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Sepultura - Chaos A.D.

8.6 | 913 votes |
Release date: August 1993
Style: Alternative metal, Death metal, Groove thrash metal, Thrash metal


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01. Refuse/Resist
02. Territory
03. Slave New World
04. Amen
05. Kaiowas
06. Propaganda
07. Biotech Is Godzilla
08. Nomad
09. We Who Are Not As Others
10. Manifest
11. The Hunt [New Model Army cover]
12. Clenched Fist
13. Chaos B.C. [Refuse/Resist remix][American re-issue bonus]
14. Kaiowas (Tribal Jam) [American re-issue bonus]
15. Territory [live][American re-issue bonus]
16. Amen/Inner Self [live][American re-issue bonus]
17. Policia [Titãs cover] [bonus]
18. Inhuman Nature [Final Conflict cover] [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1993: 16

Max Cavalera - vocals, guitars
Andreas Kisser - guitars
Iggor Cavalera - drums
Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. - bass

Guest musicians
Jello Biafra - vocals

Additional info
Produced by Andy Wallace
Co-Produced by Sepultura
Mixed and Recorded by Andy Wallace
Recorded at Rockfield Studios, S. Wales, England
Assistant Engineer: Simon Dawson
Guitar Sound/Feedback Advisor: Alex Newport
Studio Roadie: Silvio Bibika
"Kaiowas"* recorded at Chepstow Castle, S. Wales, England
Mixed at The Wool Hall Recording Studio, Bath, England
Assistant Engineer: Dave Somers
Mastered by George Matino at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
A&R: Monte Conner & Michael Goldstone

All lyrics by Max Cavalera, except: "Territory" & "Nomad" by Andreas Kisser, "Slave New World" by Max Cavalera and Evan Seinfeld, and "Biotech is Godzilla" by Jello Biafra
All music written by Sepultura, except "The Hunt", music and lyrics by New Model Army (Sullivan/Heaton).
Cover Illustration: Michael R. Whelan
Band Photography: Garry Monroe
CD label art: Paul Booth
"Carandiru Massacre" photo is the property of Banco De Dados Da Folha De São Paulo, Photo by Sergio Andrade
Art Direction: Ioannis & Liz Vap for Vivid Images

All songs published by Roadblock Music, INC. (ASCAP)/Roadster Music B.V. except "The Hunt" published by Attack Attack Music, LTD. Admin. by Intersong USA INC. (ASCAP), and "Biotech is Godzilla" published by Roadblock Music, INC. (ASCAP)/Maim That Tune (BMI)/Roadster Music B.V.

Guest review by
It was good old times, when Max Cavalera was still brutally screaming in Sepultura, and the Brazilian band strongly came on the international scene. The four men from Belo Horizonte could foresee a glorious future after Beneath the Remains and the huge Arise in 1990. It was the time when Sepultura was used to scream its rage against the Brazilian society that was oppressing the most penniless.

published 19.09.2003 | Comments (11)

Guest review by
Head of Metal
"I don't think we should imitate the West; I think we should have our own thing," Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera says to Sam Dunn during an interview in the desert in "Global Metal."

His statement rings powerfully true on Chaos A.D., with Sepultura's overt Brazilian influences coming to the forefront of their special brand of thrash metal. Tribal instruments and rhythms make memorable appearances, and they contribute to a wonderful, infectious energy throughout the record.

published 14.02.2014 | Comments (6)

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01.03.2012 - 22:03
Rating: 9
Great album. Sepultura let the Thrash for something heavier. This album is a turn in the Max Cavalera career!
Don't cry for my English
01.03.2012 - 22:22
Rating: 9
proofread free
Among the first metal albums that I heard and loved, and I still appreciate it until this day
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
07.03.2012 - 04:16
Rating: 10
One word "classic"
25.11.2012 - 18:35
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Its not a thrash metal album but a great modern groove metal album. I like it a lot.
29.01.2013 - 02:12
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This is a great mixture of styles and influences. Some punk riffs, some thrash riffs, tribal pseudo Latin drumming, some groovy riffs with not too much emphasize on the groove and you cannot forget Max's furious shout.
02.02.2013 - 08:17
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Coming after the awesome "Arise" (which I consider to be the pinnacle for Sepultura), this one was a bit of a letdown. However, I still like this album a lot, and it's experimental vibe definitely rubs me up the right way. The heightened emphasis on tribal/latin sounds really gave this album a unique sound at the time, and as someone who bought this album at the time of it's release, it remains a landmark release due to that factor. It does lack the sheer steamrolling power of it's predecessor, but it does have a captivating charm, that is impossible to ignore.

Certainly as a more experimental work, this album succeeds where it's immediate follow-up ("Roots") largely failed. It is a shame there is only one moment of breakneck thrash on the album ("Biotech Is Godzilla"), but I do love most of the songs on the album when taken individually. And "Refuse/Resist" is a classic opener!
18.11.2013 - 17:46
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
This is simply my favourite Sepultura album. When I hear the word "Sepultura", the first thing that comes to mind is those tribal drum beats. Their earlier albums were okay, even good, but for me this album is the most essential.
And Territory is also my favourite song of this band.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
03.12.2015 - 13:43
Rating: 8
Very solid album but Max changed his delivery from a angry and thirsty dog -which I liked allot, to a wounded male cattle -which is not quite my thing.
26.03.2017 - 00:02
Rating: 9
Cant keep up with both its classic Thrash predecessors, of course. But it is obviously their last decent album. And it is an adventurous journey through a variety of (sub-)genres that makes it a unique album, in particular at the time. Propaganda, Nomad, and of course Territory stand out for me here.
30.05.2017 - 23:00
Esoteric Zachism
My favorite Sepultura album

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