'Discography' is a series originating at Roadrunner UK that interviews an artist going album-by-album through their catalog. While Soulfly were in the UK at the start of their 9-week touring assault throughout Europe, RR UK caught up with frontman Max Cavalera to talk about the band's discography.
In this 4th part of our 5-part Discography series with Soulfly's mainman, Cavalera walks us through the making of these two albums before bringing us full circle to the band's current release Omen tomorrow. Read his insights below and be sure to check back for the final installment tomorrow!
"Dark Ages was a complete departure from anything commercial. We went heavy all the way. It’s a black album cover, it’s a dark album with songs like ‘Frontlines’, ‘Carved Inside’, ‘Babylon’ and ‘I and I’.
"It’s a return to the thrash metal feeling from the Sepultura days, I rewrote a lot of riffs that had been inside me for a long time.
"It was a dark time too- we had the death of Dimebag in the same month we were in the studio, and my first grandson also died. That’s where the name Dark Ages came from."
"Conquer was recorded in Orlando in a house. One of Bobby’s (Burns, bassist) friends, Tim, had a studio, he’s a metalhead with Slayer posters all over the wall. It was cool. It was like a friend that you had 20 years ago, and you go stay in his house. He was totally into the music, and he helped me produce and engineer the record.
"Conquer got really amazing reviews. A lot of people really like it. It came out of Dark Ages which people thought was our best album, but people thought this was even better."
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