Soulfly – Archangel: A Video Breakdown

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Sadly, there’s no cameo by Psylocke or Colossus.

By now, you pretty much know exactly what you’re going to get with Soulfly. Chugga chugga. Yell yell yell. The word “fuck”. Maybe a solo. That’s about it. It’s a simple formula that has, for better or worse, worked for the band for over a decade. There will always be fans of the patented “chugga chugga yell yell yell fuck.” It’s like the Pythagorean theorem of metal.

Soulfly released their tenth (!) studio album Archangel about a month ago. Though the album received mostly positive reviews, it only peaked at 130 on the Billboard charts. Do the Billboard charts matter anymore? Did they ever really matter for metal? I think Billboard just doesn’t appreciate the “chugga chugga yell yell fuck”. Let’s take a look at Soulfly’s new video for their title track to find out.

 

0:03: Yeah, that’s kind of what I would expect a Soulfly fan to look like.
0:07: No one is that excited to see Soulfly. Not even their own mothers.
0:16: I diid?
0:24: The next Goosebumps book should be called “The Stench From Max Cavalera’s Microphone”.
0:28: He’s got more wrist bands than a high school sophmore girl.
0:34: Zooooooom!
0:39: How many times do you think a bird has nested in Max’s hair?
0:47: See, kids love the chugga chuggas. Now we wait for the yell yell yells.
0:55: Come on now. Give us the yell yell yells.
1:01: Max is clearly overdressed for the occasion.
1:03: It must be hard to play a camouflage guitar. How do you even see it?
1:08: Yes! Give us all the yell yell yells!
1:14: Max is in serious need of some Beard Completer.
1:20: Seriously, his beard has more patches than his jacket.
1:28: Rizzo’s beard on the other hand is lush, full, and silky.
1:34: Sweaty Brofly.
1:41: This one goes out to the weedly deedly lovers out there.
1:43: So did they travel back to 1993 to get a new bassist?
1:50: Jumpdafuckup.
2:03: Gross gross gross gross gross gross
2:07: That’s not even close to synching up.
2:12: The brick wall behind them gives Max a nice “stand-up comedian” feel.
2:15: “What has eight legs and totally sucks?”
2:19: “Sepultura! Huehuehue jajajaja lololololol hahaha!”
2:24: I haven’t seen this many angry, bald, white dudes since they took down the Confederate flag in South Carolina.
2:37: Max closes his eyes because he’s really feeling it. Or it’s just his nappy time.
2:48: “The power of Max compels you! The power of Max compels you!”
3:00: This show is a chiropractor’s dream.
3:10: Ah, here’s our solo.
3:17: Now all we need is a few good “fucks” and we’re all set.
3:26: Out-of-focus moshing is the best moshing.
3:34: Now that’s a “heavy merol” face!
3:43: “I can’t go!” Incontinence is a serious problem. Please consult your physician.
3:48: Or just drink a lot of cranberry juice.
3:54: It’s not quite an invisible orange. Maybe an invisible apple?
4:00: Jeez, there’s still a minute and twenty seconds left.
4:06: “So what did one loser say to the other 3 losers?”
4:10: “It sure is great being in Sepultura!”
4:15: “Huehuehue jajajaja lololololol hahaha!”
4:19: Oh shit…
4:24: Here it comes…
4:30: He’s gunna say “fuck”…
4:37: Hey, I always wanted to know what “regret” looks like in human form.
4:39: I take it back. That is what I would expect a Soulfly fan to look like.
4:42: I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone with a tramp stamp on their chest.
4:52: “Thank you very much for jumpingdafuckup!”

Soulfly’s album Archangel is available now via Nuclear Blast Records.

  • Maik Beninton™

    You can’t go wrong with chugga chugga and yell yell, and a ‘fuck’ for the sake of it.

  • Tyree
  • Oh, man. Max looks like the old lady cat. The song had some moments, but it is diluted into a mess of sweaty used vests and jumpsdafuckup.

    Props to him for continue making his music, but sometimes I feel like he is just walking in circles and he doesn’t realize that he’s just rehashing that juvenile jumpydafuckup.

    Anyways… I lol’d thanks to 365; so, here’s a old lady cat as a gift:

    http://cdn2.rosannadavisonnutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/crazy-cat-lady-color.jpg

    • Vote for Jeb

      He ran out of ideas quite a while ago.

      • Tyree

        I remember a while back him talking about starting a grind band. Guess that fell off his radar.

        • Nailbomb?

          • Vote for Jeb

            I think the record in question was actually the most recent Cavalera Conspiracy album.

          • Tyree

            I think you are right. About the band and the fact that he is confused.

          • Well, pium!

            From what I heard, that record was huge in Brazil. Hope for a certain doctor deity to confirm 😉

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mjtsXaYRV8

          • Dagon

            You mean the Nailbomb album or the first CC album?

