Primitive [Explicit]
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Primitive [Explicit]

February 6, 2007

  Song Title Artist
Back To The Primitive Soulfly
Pain Soulfly
Bring It Soulfly
Jumpdafuckup Soulfly
Mulambo Soulfly
Son Song Soulfly (Featuring Sean Lennon)
Boom Soulfly
Terrorist Soulfly
The Prophet Soulfly
Soulfly II Soulfly
In Memory Of... Soulfly
Flyhigh Soulfly

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2000
  • Release Date: January 1, 2000
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2000 The All Blacks B.V.
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  • Total Length: 52:16
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  • ASIN: B0011ZYQ5S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,090 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Energy in the purest form," indeed March 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Energy in the purest form" isn't only a line shouted by Tom Araya in "Terrorist", it's also the perfect way to describe this album. "Primitive" is nothing short of sheer grade-A energy and excitement. Full to the brim with roaring riffs, energetic vocals and bouncy drums. After the opening acoustic guitar of the opening track, Max and Co. push the pedal to the metal and don't let up until track six.

In a lot of ways, "Primitive" picks up where Soulfly's debut left off (with its hard hitting songs, four chord guitars and tribal drums), but this album also encorporates a few new elements into Soulfly's wall of sound: keyboards, samples, and a slew of guest vocalists (Chino Moreno of the Deftones guests on "Pain", John Lennon's son Sean Lennon contributes vocals and keyboards to "Son Song", Corey Taylor of Slipknot shows up on "JumpDaF**kUp" and Slayer's Tom Araya helps out on "Terrorist".) If you think it's clever of Max to blend these things into death metal, you haven't seen anything yet (check out Soulfly's latest album "Prophecy.")

Highlights include:

Chino begins his cameo on "Pain" with a spittle-flecked rap, but, as the song progresses, he really lets loose. He and Max trade off yelling "You can't mask. Pain! My pain! Our pain!"
"Bring It" begins as an unrelenting monster of a song, but midway through an almost reggae interlude intervines. Don't fear, though, because all of the heaviness comes back after the interlude.
"Jumpdaf*ckup" is probably a personal favorite. If there was ever a song that was made for the mosh, this is it. Corey Taylor croons gently throughout most of the song, until he erupts for the chorus.
"Boom"'s chorus ("Whachu got, whachuwachu got, whachu got, boom!") will be stuck in your head all day long.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unite The Tribe October 15, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Wow What A record! This is a moving, emotional and dare I say spirutual Cd. I have always been a fan of Sepultura and continueto support both bands in their musical quests. That said Primitive is an amazing cd. Max and his tribe tear it up on this cd without one bad song on the whole disc. Now I love Max's voice as much as the next guy but it sometimes can get repeative. But here's the beauty of this disc Max brings in new singers to duet with him adding a much needed variety to this album. Some surprizes are Corey Taylor ( Slipknot) on Jumpdaf**kup showing off alot better vocals then his current bands disc. Max also get a stunning performance out of Sean Leannon on Son's Song. Hearing Max and Sean combine vocals on a song about lost fathers is truly a lasting experience. All the songs carry different moods and tones and this is just 100 % better than the 1st disc. Plus the disc comes with two live tracks Eye for Eye and Tribe. One interesting industrial track Solfire and a reworking of the greatet instrumental ever Soulfly. By the way their is a straight rap song on this record but it is done to mourn the loss of friends and continues the highly regarded merger of rap and metal in the vein of Anthrax/Public Enemy. Their is also some lovely R&B singing on the Chrous of the last song. A true masterpiece plus the digipack is cheaper than the regular cd.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the debut October 7, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I have always been a big fan of Maxs work, from sepultura to nailbomb and soulfly. one of my all time fave groups is always gonna be sepultura, and hearing max was kicked out was somethin that i thought would kill the metal world. soon, he came back with soulfly, a decent album but nothing near the genius work with sepultura. the debut was full of agression yet something was lacking. i noticed this album, expecting the same ol fare, but i was shocked to hear a better album. The drums are clearer, even more aggressive than before. The bass stands out a lot better, making its mark on my ears. the guitar work is much improved as well. the songs are better also, the writing seems a little more focused than before yet still containing the aggressive tone of the past. Max is still in top form here, going from tribal chant to guttaral scream in seconds. standouts are tracks 1-6,8, and 12. the best is the one with corey from slipknot (another great band), second being terrorist with tom araya of slayer fame. all in all, worth all the pennies spent, a helluva release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak - Soulfly's Worst May 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
First off, I'm not one of those guys who's like "oMg!1 mAx sOlD oWt wIf sOuLfLy && hE wEnT aLl mAlLxCoRe!11!! Waaaahhhh!!111one". Just thought I'd put that out, because bands should undergo change and people should stop being selfish.

Anyways, you really don't want this album. There's some decent tracks, like "Back To The Primitive", but the whole thing sounds like a mess, especially with the numerous number of guest vocalists ruining things up. One or two guest appearances is OK, but if you have like 8 of them, that's asking for too much. Also, if you really hate nu-metal with a passion (which I dislike most of it), you WILL hate this album. The tribal drumming is great, though. Also, there is repetition in quite a few of the tracks, like "Back To The Primitive", where Max says "Back to the primitive, f*ck all your *insert phrase here*" about 16 times. Haha. Just had to point this out.

If you want a good Soulfly album, check out "Prophecy" or "Dark Ages". If you want a better band, called Sepultura, check out "Beneath The Remains", "Arise", "Chaos A.D." and "Roots". Buy this one used, along with all the Sepultura albums with Derrick Green.
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