Oh right really, most people I know whi like them much prefer there early stuff. Only knowing 2 songs is stupid, the albums they were on had loads of great songs! And yeah there original sound was Thrash or Death metal not groove lol. I like all the Max stuff to be fair, including Roots! Think it was a great concept and theme. I even like some of there newer stuff, but much prefer Max's vocals.
Most people's reactions to a new Sepultura album is pretty much a shrug of the shoulders, and just ignore it. People seem to think Max is the way for them to catch peoples attention again and basically carry on from the roots album. Few people actually pay attention to their new material, they catch them to watch the hits. That's probably why they've been booked fairly low. The acclaim that met the new album only really mattered to a small section of fans, people just want to hear the hits and that's their broad appeal; that's why they won't move up the line up.