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CD review CAVALERA Conspiracy "Psychosis"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Cavalera Conspiracy, News, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal, Napalm Records, CD Review, Psychosis

CD review CAVALERA Conspiracy "Psychosis"

(8/10) End of November the Cavalera brothers kicked-off a European tour. This time the guys didn’t hit the road as the Cavalera Conspiracy. The tour is done as Max & Iggor Cavalera with the main purpose of celebrating the 20th anniversary of a milestone in metal – Sepultura’s “Roots”.

What’s interesting though is the fact that in parallel the two brothers also release a new Cavalera Conspiracy album. Normally you could expect some touring activities connected to a new album, but not this time. I haven’t seen the most recent setlist and I guess that at least the one or the other new songs will find a spot on the setlist.

Besides all this guessing, let’s have a look into “Psychosis”. It’s album number four of Cavalera Conspiracy and it became an interesting one. The best album for me is the debut and also the newest release will not change this. It doesn’t mean that “Psychosis” is a bad record and also the fourth album is full of excellent groove metal anthems, especially in the first half. It just can’t reach the great “Inflikted”.

The start into the longplayer couldn’t be more brutal than what you get to hear with “Insane”. It’s a merciless thrash beast that feels like a smash into right into the face. The brutal “Terror Tactics” follows, a song that easily keeps the high level set by the opener; a fact that also goes for the grooving anthem “Impalement Execution”.  Extreme metal could sound much better.

Towards halftime the album includes a shift, starting with “Crom”. Still building on the trademarks of Cavalera Conspiracy, the tunes includes a first industrial touch, something that gets even more into the forefront with ”Hellfire”. I felt a bit reminded of Ministry when I heard this tune the first time. Adding these variations to “Psychosis” is a good move since it breaks a standard pattern. On the other hand it also adds a bit of a scattered picture to the totality.

After such a musical detour the band returns to the fast and furious with “Judas Pariah”. This high-speed track starts a metal storm and it’s a grooving section in the second half that increases additional excitement. What comes next is more of a distraction. The title track all of a sudden unveils an atmospheric sound. The instrumental comes unexpected and is hard to place in the context of the album. However, it is a moment to recover from the massive metal attack that hit the listener with the previous songs. The final chapter is entitled “Excruciating” and brings back the known. Brutal vocals, screaming guitars and a pounding rhythm section closes album number four.

“Psychosis” stands in the tradition of the earlier releases of the two brothers. It might not become a classic and it comprises some surprises, but Cavalera Conspiracy still represents merciless thrash metal that can lead to severe neck problems due to intense headbanging.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Insane
  2. Terror Tactics
  3. Impalement Execution
  4. Spectral War
  5. Hellfire
  6. Crom
  7. Hellfire
  8. Judas Pariah
  9. Psychosis
  10. Excruciating

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Groove Metal / Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: November 17th, 2017

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY announces new album

Veröffentlicht am 24. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in CAVALERA Conspiracy, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, News, Groove Metal, Napalm Records

The Cavalera brothers announced a new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album. The longplayer will be released on November 17 via Napalm Records.

Max CAVALERA in a recent interview with Metal Wani:

"The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer -  an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We've got one song with Justin from GODFLESH -  just a great NAILBOMB, GODFLESH, CAVALERA kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from TOXIC HOLOCAUST; he mastered the album. And it's great, man. It's a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It's, for me, the best of all the CAVALERA albums, my favorite one. And it's got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise'. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that."

Photo: Napalm Records (Promo)

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's working on a new album

Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Groove Metal, News

 
The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with Sepultura and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY!

Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right 
HERE!

Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the recordings of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's upcoming album will be documented by Horns Up Rocks, titled 'The Conspiracy Diaries'. These exciting studio episodes will be released over the next months and will share an in-depth view behind the scene's of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's work in the studio. 


The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band Sepultura as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise and Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre's horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left Sepultura and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, as the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY are:
Max Cavalera – Vocals, Guitar 
Iggor Cavalera – Drums, Percussion 
Marc Rizzo – Lead Guitar 
Johny Chow – Bass
Photo: Napalm Records (Promotion)

Photo: Napalm Records (Promotion)

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CD review CAVALERA CONSPIRICY "Pandemonium"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, CD Review, News

(7/10) What was it for a big moment in 2007 when the Cavalera bothers founded the Cavalera Conspiracy. And the whole thing became even more exciting when they released the debut "Inflikted" one year later. It was the time when thrash dinosaurs Sepultura have been still searching their new direction and also Soulfly was a stagnating. "Infliked" was the big 'relief' since it sound brutal and fresh. Eleven songs, eleven hits and a groove monster like "Ultra-violence".

The second album "Blunt force trauma" was build on the same pattern eventhough it couldn't live up the the outstanding debut. And with "Pandemonium" its not that much different. It seems the be the 'curse' of the Cavalera Conspirancy is that their reference album is their debut.

"Pandemonium" isn't a bad record, don't get me wrong. But it feels like they have replaced the freshness and the surprising variations from the debut with speed and pure aggression. The ones of you who read regularly my reviews know that pure speed doesn't necessarily mean to me to become more heavy. In this case it leads to predictable songs that all follows a similar pattern. This doesn't really work very well for my ears. On top of that the sound of "Pandemonium" is a bit dull and not that clean and powerful as in the earlier days.

Eventhough the review so far sounds very critical the album also has it's highlights. If "Infliked" was the hurricane, "Pandemonium" is still a metal storm and no breeze. Tracks like the raging "Scum", the grooving "Not loosing the edge" with the infernal guitar lines and the more experimental "Porra" are aural assaults, performed very well.

A lot of other bands would be happy to call such an album their own, but from experienced guys like the Cavalera brothers I have expected a bit more. 

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Babylonian pandemonium
  2. Bonzai kamikazee
  3. Scum
  4. I, barbarian
  5. Cramunhao
  6. Apex predator
  7. Insurrection
  8. Not losing the edge
  9. Father of hate
  10. The crucible
  11. Deus ex machina
  12. Porra

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Thrash Metal

CD review CAVALERA CONSPIRICY "Pandemonium"
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Cover and tracklist from the new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album

Veröffentlicht am 26. August 2014 von Markus W. in Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly, Sepultura, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, News

"Pandemonium", the new album from the Cavalera Conspiracy, will be released on October 31 via Napalm Records.

The Cavalera brothers recorded twekve new tunes and here comes the tracklist:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Cramunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

Cover and tracklist from the new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album
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News and new song from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY

Veröffentlicht am 22. August 2014 von Markus W. in Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly, Sepultura, News, Video, Thrash Metal, Death Metal

The waiting time comes to an end. In November Max Cavalera and his brother Igor will release a new album the Cavalera Conspiracy. The name of the record will be "Pandemonium" and comes via Napalm Records.

The first track is already online via Loudwire. The name: "Bonzai Kamakazi" taht grooves like hell and has an energy which is awesome. Let's hope that the tune reflects the whole album in a good way.

Photo: Napalm Records (Promo)

Photo: Napalm Records (Promo)

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