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Classic thrash album!,
This review is from: Dark Ages (Audio CD)
This is an absolutely rocking heavy metal album and possibly a little underrated. It's easily Max Cavalera's best work since leaving Seplultura and in my opinion better than anything they did. (Though I realise that's a controversial statement!) It's beautifully produced (by Max himself) and literally every tune is of the highest quality.
Unlike Soulfly's previous albums this doesn't get bogged down in endless lounge doodles and ethnic beats. Instead it goes from one crushing riff to another, with some almost dance-music like flourishes such as 'Riotstarter.' Tracks like 'Arise Again' and 'Frontlines' are pure classic brutal thrash.
If you're looking for no-nonsense, straightforward quality heavy metal then I would strongly recommend this. Don't be put off if you don't like previous Soulfly albums, this is much better. There's no rapping and virtually no guest-singers! There's enough variety and brutality to keep you happy for ages.