Sepultura was probably the first extreme metal band I really got into. I first heard them on a Tribute to Black Sabbath album covering "Symptom of the Universe". I was pretty impressed. I actually got into them when they were a bit past their prime. Roots was the first new album I got by them and I was blown away, at the time. However, I soon discovered their amazing past releases when they were one of the best brutal thrash metal bands out there. Even better was their proto-black/death metal material. Sepultura is now just a shadow of their former selves, but their early material still stands today as some amazing extreme metal.
FAVORITE ALBUM: BENEATH THE REMAINS