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My Bloody Roots

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  185 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 2013 by Agir
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Donna Milward
Mar 03, 2015 Donna Milward rated it liked it
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Jun 15, 2016 Rafael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting read. I had no idea that Max has been to so much shit, specially when Sepultura was a big hit.

I respect him very much as a musician, not only for his amazing riffs but mostly because it's hard to see band leaders that can keep doing relevant work after taking a solo path but he did it. First with Soulfly, then Nailbomb and more recently KBK and Cavalera Conspiracy. All of them relevant and very unique on its own way.

The whole situation with Sepultura is lame but it was good to k
Nick Green
Jun 23, 2014 Nick Green rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No musical fan needs explaining who Max Cavalera is, if they know their stuff.

A really emotional tale of highs and lows, love death, addition and sobriety.

What makes it 'special' I guess is the added anecdotes by family members, fellow musicians and even Max's children.

A truly fantastic book.

Mauricio Alegretti
Aug 25, 2014 Mauricio Alegretti rated it really liked it
Max seem to be honest in his (long awaited) biography, but it seemed to me that he didn't want to dive deeper in some matters. Sepultura's separation was barely touched, and his fight with Joao Gordo was not even mentioned. Anyway, the book is a very good reading for any metalhead, and a journey to the past.
Aug 18, 2014 Derek rated it really liked it
I've always loved Sepultura. The band logo was actually the very first tattoo I got!

While I know there are parts in this book that would be disagreed upon by other band members, I'm still curious about the stories, the relations within the band, and the powerful music.
Aug 15, 2014 Ene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: music
Every metal fan should read this book. As a very early fan from sepultura I became very identified to the story and had in mind the soundtrack of all the albums as I was advancing through the book. Very easy reading and very powerful, the must notable is the human touch trough the whole book.
Jul 31, 2014 Irionik rated it it was amazing
I have been fascinated with the book expecting something different or more common within the books of musicians but this book is more human than human, a real gem for fans and it's also interesting to know the behind the music, now I enjoy more to Soufly before
Jan 04, 2015 Jeremy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
It was an interesting look into his views and experiences. The translation however made his vocabulary seem extremely limited.
Virgil Betonie
Feb 16, 2016 Virgil Betonie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Pretty good!"
Jesús Santana
Jun 20, 2014 Jesús Santana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Max Cavalera es sin lugar a dudas uno de los nombres que todo amante de la música extrema y el metal en general alrededor del mundo reconoce con solo escuchar su apellido, pertenecer a la primera banda latinoamericana que de manera exitosa y contundente logra explotar a nivel internacional dentro de un genero musical como lo es el Death Metal y el Thrash Metal tiene todos los meritos necesarios para ser tomado muy en serio y respetar su nombre. Decir Max Cavalera es decir Sepultura y ya con esto ...more
Janne Paananen
Max Cavalera käy läpi uransa Sepulturan alkuvaiheista kukoistukseen, hajoamiseen ja Soulflyn syntyyn sekä veljensä Igorin kanssa yhteen palaamiseen. Pääosassa on yhtälailla koko Cavaleran perhe. Alkuajoista lähtein managerin hommissa ollut Gloria, josta pian tuli Maxin vaimo ja heidän lapsensa.

Matkan varrelle on osunut kolme suurta tragediaa. Murrosikäisen Maxin isän poismeno, Sepulturan yllättävä ja yhtäkkinen hajoaminen sekä Glorian pojan, Danan, äkillinen menehtyminen. Näitä aiheita Max on kä
Nov 21, 2015 Edoardo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biografie, musica
Dopo le morti di Cliff Burton e di Dimebag Darrell, l’uscita di Max Cavalera dai Sepultura – e la conseguente separazione dal fratello Iggor – è probabilmente il terzo lutto più grave di sempre della storia dell’heavy metal. I Sepultura non si sono ancora riuniti in una formazione più vicina possibile a quella per così dire classica, e probabilmente è meglio così alfine di evitare un’ennesima reunion inutile quanto lucrativa. Tuttavia, Iggor ha lasciato a sua volta il gruppo brasiliano per rico ...more
Jonathan Anderson
Jul 19, 2014 Jonathan Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story of Max Cavalera is one of the heavy metal biographies that I feel I've been waiting for the longest. The childhood in Brazil, the crazy rise of Sepultura, and everything that happened with his separation from that band, his is one of the more iconic careers in modern metal. There might be some that are disappointed in the relative brevity of My Bloody Roots but I can't say it bothered me too much. Max hasn't ever seemed the talkiest sort, and it might be the English as a second ...more
Alexis Vélez
Aug 29, 2014 Alexis Vélez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buena buena, de las mejores biografías de músicos que he leído. No se le escapa nada desde sus inicios con Sepultura hasta Killer be Killed; desde sus dramas personales y con Sepultura hasta el significado de cada disco con sus carátulas, canciones y anécdotas con todas las personalidades que se le han cruzado y colaborado en sus proyectos. Está muy bien escrita y cuidada en su secuencia, altamente recomendada no tan solo para los amantes de la carrera de Max sino para toda la comunidad metalera ...more
Rodrigo Schneider
Jun 14, 2016 Rodrigo Schneider rated it liked it
É interessante, tem bastante informação sobre a vida dele e o processo de composição dos álbuns, só que ficaram faltando mais detalhes sobre a separação do Sepultura e a morte do enteado dele. Esses assuntos são tratado de forma bem sucinta. E o livro também é um pouco confuso cronologicamente. Acho que faltou uma revisão mais profunda com relação a isso. Para quem é fã dele ou de metal em geral, vale a pena.
David Brinks
May 05, 2016 David Brinks rated it really liked it
Max is a personal hero of mine, so I was really looking forward to reading his autobiography. I met him once, about 10 years ago, when I got to interview him on the Soulfly tour bus. He was so nice and talked so passionately about music in general, not just his own. In this book I recognized the Max that I remember. It's awesome to read all about his journey in life.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading about Max's life and his family. I've been a big fan since the 90's and I gotta say, he's the reason for a lot of changes I made in my life. Especially the music he made with Soulfly.
Great read!
Garrison Kelly
Aug 13, 2014 Garrison Kelly rated it it was amazing
This book makes me fall in love with Max's music all over again. I all of the sudden have a hankering for "Bloodshed" by Soulfly.
May 17, 2016 Carlos rated it it was amazing
awesome biography, if your a fan of Sepultura, Soulfly, Nailbomb , thrash metal then the life and times of Max Cavalera is for you!
Vladimir Chupakhin
Aug 20, 2015 Vladimir Chupakhin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun, 2015
interesting read from the history of the metal, of the Sepultura and from the anthropological point of view, as Max is from Brasilia.
Andre Gouvêa
Dec 01, 2014 Andre Gouvêa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bom livro, com boas histórias, nada muito novo para os fãs do Max Cavalera, mas mesmo assim é legal reviver as histórias pela ótica dele.
Jan 03, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Sepultura and I adore Max Cavalera, but this book was both boring and poorly written. Two stars is generous.
Robert Rojo
Jul 12, 2014 Robert Rojo rated it it was amazing
Loved this book !. I have been lucky enough to meet Max and Gloria whilst they where in Australia many years ago. Fantastic and honest account of his life. Amazing !
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“I couldn’t wait to plug them in and listen to Sepultura’s Roots album on them, because they’re the size of the Glastonbury PA. So I put in a CD of Roots and I turned it up to 10—and that fucking record blew those speakers right out. Fifty-thousand-dollar speakers, gone because of Roots …” 0 likes
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