Conquer

July 29, 2008 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: May 20, 2008
  • Release Date: May 20, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2008 The All Blacks B.V. Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from The All Blacks B.V. Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 57:10
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  • ASIN: B001CVSVEI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,942 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This album is one of the best thrash albums i've ever heard.
Hiphoplogics
If you liked Sepultura before Cavalera left, and have ever liked Soulfly, you should definitely buy this CD.
C. Wilson
Very fast and good guitar solos, especially in paranoia and doom!
J. Chacon

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Wilson on July 29, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I'm a longtime Sepultura fan, and when Soulfly's first CD came out, I thought it was good, but a little too nu-metal. I remained a fan of both groups as their paths took them in different musical directions over the following decade. After forgetting about both for awhile, I rediscovered them through Cavalera Conspiracy, which was good, but didn't have enough musical diversity to make me want to have repeat listens.

After reading a few reviews of Conquer on wikipedia, I decided to give it a chance. Man am I glad I did. This is the best CD I've heard from Cavalera since the Roots/Chaos A.D. era. Every single song has its own unique sound, and they all work together to make an amazing album. I haven't felt this way about a metal cd since Machine Head's The Blackening. Granted, I'm not the biggest metal fan anymore, but this CD had me hooked from start to finish.

I haven't watched the DVD yet, so I can't comment on whether it is good or not. It was filmed in 2005, so it doesn't have anything from this album on it. I own a Sepultura live show on DVD, and the energy Cavalera brings on the stage is impressive. So I'm sure the DVD is worth paying a few extra bucks for.

The CD also comes with three bonus tracks. All of them are solid, but I can see why they left them off the regular cd.

I don't really want to get into a track by track breakdown, because every song is great. It'd just be repetitive praise. Just know that the lyrics and vocals are great, the guitar work is fantastic, and the drums and bass fit each song perfectly.

If you liked Sepultura before Cavalera left, and have ever liked Soulfly, you should definitely buy this CD.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael on July 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
2008 is a good year for Max Cavalera. He and his brother recently got together for the first time in nearly 12 years since playing in Sepultura, and recorded the Cavalera Conspiracy album Inflikted. After that, you'd think it'd be enough. Months later, we have Soulfly's sixth album Conquer. While Inflikted was more about Max and Igor letting their punk, thrash, and hardcore influences out, this album definitely shows the influences of extreme talents like Slayer, Bolt Thrower and Napalm Death. It is a never-ending bulldozer of energy and aggression that keeps rolling and doesn't let up until the instrumental "Soulfly VI" (a tradition on each album, each instrumental numbered by the album: self-titled-Soulfly, Primitive-Soulfly II, 3-Soulfly III, Prophecy-Soulfly IV, Dark Ages-Soulfly V). The instrumental here is quite different because of the use of electric and acoustic guitars and drums where the other instrumentals were mostly acoustic, so I consider it to be the slow rocker of the Soulfly instrumentals. One thing interesting is that for Soulfly's first three albums, the lineup was always different. The current lineup has been able to maintain itself for three albums, which is great because it's the best one especially because of lead guitarist Marc Rizzo, who is not only excellent at rhythm guitar playing, but lays down amazing guitar solos. Prepare to hear some sick shreddage here. Did I mention that Conquer is the first Soulfly record where mixing duties were handled by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Testament, Megadeth, Arch Enemy)? The resulting sound is a mixture of old and new: the Soulfly sound of previous albums Prophecy and Dark Ages, but with a heavier overall edge, and quite a few twists.

Who would have thought that Max would able to keep Soulfly together long enough to make six albums? Nobody thought he would do anything worthwhile after leaving Sepultura. Say what you want, but he deserves more credit than he is given.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Heilman on August 7, 2008
Format: Audio CD
As a real old fan of Sepultura this record, to me, is Soulfly's best record. As a fan of music I love to see bands grow and that is exactly what they have done. Since Marc Rizzo joined the band the records have become more soulful, intense, and metal. Conquer is not only their best release but their most technical without losing their roots in making the crowd move. I would highly suggest this record to metal heads that love Arise and Dark Ages because of the soulfulness and technicality. You can tell they spent some time on theses songs compared to Cavalera Conspiracy. Just buy it you'll love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 22, 2013
Format: Audio CD
On Soulfly’s previous album, “Dark Ages”, Max Cavalera and his band made a decided shift in sound to a much more aggressive style than they’d employed on their first four albums. With “Conquer”, they showed everyone that they intended to stick with the all-out metal assault, going even heavier and more brutal than “Dark Ages”. Although I often hear from Soulfly fans that “Dark Ages” is their best album, I give the nod to “Conquer” (and probably their 2012 CD “Enslaved”).

Ever since the release of Sepultura’s “Arise”, I feel like I’ve been waiting for that album’s follow-up. After all, the next two Sepultura records had a much different approach than “Arise” and its predecessor, the legendary “Beneath the Remains”. I think “Conquer” is the closest thing we’ll ever get to a true follow-up to “Arise”, as so much of “Conquer” is fast, thrashy, and apocalyptic. In addition to that, the brutality factor has been bumped up a notch, established in the leadoff song “Blood Fire War Hate” featuring guest vocals from none other than death metal icon David Vincent of Morbid Angel. “Conquer” isn’t death metal, but it sure reminds me in spots of the days when Sepultura was described as a death/thrash band.

And that might be the most important point to longtime fans of the Cavalera brand. “Conquer” is the first album since “Arise” that has material on it that could have been on “Beneath the Remains” or “Schizophrenia”. Granted, most of the thrash is the more refined style of “Arise”, but those intense moments do surface here and there, like in the second half of “Warmageddon”. Besides that, almost every song gets fast, which was not the case on “Dark Ages”. Not that speed alone makes an album heavier, but in this case it does. Track for track, I love this whole CD, and it gets my vote as Soulfly’s best effort.
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