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Genres: Rock, Metal
European exclusive limited digipak edition of 2002 album (their third) for alternative metal act featuring Max Cavalera of Sepultura. Includes four bonus tracks, 'I Will Refuse', 'Under The Sun', 'Eye For An Eye' & 'Pain' ... more »
European exclusive limited digipak edition of 2002 album (their third) for alternative metal act featuring Max Cavalera of Sepultura. Includes four bonus tracks, 'I Will Refuse', 'Under The Sun', 'Eye For An Eye' & 'Pain' (both live at Ozzfest 2000).
3 gets 2
Gunther Haagendazs | Up High in the Trees | 11/02/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The downward spiral of Soulfly is truly depressing. It isn't until Prophecy is released that Max and friends get back on the horse (even then there are problems). The songs here on 3 are mainly boring, tiresome, and filler. I absolutely can't stand it when a song goes 2 minutes, and then goes into a guy tapping on drums for a minute and a half only to go back to the heavy riff for a few seconds before coming to a close. Downstroy is honestly a good song, but it's ruined because of this. The experimentation that Soulfly presents on the album is evident, but it fails miserably. I have a deep respect for 9/11/01 as I am sure everyone else here does. And the song Call to Arms is my favorite one here, but it's only 1 minute and a half! And no lyrics are given for it, as well as One nation and Sangue De Barrio (those 2 are covers, its understandable). But the one thing that drops the A-bomb is Soulfly III, a terrible formulaic instrumental with corny sound effects. The closer instrumental Zumbi doesn't help either. The song Four elements, has lyrics obviously ripped from the Sepultura song Clenched Fist (which by the way, is better then anything here) and also features the dude tapping slowly on the drums. Tree of Pain just really ticks me off. Max, please, do not bring this stupid woman into any more of your songs. Oh wait, he did again on Prophecy, (or at least someone like her) with the song Wings, the worst Soulfly song to date! But let's go back to 3. Other songs just don't stand up, everything sounds re-used and tired. But it isn't to the point where it's a 1 star.
Also on the IMPORT, the 4 bonus tracks do help a little bit, but they don't make it worth paying 30 bucks for. The songs Pain and Eye for an Eye at Ozzfest can easily bring back an atmosphere from when Soulfly was good. The Black Sabbath song Under the Sun is interesting but pales in comparison, and you guessed it, instead of the solo at the end, they replace it with a dude tapping on drums. Seriously I would think that all this drum tapping would make the concerts really boring, wouldn't you? The other bonus song I Will Refuse (a Pailhead cover) goes along the same likes as Under the Sun. Soulfly is a good band in my opinion, but almost anything by Sepultura with Max, is godlike in comparison , and this record just flat out sux. Get it cheap or used. I hoped this helped.