10. Cavalera Conspiracy
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.