Rock & Pop

Soulfly/Suffocation/Battlecross/Abnormality/Lody Kong

When: Fri., May 6, 5 p.m. 2016

Way back in the 1980s, Brazilian-born singer-guitarist Max Cavalera started Sepultura when he and his brother Igor were still teenagers. That band left an incredible legacy (and the group still exists but without the Cavaleras). Cavalera explored his heritage with Sepultura and then with Soulfly. The group initially formed in 1998 after Cavalera left Sepultura in 1996; Soulfly issued its self-titled debut in 1998, and it immediately caught fire. Calavera started writing the songs for the band's latest album, Archangel, in September of 2014. After he wrote the riffs, he laid down drum tracks with the assistance of his son. He decided to call it Archangel because of its biblical theme. As he has put it, the album details a “biblical apocalyptical atmosphere.” The hoarse vocals in plodding tunes such as “Shamash” and “Bethlehem’s Blood” speak to the album’s dark theme. And the eerie bonus track “Soulfly X” recalls the work he did on Roots, the Sepultura album that explored his Brazilian background. Expect to hear those tunes and more at tonight's show. (Niesel)

Price: $20.80

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