Sepultura: Chaos AD 12"
1993 album from this legendary Brazilian metal band. This is the album between Arise (the band's thrash metal masterpiece) and Roots (where they basically created their own genre), and I think it belies that transition. It doesn't have the native percussion that made Roots so singular, but you can feel the band growing out of the old metal templates, much as Slayer had been around the same time. So, what you get is the band's trademark heavy, complex riffing combined with tom-heavy, almost anarcho-punk-sounding drumming... a really unique combination, and you can clearly hear the influence of this album on metallic hardcore bands like Integrity and Hatebreed. Roadrunner Records