Since the time the two Cavalera brothers reunited in 2007, the level of excitement for every new release has been always very high. And indeed, despite some false passages like 2014’s mediocre Pandemonium, their albums have always been interesting and in some cases with unexpected surprises. The style of this band is certainly not for sophisticated palates or cultists of creativity, it is just pure and simple groove and thrash but played by two of the most influential characters of the metal scene of the 90’s.
With their brand new LP Psychosis, Cavalera Conspiracy arrive to the fourth full lenght release of their discography, and this, by itself, is a result of all respect if we think that this group started as an extemporaneous project after the brothers Igor and Max Cavalera (two of the founder members of Sepultura) had the opportunity to find themselves together again in a concert in Tampa, after the infamous diatribes that brought their spectacular band to dissolve in 1996 (everyone knows that Sepultura is still active with another line-up, but all agree that it’s not the same thing of the original band…)
From a musical point of view, the element which I liked the most of this new release is how the album is consistent when considered as a single object. The sequence of the 9 songs of the disc is absolutely fluid and brings a devastating charge of rhythms and riffs. The first segment of the album, in particular, is definitely impressive. The first three songs have the effect of smacking you hears with frenzied and furious rhythms on top of which the simple but effective gusts of bass and guitar discharge a load of destructive energy. As anticipated: you won’t find anything absolutely original and innovative in this release, but when music is played at these levels you can sometimes indulge with just healty and pure metal album without too many pretenses.
Psychosis was relesed on November 17th, 2017. The line-up of the band for this album features the two Brazilian Cavalera brothers with guitarist Marc Rizzo, who has supported the band since the beginning.
Recommended songs are: Impalement Execution, Insane, Terror Tactics and the title-track Psychosis.