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Best Effort In Years.
on 31 July 2004
Although i am a big fan of Max Cavaleras work,i have always critised him fairfully.I absolutely loved Soulflys debut album,Primitive was good, but i was never impressed with 3. So on to Prophecy.In some ways ways this is an amazing return to form,the first six tracks all equally venomous.The first letdown (for me at least) is "Moses". A noble attempt it may be, but it doesnt work. And from then on (aside from Porrada) the album is a bit of a letdown.I feel kinda bad saying this because Max is just trying to evolve and Progress and he has!
The same critics that have slammed Soulfly for being a "Roots tribute band" will argue that this time they sound like Chaos A.D. There is a slight resemblence on a few songs, but its not like that is a bad thing is it?
So this is a good album, the first half very powerfull and angry,and the second half containing more laid back, mellow exerimental music from Max,which will certainly work for many people, but sadly im not one of them.
You also get cool live recordings,so even if this album doesnt quite live up to its high expectations(remember we are talking about Max Cavalera) all in all this is a good buy and if this was any other band,this album would certainly be wiewed with different eyes and probably be called a masterpiece.