Additional personnel includes: Sean Lennon (vocals, guitar); Toby Wright (vocals, clarinet, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Larry McDonald, Meia Noite (percussion); Deonte Perry (programming); Tom Araya, Grady, Chino, Corey.
Producers: Toby Wright, Max Cavalera, Sean Lennon.
Recorded at The Saltmine, Mesa, Arizonia.
To say that Sepultura fans were saddened by the departure of Max Cavalera would be a gross understatement. Max's loyal following skeptically received Soulfly's debut while remaining Sepultura members forged ahead with a replacement vocalist. With PRIMITIVE, it's apparent that Cavalera's "new tribe" isn't a rebound side project.
Max and company continue the brutal groovecore assault and stretch even further into experimental realms. The reggae-soaked breakdown in "Bring It" and bittersweet vocal harmonies in "Son Song" (featuring Sean Lennon) are surprises you'd be hard pressed to find on a Sepultura album. Fitting guest vocalists including Slipknot's Corey/#8 and Slayer's Tom Araya, who bring challenging contrasts to PRIMITIVE.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (9/28/00, pp.53-4) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Old-school...Primitive is deeper...in the sound of [ex-Sepultura frontman] Max Cavalera's lived-in growl, the churning effect of a 4-string guitar and his concerns..."
Q (11/00, pp.114-6) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...While [their] percussive, ethnic grooves certainlymake an impact, it's only when Cavalera allows his formula to be altered by others that sparks truly fly..."
Alternative Press (11/00, p.128) - 3 out of 5 - "...With pre-millennial speed metal rubbing elbows with hip-hop, excursions into ambient instrumentals and acerbic soul, and a host of guests...PRIMITIVE is certainly a record [with] breadth..."
CMJ (8/28/00, p.32) - "...More relaxed than their debut, the low-end slaughterhouse riffs are still embellished with Cavalera's beloved tribal percussion....[It] locks its teeth into the jugular..."
Melody Maker (10/10/00, p.50) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The metal album of the year so far....An incendiary blend of nu-metal, reggae and Brazilain rhythms..."
NME (Magazine) (11/4/00, p.46) - 7 out of 10 - "...Draws on Max's political rage at colonial history and crimes of the conquistadors....the heavy metal Bob Marley..."
- Back To The Primitive
- Bring It
- Son Song
- Prophet, The
- Soulfly II
- In Memory Of...
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