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Blunt Force Trauma (Special Edition) [Explicit]
 
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Blunt Force Trauma (Special Edition) [Explicit]

28 Mar. 2011 | Format: MP3

£8.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Also available in CD Format
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 Mar. 2011
  • Release Date: 28 Mar. 2011
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
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  • Total Length: 46:19
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B004SBRZ1E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,193 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Let's get the Sepultura reference out of the way first. Arise, Chaos AD and Roots are the best things Max Cavalera has ever recorded. Everything post Roots has been enjoyable and I always get excited about each new release - whether Soulfly or Cavalera Conspiracy - but they are not significant in the way those classic albums were. However I am enjoying Blunt Force Trauma immensely - more than Inflikted. The songs are just consistently better throughout the album. In fact I like them all except Rasputin which is rather bland. Lyrically you know what you're getting but I feel strangely warmed by the quaintness of Max's sometimes amusingly juvenile vitriol. In other words I know they're a bit silly but that's ok - I can't imagine other words being put to such brutal music. Iggor is a fantastic drummer but I feel the production somewhat mutes the impact of them on this album - a shame as i eternally long for some Territory tribal mayhem once more. The songs tend to have a thrashy verse / groove chorus format which works well. And some of the groovy riffs are indeed splendid. Marc Rizzo's frantic soloing is my only big niggle here. Yes, he's technically very proficient etc etc but at times his solos just seem very random. They squall and squeal and stretch and are manic and frantic etc but I am often left with the feeling that they don't really fit in with the song. When he drops back to support Max's ferocious rhythm work with inventive licks its so much more effective. That said I really like BFT and will be listening to it much more. It may even stretch to 4 stars after a week or two. Long live King Max!
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a fast short sharp kick up the bum from Cavalera bros and company. The songs are short really short an the album is pretty much as the album title suggests. like being punched in the face with a brick. Lyrics are good and clearly pronounced ? annunciated. however it doesn't really break any new ground. in terms of music and the bass guitar is pushed way to far back in the mix
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Ignore people who say Max has been churning out the same album since the Sepultura split. There's been a really noticable shift in the Soulfly output away from nu metal and towards a much more thrashy sound. I'm the first to admit his music since Sep has been hit and miss, but I don't regret buying any album he's put out.

This is a good album - the tracks are consistently strong with a blend of thrash verses and groove metal and hardcore choruses. On first listen, I thought the lyrics suffered from the same old Soulfly problem of being rushed and simplistic. After a few listens I realised they weren't actually all that bad.

My criticisms of Blunt Force Trauma? My understanding (from an interview with Igor) is that the album is the result essentially of a 4 hour jam in the studio. If that's even partially true, it's an impressive achievement. However I can't help but wish that Max would ditch soulfly and put some real work into the next CavCon album with Igor. Take a year out and really sweat over it. The results could be immense.

Also, Marc Rizzo's riffs and rythmn playing are undoubtably brutal and innovative. But he seems to use the same eastern sounding scale for alot of his high register lead lines which sometimes works, but sometimes doesn't. Mixing it up would be good.

Overall I'm stoked with this album and looking forward to it being the soundtrack to my summer.
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Following on from the death metal awesomeness that was Inflikted I waited with excitement for the follow up to it. Firstly we get a recent Soulfly album 'Omen' which for some bizarre reason received mixed reviews. And hot on the feels of this we get the new Cavalera Conspiracy album.

Well I decided to order the standard edition of Blunt Force Trauma as I prefer my cd's in Jewel cases and not the easily damaged digipaks that fall to pieces if it's one of your favourite albums. Well two days before it's release date I received BFT. I couldn't wait to put it on my player and boy are we rewarded with a gem of an album!!!

Blunt Force Trauma doesn't reinvent the wheel of heavy music but what it does deliver is 11 tracks of face pummelling, ear damaging thrash/death metal which rather than continues the blueprint that was Inflikted and also harks back to the Brothers Sepultura-thrashesque days with a modern twist.

Igor's drumming is brutal and Max's voice is as aggressive and barking as well as he ever has. You feel that this album is all about both Brothers as they are so dominant on it.

Favourite tracks so far is Lynch Mob, Torture, Killing Inside and Genghis Khan!

In fact I love this album so much that I have now ordered the special edition copy too for the bonus tracks and dvd!!! And yes I said that I did not like digipaks!!!

Above all this album is not to be analysed too much into fine details and not to be compared to their past glories in Sepultura. If you like listening to heavy music and the work that the Cavalera Conspiracy have done in the past you will love this!!! Believe me!
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I thought Inflikted was great, but this new offering has so much more to offer. There's just a lot more to it. Firstly, I think there is a greater emphasis on the guitar playing, which gives it a more thrashy feel. It still has the same drive and pace as the previous album, and still has the use of synthesised electronic bits, though this has been toned down (no bad thing, in my opinion). I also welcome the addition of 'Electric Funeral' which snuck in at the end without my noticing when I pre-ordered it. This album is fantastic and best played at cacophonous volume!

So why four stars rather than five? The answer is simple: once you notice, as I have, that many of the choruses of different songs are just disyllabic screams, it gets a bit irritating. What I mean is, it's fine, and I was blown away by the opening track 'Warlord,' but a lot of the choruses are the same; I couldn't help thinking they might've varied it a bit. The two-syllable chant can be heard in: Warlord, Torture, Lynch Mob, Thrasher, and Target, so it's not on every song, but perhaps a few too many.

Overall, a ferocious album, and a must-buy for any fan of the Cavaleras.
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