Max Cavalera made quite a few records between burial, soulflyand Cavalera Plot. In an interview with Blabbermouth, Cavalera appointed burialThe 1989 classic Beneath The Remains and Soulfly’s 1998 debut album are the two most difficult albums he’s ever had to make.
“Pretty much. You hit the nail on the head. It was such a weird place. In fact, I’ve always said the two hardest records I’ve done were Under the remains and Soulfly I. Musically, they are totally different, millions of miles apart. But, in spirit, they’re very similar because you’re in this whatever happens, happens, like hopeless, fearless situation, but there was a lot of pressure to be good everywhere. Like, ‘It must be good.’
“I think both records were extremely stressful to make. Very enjoyable after they were made. Very painful to make, very hard to make, but very cool to appreciate what happened to those two records. Definitely , Soulfly I had all this pressure. The validation of when fans heard it, “Max is back!” Then they heard ‘Eye For An Eye’ for the first time and a lot of fans said, ‘The man is back.’ Yes!’ Everything was there. It was a cool moment. I think the record was in a different time and age. It went gold in America before Roots. It’s an incredible thing that this record has gone gold. Now, Roots it’s gold, but Soulfly I was first.”
Cavalera went on to say that the former Senior Vice President A&R of Roadrunner Records Mount Conner really liked the first one soulfly save more than Roots. He later added that soulfly and burial were obviously stylistically different and that he really enjoyed the stark differences between the two.
“I like the idea that soulfly was different from burial. The way he was trained was different; we had different elements, almost like a completely different spirit. It was a bit more positive, in a way, spiritual. Fans connected with that. Those who did not always have the old burial stuff to listen to. I like that kind of stuff too. It’s all part of it, but I’m very proud of Soulfly I. It was very difficult to do, but I love this record.”
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