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Max Cavalera parodies Morbid Angel for 30 seconds - 0%

bitterman, September 2nd, 2013

At first, this song starts promising with a tremolo picked Covenant era Morbid Angel style riff over fast double bass drumming. Then the Max Cavalera after finding god delirium kicks in. Constipated, broken English vocals that make the crowd chant of Mass Hippie Noses from the live in Barcelona video seem intelligible followed by some imbecilic constipated noises of an even more moronic nature courtesy of the Cattle Decapitation vocalist. If Max Cavalera recorded himself while on the toilet and a drunk redneck attempted to emulate pitch shifted Carcass vocals by making throat noises, you have an idea over how awful these mixed to the forefront distractions are. The music seems decent at this point though, then comes Max Cavalera's inability to string together riffs in any coherent, meaningful way since Arise.

After the cool death metal riff, we are greeted by a very annoying Earth Crisis styled chorus, with gang vocals. It sounds like the best riff some straightedge Victory Records band like Strife would have come up with in their "prime". The stupidity continues further in the song after the verse-chorus repetition when we get to the lazy tremolo picked notes riff followed by the "atmospheric" dissonance part with the "important sounding" spoken word gibberish underneath. We then go to a Marc Rizzo disposable solo played over it which accomplishes nothing more than "being there". The song ends with blast beats over what sounds like a parody of Behemoth's 2000s and beyond era parody of their favorite Morbid Angel Domination parts. It all amounts to crap.

If Max Cavalera is attempting underground redemption, he failed. The insistence on grooves, the disconnected riffs,... it all feels very phoned in, like usual. The lyrics reference Celtic Frost, but have stupid religious overtones he tries to force feed upon you like in the rest of his post-1996 days. The Morbid Angel sounding riff in the beginning was cool, but alas, it devolves into parody like the rest of Soulfly's discography. Listen to Murder immediately after this to hear the final days of Max Cavalera having any motivation or spirit.