Soulfly / Symbol
Album: Symbol   Collection:General
Artist:Soulfly   Added:Jul 2002
Label:Roadrunner Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-09-09 Pull Date: 2002-11-11
Week Ending: Nov 10 Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 07, 2003: The Disclaimer
4. Oct 03, 2002: The Subterranean Giraffe
2. Nov 06, 2002: Brownian Motion
One Nation
5. Sep 11, 2002: Brownian Motion
One Nation
3. Oct 10, 2002: The Subterranean Giraffe

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2002-08-21
Max of Sepultura’s band. From Brasil. This isnt their first release since Max fell out with his former bandmates ca. ’95. Sounds like what Sepultura was into toward the end with Roots, epic tribal “call to arms” with changes, (re-hash?). Relentless drop tunings, slow wah’ed melodic guitar leads, tribal everything, death metal, lots of samples and noise sources, indigenous (amazon) instruments and tones. But still, it rings of Sepultura which makes it undeniably good (its like Max hired musicians who duplicated his former buddies’ styles). Sure, the old school original Sepultura fans ditched class a long time ago, but you can see why they attended to begin with. I’m just glad I went to the school on the other side of town so that I can appreciate this stuff.

1) hard driving signature sound, after 3 min slows down into a spooky latin feel with congas and chilled noise and drop bass
2) sounds just like a lot of songs on Roots, FCCs
3) heavy rock with nice samples midway, long voc layer collage at end
4) heavy tribal, but a shift in vocal stylings to less typical, more cheesy (!), interesting and good
5) full on bomb blast driving, FCC
6) incorporates amazon instruments, heavy, sung in Portuguese
7) cheesy mellow intro/outro w/ some mulher singing soulfully…huh?!?… launches into heavy stuff too late
8) kids reciting Pledge as intro, nice…
9) Max’s brilliant ode to 9/11 is 60 seconds of silence, followed by “call to arms”…uh oh
10) heavy upbeat call to kill
11) good rockin death metal with cool sounds, FCCs
12) weird mellow cheesy instrumental thing, like KKSF “the quiet storm” for metal heads, huh?!?
13) chugging driving, flanged vocs
14) indigenous sounding tribal acoustic instrumental intro, electric instruments fade in w/o distortion, ends after about 2.5 minutes, silence then a “hidden” track appears: wind chimes w/ quiet guit and environmental sounds

Track Listing
1. Downstroy   8. One Nation
2. Seek N Strike   9. 9-11-01
3. Enter Faith   10. Call to Arms
4. One   11. Four Elements
5. L.O.T.M   12. Soulfly 3
6. Brasil   13. Sangue De Bairro
7. Tree of Pain   14. Zumbi