NME (Magazine) - 8/23/97, p.57
"...BLOOD ROOTED is fan-only fare swept straight from the cutting room floor of Beelzebub himself....[It climaxes] with the song to end them all. It is the Manga metal anthem for the next millennium...it is 'Biotech Is Godzilla' and honestly, it f---ing rules..."
Sepultura: Max Cavalera (vocals, guitar); Andreas Kisser (guitar); Paulo Jr. (bass); Igor Cavalera (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Mike Patton, Johnathan Davis (vocals).
Producers: Sepultura, Ross Robinson, Andy Wallace, Paulo Junqueiro.
Engineers include: Jim Lockyer, Steven Remote.
Blood Rooted is an album designed for Sepultura fanatics -- a full disc of rarities and unreleased music, featuring live tracks, covers, and demos. There are several throwaways here, but what's surprising is how many of these songs are worthwhile, particularly a cover of Celtic Frost's "Procreation of the Wicked" and the Mike Patton duet "Mine." Only dedicated fans need pick up Blood Rooted, but they'll find many treasures here. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine