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Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted

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Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted

Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted

Roadrunner Records
After more than a decade of estrangement, Igor Cavalera reached out to his brother Max. They mended personal fences and started making music together again. In addition to the brothers Cavalera, Joe Duplantier from Gojira (bass) and Max's Soulfly bandmate Marc Rizzo (guitar) are the other members of Cavalera Conspiracy.

Inflikted blends elements of Sepultura, Soulfly and the Cavaleras' punk rock and hardcore roots. The songs have great thrash riffs and solos, and Rizzo really shines. There's also a ton of groove, and some progressive elements on a couple of the tracks. From straightforward pummeling death metal to more complex and technical songs, Cavalera Conspiracy hits on all cylinders.

Max's vocals are very distinctive, and his angry growls are as strong as ever. There are also a couple of guest appearances on the CD. Max's stepson Ritchie Cavalera does vocals on a track, and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) also makes an appearance. It's great to hear Max and Igor back together again, and Inflikted shows they haven't lost any of their chemistry. This is a really strong CD.

(released March 25, 2008 on Roadrunner Records)

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