Soulfly - Primitive


Not blessed, or merciful
Apr 11, 2001
Sarf Lundin, Innit
Soulfly - Primitive
Roadrunner Records - 2000
By John Knudsen

Last year saw Max Cavalera's second outcome after his exit from Sepultura. I must say that I'm impressed! Not that he and his gang have made a new neo-thrash metal album like Chaos A.D., but they've certainly grown since their self-titled debut album (Although this album was just fine!).

The first song "Back to the primitive" shows Soulfly's new nu-metal style. Very hard drums with a aggressive guitar through the entire song, combined with Max' amazing singing makes this song a perfect opener! The next song Pain [w/ Chino Moreno (Deftones)] have a really ass-kicking chorus, and Chino Moreno's voice fits perfectly into Soulfly's style.

The entire album is packed with aggression and style, nearly perfect, only the song "In memory of..." is kinda crappy with the rap-vocals if you ask me... Among the guest musicans is Corey Taylor "#8" from Slipknot, Sean Lennon and Slayer's Tom Araya who sings on the song Terrorist which is superb!