Dark Ages

September 26, 2005 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: September 26, 2005
  • Release Date: September 26, 2005
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2005 The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 1:06:22
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  • ASIN: B0011ZW6DM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,679 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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THIS is one of the best metal albums I've heard in a long time.
wally gator
Some of the thrashiest parts sound like they came off Beneath the Remains/Arise and some of the heavy grooves have a Chaos A.D. sound.
Frank Rini
For me he is complimenting Max the Riffmeister much better than Sepultura axeman Andreas Kisser.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Adam Chupka on October 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Four and a half stars

I must say, since I first heard this album yesterday, I have been beside myself anticipating the free time I would have to write a review for this unexpected gem.

Arise was really the first album I purchased that made me feel like I listened to "heavy" metal. I ate up all the other Sepultura releases, and though I love Beneath the Remains, Arise, and Chaos A.D. quite a lot, Roots has always been one of my favorite albums of all time.

Soulfy, while interesting, never really captivated me much, though I enjoy the occasional spin of Primitive and Prophecy. This new venture, Dark Ages, I am welcoming with open and eager arms, and you should too.

Aside from the second track, Babylon, this album sounds nothing like any other Soulfly release, except occasionally with the tribal drumming (though this staple of Max's started more with the Chaos A.D. album). No folks, instead of pulsating nu-metal stadium jumping tracks, Max and co. serves straight up death/thrash which oftentimes echoes the stylings of his Sepultura masterpieces.

Another welcome change is the abundant solos. Marc Rizzo absolutely shreds through his leads, and quite honestly, lays down the best solos I have ever heard in Max Cavalera songs. Couple Marc's lead abilities with the reaffirmation that Max has plenty of tasty real metal, and not just nu-metal, riffs left up his sleeves, and you end up with an album that will have your vertebrae re-experiencing the kind of punishment it received in the early-90s.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Ramos on January 30, 2006
Format: Audio CD
ALL THESE REVIEWS ARE GOOD AND RIGHT ON THE MONEY, BUT IN SHORT TERMS, THIS IS THE BEST SOULFLY CD SO FAR, IT HAS SOME CHAOS AD, NAILBOMB, ROOTS AND ARISE INFLUENCE INTHERE BUT YOU CAN ALSO TELL IS SOULFLY BY JUST LISTENING TO IT, SO IS ALL GOOD.

MORE THRASHY AND METAL. IF YOU LIKE ALL THE ABOVE ALBUMS THEN BUY THIS ONE... MAX AND COMPANY, GOOD JOB GUYS, KILLER ALBUM, THANKS AGAIN!

THE BOSTON MA AND HARTFORD CT CONNECTION
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian C. Shapiro on October 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The album that every Soulfly and Sepultura fan has waited for... Dark Ages is heavier, faster, and more powerful than all the of the other Soulfly c.d. put together. The greatest quality of Dark Ages unlike the last four Soulfly albums is that it is consistant! not with all the good and bad, soft and heavy songs all mixed up. its all heavy! the only soft song is of course the last song, the instrumetal "Soulfly V". Other than that Dark Ages is truly an incredible album that never lets up and never slows down.

Some reviewers have compared this album to early Sepultura, but i think that Dark Ages is too heavy and not thrashy enough to really be compared to any Sepultura cd's. Sepultura is bar none the best thrash metal band. No other band will ever make better thrash metal than Sepultura, that including Soulfly. And plus Dark ages kinda has an errie industrial sound to the songs instead of that tribal metal sound they have always had, which is another big difference that Max has made in Dark Ages.

With awesome screaching guitars, militaristic drumming, enraged shout along chorus's(on and on and on! into the babylon!) what problems could this cd possibly have?! well the guest vocalist on "Innerspirit" and "Staystrong" is a little irritating at times, but other than that... flawless.

Dark Ages is relentless in its full on heavy metal assault but it also has a soft side too; the new "Soulfly V" is a great chill out song to listen to when relaxing after 50min of nonstop headbanging!

All in all i highly recomend you buy Dark Ages right here right now without hesitation. This is far from any Soulfly Album you've ever heard, thats for sure.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ThirdEye on January 31, 2006
Format: Audio CD
OK, before we get to this album, let's clear up a few things surrounding ol' Max Cavalera and a lot of the critiscism that's been leveled at him since the beginning of Soulfly.

1)"His lyrics have gone all Christian" So the guy's beliefs don't match up with your own? So what? Why's that going to stop you enjoying his music? I adore Emperor, even though Faust was a neo-Nazi homophobic nutjob - that has nothing to do with the music. And besides, Max's lyrics aren't strictly speaking Christian. They suggest that Max believes in some kind of higher power and deity but they also hint at a strong belief in oneself, an idea which has far more in common with romanticsm, paganism, even some traditional strands of satanism and other beliefs incorporated by bands like Bathory rather than the strict, narrow-minded monotheistic belief systems favoured by artists like James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine...but that's never stopped you playing 'Master Of Puppets' and 'Rust In Peace' a million and one times, now, has it?

2) "He keeps messing around with tribal elements and pointless instrumentals" The tribal element was an important part of Sepultura from day one. Granted, it wasn't always so blatant as it is in Soulfly, but these rythyms have been a part of all Max's work (with the possible excpetion of Nailbomb, but even then he still brings a little in). As for the instrumentals, well, I personally love them, and think it's awesome that a relatively mainstream metal musician in this day and age is willing to broaden their pallete and experiment with such things.

3) "He dyed his dreads pink and brought in a stupid ammount of guests!" Again, like the first point, the fact that he did anything to his physical appearance is irrelevant.
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