Label: Roadruner Records – RRD 8900-2
Released: 20 February 1996
Style: Thrash Metal
‘Roots’ is an album which is good on a level of production and as a lesson on how to mesh together two styles that really shouldn’t go together, but is too dark and maniacal to really ‘enjoy’ as a casual listen, and that is really saying something given that Metal music is a genre which thrives on nihilism. Think of this album as the prototype for ‘Soulfly’, who have gotten progressively better at mixing first Nu-Metal then Groove/Thrash with native tribal music since their frankly dreadful first two albums. Recommended for fans of Slayer, Sarcófago, Soulfly, Kreator, Sodom.