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Fire, passion, vocals, talent, but it just don't work for me
on 21 June 2002
A strong line up including the biggest name in metal of the time, Primitive goes there, does it, but somehow fails to deliver the goods.
The riffs are hard and Sepultura-esque, and Max Cavalera still has the driving angst and genuine passion of the classic Seps days. Yet throughout there seems to be a desire to experiment, diversify, and try new styles, probably borne out of a fear that the old formula isn't quite working now.
It's a damn shame, because the result is an over-length record that doesn't make a mark, has a lot of indistinct tracks and is a bit forgettable.
Probably there are those who disagree, but I'm hoping something new comes into the equation to liven Soulfly up to something like the expectations we had when Sepultura split.