One of my top 10 records of all time and the first copy I have owned on vinyl. The original pressings were always very hard to find and would sell for quite a bit of money. When I heard that this was being repressed, I grabbed a few copies on the preorder that were on this limited brown color. The vinyl color really works well with the artwork and theme of the record and ties the whole presentation together.
Shortly after placing the order, it was refunded from Roadrunner stating that they no longer had any of these limited copies available. Now, the black copies were available, but I kind of decided that I was going to stick it out and wait to find a copy of this on eBay. Several came and went in the $100 range, but after about 9 months, I finally came across a sketchy auction that people were hesitant to bid on got this copy. It is in immaculate condition with the brown vinyl and the original insert booklet. I took a bit of a gamble with the auction, but ended up getting really lucky and scoring this copy.
I love Sepultura and Chaos AD and Arise are both up there for best metal records, but Roots took things in a different direction that can never be replicated. The undeniably metal riffs with the tribal percussion and intensity of Max and Igor was genius and timeless. Earlier records from them had a hint of their Brazilian roots, but it surfaced as American metal with a tinge of something ethnic and different. It made their music very unique, but Roots took it from another approach, starting with their Brazillian roots and incorporating their American metal chops.