Sunday, May 6, 2012

CD Review: Soulfly Hit An Agressive High With "Enslaved"

Heavy metal band Soulfly recently released their eighth studio album entitled “Enslaved.” It is the first album to feature the new rhythm section of Tony Campos (Ministry) on bass and David Kinkade (Borknagar) on drums. The songs on this album are very aggressive, but are also more structured and addictive than past albums.

The album begins with “Resistance,” a two-minute blast that gets the heart pumping for the album’s first single “World Scum.” Vocalist Max Cavalera gets some vocal help on this album from DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara and Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan. Songs like “Gladiator” and “American Steel” are the perfect battle cries as the addition of new band members help Soulfly evolve their sound. The highlight of the album is the tempo changing “Redemption of Man by God” as Fafara adds that extra aggressive strength to the vocals. Soulfly bring you on a metal journey with the seven-plus minute “Chains” before ending with the experimental groove of “Revengeance.”

Soulfly have a few dates left on this tour in Texas and New Mexico. “Enslaved” cracked the top 100 on the Billboard album chart upon it release in March. For more information, check out soulfly.com.

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