As a long time sepultura and soulfly fan, I found last album '3' somewhat disapointing, lacking as it did the fire of earlier attempts. Having listened to 'prophecy', I'm pleased to say that max is definately back on form, and there isn't a bad song on the record. From opener 'prophecy' through the first few tracks, this begins to sound like Soulfly's heaviest offering to date. 'Defeat U' is a brilliant song, and you can literaly taste the anger that seeps from both vocalists. Towards the end of the album, the record becomes more relaxed and more spiritual. 'I believe' interperses heavier moments with a more gentle vocal style that adds convicion to what max is saying. 'Moses', a collaberation with Serbian band Eyesburn, adds a reggae flavour to the records which may seem out of place but is somehow pulled off without sounding contrived. To end the record, the lovely 'Soulfly IV', an instrumental track and wings, featuring asha provide a more gentle and relaxed element. The album also features a cover of 'in the meantime', one of my personal favorate songs originally by the american band helmet. All in all, a very good record, and worth every penny.