By now, fans are understandably stoked for the debut album by Go Ahead and Die, the new band from Soulfly’s Max Cavalera, his son Igor Amadeus Cavalera, and Khemmis drummer Zach Coleman. The three-piece garnered solid acclaim after the release of their blistering first single “Truckload Full of Bodies”. Now, Go Ahead and Die have dropped a second single, “Toxic Freedom,” and damn if it doesn’t bring a new — and interesting — angle to the project.
“Toxic Freedom” definitely has plenty of the hard-hitting death metal-oriented vibe that “Truckload Full of Bodies” offered fans. At the same time, the majority of the song takes a solidly mid-paced approach, reminding listeners of the mutated groove-thrash that Max wrote for Sepultura’s infamous Chaos A.D. Rather than just charge full speed ahead, the guys in the band are taking their time, using those empty spaces to inject doses of hardcore and speed metal into the mix. Which, as you can imagine, means it rules.
Check out “Toxic Freedom” below:
Go Ahead and Die’s self-titled debut comes out June 11th via Nuclear Blast, and is available for preorder.
“One of a kind father/son collaboration bringing the old school with a new attitude!” said Max of the band upon the release of their first single. “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!” added 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!”
Keep your eyes peeled for more Go Ahead and Die in the near future.
Words by Chris Krovatin