The new Soulfly song, "Dead Behind The Eyes," sounds to me like the band said "let's do our best Lamb of God impression."
It's as if the Lamb of God "formula" (for lack of a better term) was put through the Soulfly ringer.
And then the band got Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe to guest on the track, and the result is a killer heavy metal tune:
Soulfly's new album, Ritual, is out October 19th on Nuclear Blast.
Max Cavalera recently discussed Blythe's involvement Sweden's RockSverige:
"It was really cool. [Randy is] really tight with [producer] Josh [Wilbur] and Josh has done all the Lamb Of God stuff, and he was working on the Burn The Priest record, so I just told Josh to give him the tracks and, 'Show them to him, and if there's anything he likes, if he wants to sing on it, it's all cool.' I didn't have a song for him, so he showed him everything and what Josh told me was that they were listening to it, and the minute that song came on, it was nicknamed 'Bruiser Brothers', and the minute he heard it, it was, like, 'That's it! This is the one! I don't wanna hear anything else.' I had already written the lyrics, so I sent him all my lyrics and it was just good to have the Randy voice on it. He's got a real distinctive voice, really unique and that's what I like about guys like him. It's very original and you know it's him."