I'm going around to 100 bands to tell people this
I realize that almost no none ever b1tches about Soulfly, but for you little diks out ther who go around complaining about other bands, no one wants to hear it! it's not like you b1tching is gonna make people like the band less. and also, i'm 12. i don't see what the big deal about that is. i love metal and am personally a drummer. so if ur gonna go whining about it, don't whine to the fans!
I must have been under a rock or something, but when did Soulfly reinvent balls? This albumn totally revitalizes Max's original passion for metal, although it does meld into some of what's been going on out there akin to Chimaira, In Flames, and Arch Enemy, etc.... It's still WAY better than Soulfly's 3nd and 3rd albumn put together. I miss the tribal days of early Sepultura, but I think it should remain how it was.... glorious! Right on Max.
Best album I have EVER bought!
This Album is just fricken awesome!!! Max Cavalera is awesome and this album is probably the best I have heard from them! 5/5 Stars!!! I LOVE soulfly and they continue to impress me! :D
I like it
this album is pretty good the guitar riffs are good and they have different drum beats so yeah pretty good
It's sad to say that this may be the closest my generation will ever get to the raw sound that Max once used to wreck havoc and hell across the planet with Sepultura. This album gave me some relief that I may one day, however, get to see something close. Soulfly have tossed their nu metal sound asunder with this new effort, and the thrash influence is once again made apparent. The only problem I had with this album is that the lyrics continue to become over-simplified. Max isn't an idiot folks. Sepultura's old lyrics brought priests to tears - and if Max and the other boys from Soufly get that straight, then thrashers can rejoice at the return of an old hero. Until then, this album can compensate.
Great album by a great metal mind
I like this album because it returns to a more hardcore sound. The tribal sound is largely missing from it, but so what... I like it when Max creates that stuff, I like it when he creates this stuff. To me, he is the only one who can make both sounds work. And finally he's back with his brother Igor. Anything Cavalera is awesome starting with "Arise", in my opinion. This album is no different.
MAX Finally comes back from the dead!
For a long time Sepultura fan and someone who has listened to Sepultura for 20 years, this is music to my ears. Sounds like doing the Cavalera Conspiracy project with brother Igor paid off. the last 3 Soulfly releases sounds like the direction of Sepultura was headed when they broke up. If your a MAX FAN, the following is what the progression should have been for the Cavalera brothers through the last two decades.
1. Morbid Visions-Bestial Devastation (Sepultura)
2. Schizophrenia (Sepultura)
3. Beneath the Remains (Sepultura)
4. Arise (Sepultura)
5. Chaos AD (Sepultura)
6. Roots (Sepultura)
7. Prophecy (Soulfly)
8. Dark Ages (Soulfly)
9. Cavalera Conspiracy
10. Conquer (Soulfly) Everything else either brother did does not stand up to the test of time. This would have been the natural order of releases if Sepultura would have stayed together. New Soulfly is back to the basics which made MAX a legend in this style of music. Thanks from an old school die hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Return of Latin Thrash (And Arguably, the Best Album of the Year)
By E.D. Weiss
Move over Sepultura, Soulfly is back and with fire in their souls. I have been into Soulfly since the beginning, I loved Sepultura, and then when I heard that Max Cavalera was going to be releasing a new project, I had to know what it was. So, I picked up their self titled debut album the day it came out and loved it, ever since then, every time a Soulfly album would be released, I would be there, at my local CD distributor ready to pick it up, rip off the wrapping, put it in my CD player, and just crank it up and enjoy. This album is no different. I mean for an album to feature Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent on the opening track, and then the next track featuring Throwdown lead vocalist, Dave Peters, and then towards the end of the album, my favorite track on the album, "Touching the Void," which seems to be ripped right from a Black Sabbath recording session, there are no sour spots on this album. Back is the signature tribal sounds, Max's signature vocals, and amazing thrash playing. 'It's how you live, not how you fall,' Cavalera screams on the 6th track, "Rough," and Soulfly truly live up to that motto. Earlier this year, Max got back with his brother and released an album by the band Cavalera Conspiracy. That album is spectacular too, but that is not the point, I was afraid that with all the stuff Max was doing, the Soulfly album will get delayed, but thank god it was not. It came out and sounds just as good if not better then anything else Max Cavalera has done. By this album beacuse it very well may be the best album of the year.
Here we go again...
What has max been smoking these last couple of years? He leaves behind the mega-giant Sepultura to start off this new Soulfly idea, to come out with, let's be honest, a pretty weak initial discography with an ever changing line-up (which is always a bad sign, no matter the excuses). Then he buckles down and we get Dark Ages, bang! Cavalera Conspiracy, bang! and now Conquer, bang! But what's more important here is that these albums are not just passable-to-good cookie-cutter cookie-monster vocals with chugging guitars and blast beats, they are pushing established musical limits in very creative ways, incorporating new sounds and rhythmic devices with a social commentary. If there's a more important musician/band in aggressive music at the moment, I have no idea who that might be. The mainstream music establishment needs to pay more attention to where the real creativity is coming from nowdays.
Soon to be a classic.