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Metal by numbers for the Cavalera brothers.
on 5 April 2008
I had quite high expectations of the Cavalera brothers reunion, especially when I read that it was co-produced by Logan Mader, formerly of Machine head. I don't think this is a particularly memorable album. It just sounds like the same sort of thing that the brothers have done for many years now in their respective bands. No one track on this album has really slapped me in the face in a way that a lot of the older Sepultura material did. I never really rated Soulfly as a band and I think many people out there will just carry on listening to anything Max Cavalera does, simply because he's in it. Igor is one of the most innovative drummers of all time, but I think he did some more inventive stuff on the last few Sepultura albums. I know I'm going against the tide of popular opinion here, but I like the later Sepultura albums with Derrick Green more than the Cavalera conspiracy and Soulfly. Andreas Kisser has a very different guitar style and there's always some new ideas going on. I really hope they continue with the new drummer. 'Inflikted' by the Cavalera conspiracy is a highly competant metal record, but just nothing special from the brothers.