Remie : Since the restoration of the relationship between the two Cavalera brothers they have already released two albums which were both highly anticipated. Although they have been considered as good releases, the brothers didn’t really seem to convince me yet. Now a lot of people might have heard the rumor that Max asked his brother Igor to return to Sepultura’s ‘Arise’ era with his drumming, which is something that many fans would regard as positive news. On the 31st of October the fans can see to that that question for themselves when Cavalera Conspiracy’s 3rd release called ‘Pandemonium’.
Right from the start everything goes full throttle and immediately you’ll noticed that Igor has managed to capture that old thrash drumming style. The other remarkable thing you notice is that Max his voice sounds more aggressive and brutal than ever, which is a perfect fit on the earlier mentioned drums. Also important to mention are the fast and heavy thrashing guitar grooves. Besides the old trash influences everything is still molded in a modern shape, including some Soulfy influences. Despite the fact I haven’t really been a fan of the band in the past I really like the taste of this combination of influences. Up until ‘Apex Predator’ everything is pretty much straightforward but from ‘Insurrection’ on the material is more varied. This keeps the listener on its toes and makes the records a a whole a lot stronger. The intensity with which the band starts does never really wear off and that makes ‘Pandemonium’ quite an extreme release.
After a few spins it is quite obvious that there is absolute nothing lost when it comes to these brother’s creativity and especially for fans of the older Sepultura ‘Pandemonium’ can be seen as some kind of coming home.