Though METALLICA, SLAYER and so on have released their live album ages ago, it was astonishing that SEPULTURA, one of the few real live bands, had not done the same yet. "Under A Pale Grey Sky" arrives then to fill that hole, but you can only ask some questions.
Why releasing in 2002 a double live album recorded in 1996? Why releasing a live album with Max Cavalera on it, though he got sacked right after that very tour? The 'bad' people will say that SEPULTURA don't sell shit anymore, and that Roadrunner needs some money. The others will say… what they want.
Anyway, this live is mostly based on the very mediatic and formated "Roots", which means that the fans of their early years can walk away and will have to be satisfied with only a few tracks. Concerning the sound, it's quite average too, but at least it shows that there haven't any overdubs on this recording, which is quite good!
An honest live album then, showing SEPULTURA as they were back in 1996, right before their entry on the highway to hell. And of course way behind such live albums as "Decade Of Aggression"… (Online October 30, 2002)