While fans of Sepultura, Soulfly, and Nailbomb know just how brutal Max Cavalera can be, Go Ahead and Die is sure to introduce a new generation of fans to the extent of the Brazilian metal god’s extremity. Made up of Max, his son Igor Amadeus Cavalera, and Khemmis drummer Zach Coleman, the band play hard-hitting death metal in the style of Cannibal Corpse and Carcass. Case in point, Go Ahead and Die have just dropped a new single called “Truckload Full of Bodies,” and fuck, it does the title justice.
There’s certainly some Sep-era thrash influences present on “Truckload Full of Bodies,” both in its fast galloping sections and in the general attitude of the band. The topical nature of the lyrics also harkens back to the Chaos A.D. era of Sepultura’s history. At the same time, there’s something definitively more hardcore about the riffs and structures of the songs, making this project a starker and more ferocious beast than even old-school fans of Cavalera’s music are used to. Overall, it’s a promising track that proves this band is an excellent addition to the incredible catalogs of Max, Zach, and now Igor.
“One of a kind father/son collaboration bringing the old school with a new attitude!” says Max of the band. “Sick riffs and abrasive lyrics from Igor and brutal drumming from Zach Coleman inspired me! Extreme times call for extreme music!”
“I could not be more excited to be a part of G.A.A.D. and to have the album come out on Nuclear Blast!” says Coleman. “I feel like we were able to capture (extreme) aggression with the record. It’s a mix of old school (think ’89 era metal/punk) style and newer sounds that reflect what’s going on around us. Protest and Survive!”
Go Ahead and Die’s self-titled debut comes out June 11th via Nuclear Blast, and is available for preorder.
Words by Chris Krovatin