Another Soulfly release it’s a strong reason for celebration, but when David Kinkade describe this is gonna sound-like “Arise on crack”, the excitement and expectations are rising even higher. The 8th studio album by Max Cavalera’s Soulfly will definitively satisfy all the band’s fans and eventually will bring a few new ones. Max seems unstoppable and restless. Hopefully not because of the….. crack. 🙂
With artwork from Marcelo Vasco, who has designed album artwork for bands such as Borknagar, Obituary, and Dimmu Borgir and co-produced along max by Zeuss (previously worked with bands like Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Bleeding Through, Throwdown, Chimaira, etc), “Enslaved” featuring for the first time new drummer David Kinkade (ex-Borknagar), and Tony Campos (former of Static-X, Prong, and Ministry) on bass, along guitarist Marc Rizzo and Max Cavalera on vocals, guitar, and berimbau.
Guests appearances on the album include Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber and DevilDriver and Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation, and on “Revengeance” feataturing Richie Cavalera of Incite, Zyon and Igor Cavalera Jr. of Lody Kong.
The album was recorded in late 2011 in Tallcat Studios in Phoenix, Arizona and it will be officially released by Roadrunner on March 13. On January 25, 2012 the lead single, “World Scum”, became available as a free download for 48 hours, with a video released on February 16.
This is definitively the best Soulfly album by far. Know, generally the latest release is declared the best, mainly by the artist and the record label, but “Enslaved” it’s outstanding. They find the perfect balance between experiments and traditional Metal values, between brutally heavy grindings and subtle, progressive build-ups, between the simple and cutting riffs and and the complex, technical constructions. “Treachery” is one of the songs which merged all of this expressions and approaches, but the whole album and each song have something unique, something special, something mind blowing.
This is a masterpiece of modern Metal, a milestone and a product of reference for the others to follow.
01 Resistance 01:53
02 World Scum 05:20
03 Intervention 03:56
04 Gladiator 04:59
05 Legions 04:19
06 American Steel 04:15
07 Redemption Of Man By God 05:16
08 Treachery 05:49
09 Plata O Plomo 04:53
10 Chains 07:18
11 Revengeance 05:44
12 Slave (Bonus Track) 03:52
13 Bastard (Bonus Track) 03:58
14 Soulfly VIII (Bonus Track) 04:24