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Chaos A. Although the album is considered thrash metal ,  it saw a stylistic departure from the band's earlier style,  by incorporating a new groove metal sound. The band considered a number of producers, including avant-garde jazz composer John Zorn and Al Jourgensen of industrial metal pioneers Ministry. They ultimately chose Andy Wallace , who had previously mixed Arise. When they recorded "Kaiowas", the quartet never even considered playing the track live, because they thought it would be too difficult to recreate the drumming on stage. They changed their minds after seeing a video of the American band Neurosis : "We saw in that live video that the Neurosis guys put down their guitars and everybody started to play the drums on stage", lead guitarist Andreas remembers. We rehearsed it once and it was wonderful. We haven't stopped playing the song live since.
Every serious Sepultura fan knows 's Chaos A. Not only was it their major-label debut, it was the album with which they burst out of the conventional thrash ghetto and became recognized globally as a modern, inventive group, one that had a substantial impact on both the nu-metal and New Wave of American Heavy Metal movements. Inspired by hardcore, punk, tribal music and extreme metal, Sepultura were determined to make an album that would set them on a new musical path. But it was producer Andy Wallace who helped them get there. First, the band relocated to Phoenix and spent months writing songs. Then, in order to break routine, Wallace arranged for Sepultura to record the album in Wales at Rockfield Studios.
There are moments in history, which define bands — and there are albums, which define moments. In 93, Sepultura were ready, willing and certainly able to make the leap from cult status to being major players on the metal scene. The build-up to Chaos AD had been steady. So we got in Andy Wallace to remix it. We gave him one track to see what he made of it, and we were so impressed, he got the whole album. And the choice of producer was a key factor.