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This is incredible, Max you never dissapoint!!!
on 27 May 2010
I have seen a couple of reviews on here already and I dont get you guys at all!!
Omen by Soulfly is another incredible effort from Max Cavalera and co. This album is hard to describe and after what I heard was stated by Max himself before the album was released I was a little dubious myself but after hearing it the first time all these doubts massively faded away. I have now probably listened to it about 8 times and it gets better and better!!!
I have always been a fan of Max's work right from Sepultura to Cavalera Conspiracy and everything inbetween including Nailbomb and it has been amazing to see his songwriting progress with every single release. He never settles and always pushes himself further.
This album is by no means Conquer Part 2 but why would you want that anyway? That was a full on thrash record and Soulfly nailed it; so the only way to go with this release was to take a risk and try a slightly different approach. This paid off in every possible way. As soon as the first song hits you know straight away that it's Max and then when the guitars and the drums pound along with his trademark roar you know its Soufly!! But straight away you can hear a new sound creeping in amongst the thrash and through out the next few songs this comes to the front and creates an amazing mix; its still thrash but its got a darker more atmospheric feel to it; you have to hear it to believe it, but trust me it works so well!!
Another thing thats unexpected and stands out is the impressive lead guitar work on the first few tracks especially, its spot on and really powerful, it adds a new dimension to the Soulfly sound.
All this coupled with the guest appearances and the many surprises hidden amongst the 11 main tracks makes for another impressive metal record from Max and definitely an album of the year; but this also represents a massive creative leap for Soulfly.
Max Cavalera.....your un-stoppable!!!