Re-release of the fifth full-length album by the legendary Brazilian Death/Thrash Metal band.
This album can be considered very innovative looking back the other releases before it. Comparing this album with the others, it is totally different. The music here is heavily influenced by Discharge but it can be considered a big mix of Hardcore, Thrash, Tribal music and Death Metal. Well, the true Death Metal has a bit (a lot) gone away but some influences can be found in some riffs spread in the album. The tribal influences started with "Arise" album where were used only for the intros, but here we have the explosion of these ones. The atmosphere on this song is strange, in some parts is ritualistic…like early Brazilian music, made by the natives….in this case we can really see what would have been the band's style in the future. Its starts the Sepultura groove period that continued with the following, boring and too tribal influenced “Roots”. “Chaos A.D.” is probably the most mosh-worthy album in the history of Metal. Almost every track here is laden with brutal yet simple pit grooves that are nearly irresistible.
This is the last great Sepultura’s album. Like its two predecessors, “Chaos A.D.” received very positive reviews from music critics, with many commending the album's experimentation and sense of the band coming into their own. AllMusic declared it one of the best Heavy Metal albums of all time. The album was also a commercial success, debuting at #32 on The Billboard 200 and eventually being certified Gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the United States.
The original version included a hidden bonus at the end of "Clenched Fist" in the form of laughter outtakes from "We Who Are Not As Others", increasing the length of track 12 to 8:01. An American pressing on Epic separates the laughter outtakes to a 13th track lasting 2:01.
CD signed by original members Paulo Jr. (bass) and Andreas Kisser (guitar) in Lviv, Ukraine, April, 5, 2019.
Roadrunner Records, 1993/2012 (RR 9000-2). Made in Germany.
1. Refuse/Resist 03:19
2. Territory 04:45
3. Slave New World 02:54
4. Amen 04:24
5. Kaiowas 03:32
6. Propaganda 03:31
7. Biotech Is Godzilla 01:52
8. Nomad 04:58
9. We Who Are Not As Others 03:43
10. Manifest 04:55
11. The Hunt 03:58
12. Clenched Fist (including hidden track 13 in the end) 04:57
Total playing time: 47:03