Soulfly, Incite - Toulouse, France, 18.02.09
|Event:||Soulfly: European Tour|
Soulfly, Incite - Toulouse, France, 18.02.09 by FreakyMarge (48)
Soulfy, Incite - Toulouse, France, 18.02.09 by Jeff (19)
Toulouse is a really active Metal place nowadays. Every week you can see a new Metal concert and of course that's just great for the Metalheads of the city. After Progressive with Marillion, Death Metal with Kronos, we had the chance to see Max Cavalera and his mates of Soulfly at the excellent Bikini. It seemed that a lot of people wanted to see the band since that more than 1000 metalheads were at the venue this night.
Before Soulfly, this is Incite (the band of Richie Cavalera) which opened the evening. I was not really convinced by the music of the combo which was brutal and aggressive on a side but also really messy and finally repetitive. The problem here is that I didn't see any real differences between the songs and it was quickly boring for me in the end. On the other hand the band was really good on stage, with a great performance. If their music was not perfect, the band was at least honest and gave everything to the audience. All in all even if the music was not perfect we had true musicians on stage and that's great. With time and experience, Incite will probably become better, let's wait a bit then.
After a little break, Soulfly finally came on stage. Max Cavalera was happy to be there definitely and smiled a lot during the show. The band played during one hour and twenty minutes (it was a bit short…) but played songs from its whole discography (from "Back To The Primitive" to songs of the new album). As you can guess, we also listened to some songs of Sepultura discography, "Roots Bloody Roots" and "Refuse Resist" with also a song of Cavalera Conspiracy "Sanctuary". I liked the show because Max and the guys were really active on stage and their powerful music entertained a lot of people but on the other hand it was also a bit boring for me. Don't misunderstand me, I'm sure that the show was great for the fans but I don't know why, Soulfly music is not so attractive for me now and I clearly enjoyed more the Cavalera Conspiracy tour last year…
Despite this little problem the show had some surprises like a cool Brazilian moment with Samba percussions (Max even invited a young slamer to play percussions with him). Marc played a really good "Hispanic" guitar solo and the drummer organized a little "shout it louder!" contest between the fans in the pit. Everything was friendly as hell and the encore with the furious "Refuse Resist" was extremely cool…
Soulfly show was not the most amazing one that I saw lately (for a simple matter of musical taste) but I saw a really honest band which was happy to be there. People can criticize Max Cavalera, they're just wrong because this guy likes what he does and I saw a real honest musician on stage. Soulfly will be back after spring for some festivals, I'm quite sure that outdoor it will be better for me but if you like the band, be sure that you'll see a strong show.
Thx to Charlotte and Roadrunner France for the accreditation
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