Soulfly is the debut album by the metal band Soulfly , released on April 21, through Roadrunner Records. The record was released in memory of frontman Max Cavalera 's murdered stepson and the first album featuring Cavalera since leaving Sepultura two years prior. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA. The breakdown riff in " Tribe " originated during Max's time still in Sepultura - most likely created during on-the-road demo jams during the Roots tour though evidently never recorded in any complete demo form. In , speaking to Kerrang! It was so hard to start over, having been in Sepultura for so long. In fact, it was harder getting Soulfly going than it was getting Sepultura started. Coming into a whole new situation underneath the shadow of Roots was a huge challenge for me, and most people thought I was nuts. Plus, we made a conscious effort not to sound like Sepultura. My choice of musicians took me away from straight metal and into a vibe that embraced a lot more, while still being heavy.
9. Sepultura – Roots
Max Cavalera turned 48 years old this week 4th August but it seems he has been around much much longer, having released a whopping 21 records via various bands not including his long list of collaborations with other artists, a handful of EPs and a few live albums to cap it off. In the build up to the tour, Wall of Sound will feature a few articles up until Cavalera hits our shores and the first of those being our rating of all the Cavalera albums, from Number 21 down to our Number 1! Sure, to create some arguments, feel free to hit us up on the Wall of Sound Facebook or Twitter pages and vent your appreciation or likely anger at our pontifications. Anyway, without further ado, here we go…. Max was 18 years old and Andreas Kisser was yet to join the band, with lead guitar duties taken by Jairo Guedz.
10. Soulfly – Ritual
Soulfly commonly refer as Soulfly 1 to distinguish from the band is the self-titled debut album by Soulfly , released in The album continues the direction Max Cavalera left off from his previous album Roots by his previous band Sepultura released two years earlier. This is a nu metal album enriched with tribal sounds reminiscent of Roots. Soulfly has two special editions, the limited edition digipak released in and the 25th anniversary edition released in to honor the Roadrunner label's founding in Four singles were released from this album, tied with Archangel and Ritual for most of any Soulfly album to date.