Release Date: Mar 20, 2012
Record label: Roadrunner Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal
Soulfly has been Max Cavalera’s bully pulpit for 15 years now, and with very few exceptions, he hasn’t wasted it. Undoubtedly, Soulfly has been one of the most active and consistent metal bands in the world since 2004’s Prophecy, touring constantly and releasing a new album seamlessly when the time was right. Sure, Max did set aside time for his Cavalera Conspiracy project when he needed to, but Soulfly has been and continues to be his main focus.
On Soulfly album eight (oh, where does the time go?), the lil' caveman that could proves that he still can, this time with the help of ex-Borknagar drummer David Kinkade behind the kit. And this is a vicious album, no doubt about it. "World Scum" (isn't that the most Max-ish song title ever?) sounds like something straight off of Chaos A.D. "Treachery" is a thrash metal workout and the crawling, sludge-y parts of the seven-minute "Chains" show the power Max and crew have when taking things low and slow.