Coming together in late 2006 after drummer Iggor Cavalera’s
exit from Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy is a powerhouse outfit led by him and
his brother Max that has produced four spectacular albums of tribal
groove/speed/death metal. Their debut, Inflikted,
dropped in 2008, named after what the band originally wanted to call themselves.
Featuring Gojira frontman Joe Duplantier on bass and Soulfly
shredder Marc Rizzo on lead guitar, the album soon became hailed as the best
Sepultura album that Sepultura never made. It possessed the same tribal drums
and incessant pace as such masterpieces as Arise
and Chaos A.D., setting the precedent
for Cavalera Conspiracy’s subsequent three albums.
The collective’s latest record, Psychosis, hit shelves in November 2017 to similar acclaim, taking
the mantle of their best record to date in the process. The disc was a
ceaseless slice of thrashing death metal, bolstered by the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it
insanity of singles “Insane” and “Spectral War”.
Fantastically, the brothers Cavalera have recaptured their
former glories as the driving force behind Sepultura, resulting in a slew of ‘90s
thrash callbacks in their stunning oeuvre.