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Anthrax vs. Sepultura – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

In what should be one of the more intriguing matchups of the 2013 March Metal Madness Mosh Pit Region’s first round, Anthrax is sending up their seminal album ‘Among the Living’ against the disc that truly put Sepultura on the map: ‘Arise.’

After building up quite the following over their first two albums, Anthrax created their breakout album in 1987 with ‘Among the Living.’ Produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, The Rolling Stones), the album struck just the perfect chord and spawned one of the band’s biggest singles, ‘Indians,’ as well as ‘I Am the Law’ and the concert favorite ‘Caught in a Mosh.’

Sepultura, meanwhile, waited until their fourth album to reach their creative high point. ‘Arise’ arrived in 1991 and it found the band expanding upon their thrash and death metal leanings to include some Latin percussive and punk elements, as well. Bolstered by the tracks ‘Arise,’ ‘Dead Embryonic Cells’ and ‘Under Siege (Regnum Irae),’ the album helped Sepultura rightfully take their place among metal’s greats.

So there you have it — Anthrax’s ‘Among the Living’ against Sepultura’s ‘Arise.’ Only one can advance in the fight to be chosen the best metal album of all-time. Which will it be? Let us know by voting for your favorite in the poll below.

(This poll will end on Monday, March 18 at 11:59 PM EST. Fans are able to vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure your favorite album wins!)

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