Released this week is the debut album from Cavalera Conspiracy, called "Inflikted", which is out on Roadrunner Records. It is the first time the Cavalera brothers, Max and Igor, have made a record together since their well documented falling out at a Sepultura gig at Brixton Academy in 1996. And as such many Sepultura fans (myself included) are very much interested to hear what the boys have been upto, aswell as hoping that it may pave the way for a return of the original Sepultura lineup.
Well upon listening to the track "Sanctuary" from said album, I can tell you that the Cavalera brothers are well and truly back! Its really heavy, with tons of intricate guitar solo's all over the place, pounding drums from Igor, and the familiar growling snarl of Max. After 12 years apart you may expect some sort of rustyness to occur, but there's none of that here, the music is really tight and accomplished.
If the rest of the album follows in a similar vain, then I think we definatley have an early contender for Metal album of the year. I'll be purchasing the album on the weekend, so i'll let you know what its like.
Picked up the debut album from Operator Please, which was released last week called "Yes Yes Vindictive" on Brille Records. The album's been around for a while, coming out in their homeland of Australia at the end of last year, but last week was the first official UK release. I have to say I was really impressed with it, for a band whose members are so young, the maturity of the musicianship was highly impressive. Their songs are full of energy and there's actually quite alot of depth to the album. I definatley recommend checking it out.
This week see's about a million albums released, which is great and rubbish! Great cos it means there's alot of new music around from some really exciting new bands, and rubbish because im gonna need to somehow decide which ones im going to buy. Needless to say I think im definatley going to go for Foals, and Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s albums as I've been looking forward to those two releases for aggggeeessss!
Finally just a reminder that the March episode of the Music Liberation Podcast will be out next week on Monday 31st March at around 10pm. This months episode is jam packed with new music goodies from the likes of, Chaingang, Drive A, Natty, Cheeky Cheeky And The Nosebleeds, GTA, Lowline, The Joy Formidable, Bambi Get Over It, Heroes Of Switzerland, and Penny Broadhurst. So make sure you check back here on Monday to get the download and streaming links.
Have a good weekend!