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Soulfly’s Maximum Cavalera Tour

Date: 8/16/12
Venue: The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
Report By: Omar Cordy

The evening started off right with Painmask, a local hardcore metal band that came out ready to battle. They have a good mix of old school aggression and new school tech. Right on their heels is a young band from Arizona called Lody Kong which features Max Cavalera’s children, Zyon and Igor. They have a lot variety in their styles ranging from Doom, Crust, Punk to Stoner rock. Guitarist/vocalist, Igor’s voice reminds me a lot of Carcass in a good way. Incite supplied the direct support and put on a great show, they get better every time they come around. Singer Richie Cavalera (Max Cavalera’s older son)has the stage presence of a veteran. Jumping off 10foot high pa stacks he acts and looks like he’s been doing this a long time.

The show felt like the old Roadrunner records days thanks to a schedule crossing, Fear Factory’s tour also joined for this show. This is the second show I’ve seen with the new line up of Matt Devries on bass and Mike Heller on drums. They sounded a lot better this time around as the opened with 'The Industrialist' from the new album “The Industrialist”. Burton C. Bells voice sounded on point and powerful. They plowed through 'Shock', Edge Crusher', 'Powershifter' and 'Linch Pin' with ease. Midway through he reminded the crowd “Soul of a New Machine” will be 20yrs old next week on August 25. They proceeded to play 'Martyr' and 'Scapegoat' from that album. Sadly their set was cut short by a few songs and guitarist Dino polled the crowd to what to end with and the winning song was 'Replica'.

Soulfly took the stage soon after with a blistering set opening up with ‘World Scum’ and ‘Blood, Fire, War, Hate’. They played something from almost every record of their 15 yr career with an assorted batch of Sepultura songs were sprinkled throughout. The new rhythm section consisting of Dave Kincaid and Tony Campos was very noticeable. Everything had a little death and black metal flavor to it and it worked perfectly fine. Since two of the opening bands features three of Max own children they came out and joined their dad for a tune. They played ‘Revengeance’, the last song on the album “Enslaved” which also displays the talents of Zyon Calavera on drums. It was a family affair and cool to see because if you play any instrument its a dream to jam with your own kids. They finished off the massive set with 'Roots' and 'Attitude' before returning with a mini melody of ‘Jump The Fuck Up’ and 'Eye for an Eye' bookend by Slayer’s 'Angel of Death' and Iron Maidens 'The Trooper'. Not a bad way to end a great show.

World Scum
Blood Fire War Hate
Refuse/Resist (Sepultura)
American Steel
Back to the Primitive
Arise (Sepultura)
Desperate Cry/Propaganda (Sepultura)
Troops of Doom (Sepultura)
Plata O Plomo
Roots (Sepultura)
Angel of Death/Jump The Fuck Up (Slipknot)/Eye For An Eye/ Trooper

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