Chaos A.D.by Sepultura
Chaos A.D. was the record where everything came together for Sepultura, when they graduated from being an excellent, if derivative, band into one of metal's most unique voices. Their strident political dissidence is more focused than ever, referring explicitly to injustices in their native Brazil. The band's thick, chunky guitars,/a>/i>… See more details below
Chaos A.D. was the record where everything came together for Sepultura, when they graduated from being an excellent, if derivative, band into one of metal's most unique voices. Their strident political dissidence is more focused than ever, referring explicitly to injustices in their native Brazil. The band's thick, chunky guitars, busy percussion, and hoarsely shouted vocals may be rooted in death metal, but it was often hard to call Sepultura a true death metal band, even if they flirted heavily with the style by way of Slayer; Chaos A.D. is rooted just as much in hardcore punk in its lean, stripped-down assault, featuring a cover of New Model Army's "The Hunt" and a collaboration with Jello Biafra on "Biotech Is Godzilla." At a time when '80s thrash giants like Metallica and Megadeth were streamlining their music for greater accessibility, Sepultura's aggression actually increased along with their tightened focus, borrowing from hardcore arguably more effectively than any other true metal band. Additionally, Sepultura began to draw upon the influences of their native Brazil, audible in the acoustic instrumental "Kaiowas" and in the way the band's complex rhythms move and breathe, to offer a much wider range than any of their contemporaries seemed willing to pursue. The band's songwriting became almost airtight, giving up the breakneck speed and long progressive passages borrowed from mid-'80s Metallica, and concentrating instead on creating texture and dissonance. But really, it's the unbelievably powerful rhythmic base provided by Igor Cavalera that gives Chaos A.D. its knockout punch. Endlessly playable (there isn't a wasted or unnecessary note on the album), passionately performed, and a sign that a new metal underground was finally bearing artistic fruit, Chaos A.D. ranks as one of the greatest heavy metal albums of all time. It's a remarkable achievement not only in its concentrated power and originality, but also in the degree to which Sepultura eclipsed their idols in offering a vision of heavy metal's future -- a vision that would only grow more compelling with their next release.
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- Roadrunner Records
Performance CreditsSepultura Primary Artist
Igor Cavalera Percussion,Drums
Max Cavalera Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Andreas Kisser Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Paulo Bass,Floor Tom
Technical CreditsSepultura Composer
Andy Wallace Producer,Engineer
Igor Cavalera Composer
Max Cavalera Composer
Andreas Kisser Composer
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Good riffs. Maybe not so angry fast songs but the power of lyrics is enormous. "Refuse/Resist", "We Who Are Not As Others" and very fast one "Biotech Is Godzilla" are the best ones. This must be the best Sepultura album ever!
Sepultura has created one the most complete and perfect metal albums ever. The plethora of awesome riffs are so chunky and heavy,that they remind me of the slow, heavy, and headbanging music that black sabbath made while ozzy was still around (War Pigs, etc). It not the fastest or most intense metal i've heard but it definitely has some of the greatest and heaviest riffs I've ever heard. I can't think of a heavier riff than those found on Propoganda, Nomad, and others, the only metal album i think i like better is Roots, yeah its a little commercial and a little less raw but it is so well crafted and sick that its is arguably the best metal album ever. I know some people might be turned off by the politics and ideology but at the very least they are group of amazing musicians.
I have had this cd since the day it came out. I still enjoy it as if i had gotten it today.