Steel legend Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, ex-Sepultura) named his three favourite thrash albums as a current visitor on the “My 3 Questions To” video sequence by Jonathan Montenegro.
The sequence repeatedly poses three questions, introduced as textual content on-screen, for an artist. First, Cavalera was requested about being a musical hero to LatinX followers in addition to how he manages to stay so constant in writing and performing with such prolific output unfold throughout a number of bands.
In the ultimate query, he was tasked with deciding on simply three thrash albums as his all time favorites, a tough job for any metalhead, particularly for considered one of Cavalera’s stature.
“I went a little bit old school,” he prefaces (transcription by way of Blabbermouth) earlier than divulging, “The first one is from Canada — Sacrifice, Forward to Termination.”
It is the second album by the cult favorites, launched in 1987 a yr after the Torment in Hearth debut and lined with standout tracks similar to “Re-Animation,” “Pyrokinesis” and the title monitor. Remarkably, the four-piece lineup that performed on Sacrifice’s first 4 albums earlier than disbanding in 1993 continues to be collectively, additionally having contributed the lone reunion period document, 2009’s The Ones I Condemn.
“Amazing record. I played it so much when I was a teenager in Brazil,” Cavalera provides.
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“Also Nuclear Assault, Survive, he singles out next, citing the New York thrash group’s influential second record.
“Danny Lilker [is] the person. Sure! Danny on the bass. Nuclear Assault was wonderful,” he continues, recollecting, “They performed with us in Brazil. It was nice. The singer, John Connelly, needed to borrow my guitar and he performed and it was filled with blood. And he gave it again to me. And the entire guitar was filled with blood. However I liked the present. And it was cool to have his blood on my guitar.”
Released in 1988 as the followup to Nuclear Assault’s first album Game Over (with the noteworthy ’87 EP The Plague bridging the gap), Survive contains all-timers in “Brainwashed,” “Rise From the Ashes” and “F#.”
Nuclear Assault, “F#”
“And the final one is Darkish Angel with Darkness Descends,” he goes on. Interestingly, it’s yet another sophomore effort to make Cavalera’s list, this time being the 1986 full length from the California group who first issued We Have Arrived in 1985. A truly forceful, pummeling affair, the Soulfly mainman enthuses, “It is the proper dying/thrash document, however it’s extra on the thrash facet of issues. Very, very wonderful drums from Gene Hoglan. And I like Darkish Angel — I like the facility and the brutality of the riffs.”
It’s the record with “The Burning of Sodom,” “Perish in Flames” and other boundary-pushing tracks.
Dark Angel, “Perish in Flames”
“These are three inspirational thrash information that helped form all my stuff I did from that period,” he concludes.
Watch the full video below.
Max Cavalera on “My 3 Questions To”
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