          • Nailbomb, bro.

          • Dagon

            Can’t really say, but I think it’s probably very popular.

        • Vote for Jeb

          He may have been confused about what grind is.

          If he does anything new, it should be Nailbomb.

          • He forgot how to merol 🙁

          • KJM

            I hope this never happens to me.

        • Yeah, he supposedly liked Wormrot a lot and the last Cavalera Conspiracy record was to be grind influenced. Just sounded like the usual from the songs I heard.

    • Max is slowly becoming Ozzy Version 2.0.

      • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

        With a genuinely crazy wife, though, versus the lich that is Sharon Osbourne.

  • sweetooth0

    I wish Max and Co could record something like Schizophrenia again. I don’t think they have it in em though.

    • Lacertilian

      FEAR Of THE FUTURE,
      SEPTIC SCHIZZOOOOO

      • sweetooth0

        perhaps a somewhat controversial opinion, but Schizophrenia is the best Sepultura.

        Bloody drops whipping the wall
        silent wall, that understood my SILENCE!

        • Lacertilian

          I wouldn’t question anyone who says it is their favourite.
          I spent months listening to it when I first heard it, although I think I prefer Beneath The Remains as the production value was a bit better. I think Andreas really found his stride there too.
          The Abyss is one of my favourite things to play on guitar (still sloppy) but damn, Inquisition Symphony is my #1 Sep song too. Fuck. Now even I’m questioning.

          • sweetooth0

            ha ha ha, nice! The productions definitely rough on Schizo, and it used to bother me a bit back when I first heard it, but for some reason it really grew on me and I now consider it perfect for the style. Especially like the drum sound on there. The rawness just adds to the ferocity.

          • Lacertilian

            Yeah man, if you listen to Igor’s drums on Morbid Visions they literally sound like he’s hitting different sized buckets. On Schizo it seemed someone bought him some better quality buckets, maybe hardened plastic or something.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Yay, my prize for winning the Shirt Stains contest got here!

  • Tyree
    • Scrimm

      Fuck I almost posted this yesterday. Pretty damn cool.

      • Tyree

        So fucking good. I honestly got chills in some of the moments.

        • Scrimm

          Yeah me too. A few laughs too.

          • Tyree

            Al Pacino meets Al Pacino. John Travolta meets John Travolta. Tom Cruise meets Tom Cruise.

    • KJM

      It ain’t white boy day, is it?

      • Tyree

        Haha! So many classics. Pinhead is a good addition.

  • The Anus That Ate Manhattan
  • Dagon

    Kille Be Killed wasn’t that bad but it rested on the laurels of other band members.

    • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

      True. And the album was front-heavy, all the best songs on the first half, the rest I can’t remember at all. Still, the first few songs were pretty good songs.

  • Max

    TEN albums?!? Ten, did you say?

    So I went on Wikipedia to verify that. You weren’t exaggerating. Are they all pretty standardized nu-metal?

    • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

      Pretty much. I think the album ‘Enslaved’ had some ok heavier jams, if I remember correctly. Otherwise MEH.

    • Lacertilian

      They did an album called Dark Ages around the mid-2000s which had a bit more of a thrashy/death vibe but I can’t say much for the last bunch. I can’t remember listening to a whole one since that time.

  • Óðinn
    • CyberneticOrganism

      I heard Lemmy on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast over the weekend, he sounds like death. Sucks to think about but we’ll probably be mourning his death before the year is out.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Don’t say that. Lemmy will live for a few more years! His memory can’t die!

      • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

        Sad to say, but God’s gonna be answering to Lemmy quite soon. Lem’s on the twilight mile.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          No he isn’t! He will never die!

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Think you might wanna listen to that podcast on Youtube (it’s at the halfway mark). He sounds like my grandmother (the one on my mom’s side of the family, not the one who recently passed) did about a month before she died from emphysema.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF59CSuDYOg

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m gonna go cry now. Goddamnit.

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Yep. Any day now, sadly……………….

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t want to think about it.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Think I’ll just keep on keeping on with ignoring everything post-Chaos A.D.
    https://youtu.be/fjhRi4uJ-5c

  • Lacertilian

    The mere mention of Psylocke made me remember an X-Men card I got as a kid.
    A 10 year-old lizard thought that shit was hawt.
    A 30 year-old lizard sees the patented @James_Jimmy_Mcnulty:disqus ‘longbuttz’
    still hawt tho, Archangel seems to agree.

    • Vote for Jeb

      I had a bunch of those ’95 Fleer Ultra cards. There were some weird designs.

    • Waynecro

      Ah, childhood: Buy the cards for the rare foil ones and awesome Wolverine, get special feelings from Psylocke instead.

  • Waynecro

    “It must be hard to play a camouflage guitar. How do you even see it?” This may be the best thing I’ve read all day.