnation"Igor Cavalera, Derrick Green, Andreas Kisser4:20
2."Revolt"Cavalera, Kisser0:56
3."Border Wars"Cavalera, Green, Kisser5:10
4."One Man Army"Cavalera, Green, Kisser5:27
5."Vox Populi"Cavalera, Kisser3:41
6."The Ways of Faith"Cavalera, Green, Kisser4:53
7."Uma Cura"Cavalera, Green, Kisser3:14
8."Who Must Die?"Cavalera, Green, Kisser2:58
9."Saga"Cavalera, Kisser4:37
10."Tribe to a Nation" (feat. Dr. Israel)Cavalera, Green, Kisser2:48
11."Politricks" (feat. Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys)Jello Biafra, Cavalera, Green, Kisser4:14
12."Human Cause" (feat. Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed)Cavalera, Kisser0:57
13."Reject"Cavalera, Green, Kisser2:59
14."Water"Green, Kisser2:44
15."Valtio" (instrumental, feat. Apocalyptica) 3:20
bonus tracks on digipak, japan, brazil, mexico & colombia
16."Bela Lugosi's Dead" (Bauhaus cover) 
17."Annihilation" (feat. Cristian Machado of Ill Niño) (Crucifix cover) 
18."Rise Above" (feat. João Gordo of Ratos de Porão) (Black Flag cover) 
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]



  1. ^ a b c "Nation by Sepultura". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ AllMusic Review
  3. ^ Blabbermouth (17 December 2001). "Nation - SEPULTURA". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "CoC : Sepultura - Nation : Review". Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Dotmusic review". Archived from the original on May 15, 2001. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  6. ^ "Sepultura : Nation - NME". NME. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on October 18, 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
  8. ^ "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales in the US as Reported by SoundScan". Blabbermouth. April 30, 2002. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. 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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