Judas. Vermin. Pariah. Scum. If that’s not a mantra for 2017, I’m not really sure what is.
Max and Igor have blasted back to their Sepultura roots (Yeah, that’s right. What?) in a very bold manner. Max’s post-Sepultura career had been full more misses than hits. Ever since Roots and his Soulfly discography, he’s always had a weird soft spot for some nu-metal leanings. That’s not to say there haven’t been some good moments, but he’s never really approached the monumental pinnacles of the early Sepultura albums.
Well, that just changed with Psychosis. This is album number four for the reunion of brothers Max and Igor and it looks like they finally decided to give all of us fanboys of Sepultura what we have all been clamoring for. This is as close to a proper Sepultura album the world has seen since Roots was released in the mid-1990s. From the first track out, you can tell that something is different. These are the Brazilian thrash metal riffs that you’ve been looking for. Now, Max does dip his toes into some nu-metal stylings here and there toward the tail end of the album, but overall, these did nothing to wipe the smile off of my face during the first listen. It just feels good to have Max fully embrace his legacy and just surrender to it. This is a great album to wind up the total shitstorm that has been 2017.
4 flip flops out of 5