Chaos A.D. Review

artist: Sepultura date: 08/31/2007 category: compact discs
Sepultura: Chaos A.D.
Release Date: 1993
Label: Roadrunner/Epic
Genres: Thrash, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Death Metal/Black Metal
Number Of Tracks: 16
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.
 Sound: 9.5
 Lyrics: 8.5
 Overall Impression: 9.5
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overall: 9.3
Chaos A.D. Reviewed by: black_sabbath, on january 13, 2006
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Sound: Sepultura, an awesome metal band I have fallen in love with. Since their deadly album of arise, to now, they have become by far the most masterful in their techneque of metal in this album. Chaos A.D., a slap in the face for all the critics who had wiritten em off. A great all out hardcore album with definately the best vocals I've heard from Sepultura uptill today. Sepultura, the first metal band that I've heard from south America, are spectacular to watch live and equally good on the disc. This album of theirs, made the world stand up and take notice of their "roots bloody roots..." // 9

Lyrics: Brilliant lyrics in tracks like the Hunt and Nomad. The best part I like about this band is that they have their unique style of playing, writing and interpreting the lyrics. With their long hair covering most of their face and the headbanging during the awesome solos, this band is not showing any signs of selling out. If one actually hears the voice, you would instantly think it is all done in the studio. But the fact is, that the amazing course voice one hears is not edited one bit. He sings the same way in live performances too. There is a metal beauty, with raw quality that one just can't describe in Sepultura. // 9

Overall Impression: Well, if you ask me which nu-metal or recent metal album to buy I would say all the albums of Sepultura but start off with Chaos A.D. This album displays all of Sepultura's qualities. It is an album which is sure not to disappoint the any metal lover. It features my favourite songs of Sepultura - The Hunt and Nomad. The best part of nomad is the voice and the lyrics and the music clashing together when he screams Nomad. And the part when he says "the world will be extinct and your flesh will rot with mine." A headbangers delight for sure this album is. It as an album for the metal hearted only. The only criticism one could point would be the fact that there are not many great solos or riffs for that matter. But the sublime drumming covers for that I guess. // 10

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overall: 9
Chaos A.D. Reviewed by: postmortem2006, on august 31, 2007
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: The wiord 'masterpiece' is thrown around a lot in the music industry, the only reocrds I cna think of that remain true to the word are Machine Head's The Blackening, Megadeth's Rust in Peace, Metallica's Master of Puppets and this, Sepultura's fifth record. Chaos A.D is one of the best metal records ever put to disc, and it's bursting at the seams with catchy hooks and utterly mindblowing guitar work. If this album was recorded and released today, it would still sound as amazing as it did when it was recorded in 1993. This was Sepultura's last 'true' metal record, as their followup album Roots was the first album to start experimenting with the whole tribal rhythm thing. // 10

Lyrics: Lyrics consist of varying themes, something which many metal bands these days tend to struggle with. 'Propaganda' is a self explanatory title, 'Refuse/Resist' is a kind of angst and anarchy fuelled anthem, pretty much saying 'Look at the state the worlds in, what the hells this? Do something about it'. Max Cavalera's voice is beyond outstanding on Chaos A.D, with a voice that never ever seems to let down even for a second. The vocal style and melodies fit in so well with the music itself that it's almost unbelievable. // 8

Overall Impression: Seriously, if this album didn't exist then metal would be much wors eoff than it is today. Tracks such as Refuse/Resist, Territory, Slave New World, Amen and Propaganda are full of off-the-wall riffing and skull crushing solos. In fact, if Max Cavalera hadn't left Sepultura after 1996's Roots then Sepultura would probably be thrash kings today, high above the likes of Megadeth and Anthrax. There is very little to dislike about it (maybe unless you're a fan of hardcore or something). If anyone respects metal in any way, they need this album in their record collection, it's simply astonishing. // 9

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