Cavalera Conspiracy – Blunt Force Trauma (Roadrunner / Warner Music Canada)

As the former driving force behind legendary heavy metal juggernaut Sepultura, the Brothers Cavalera (guitarist-vocalist Max and his brother Igor on drums) leave the past behind and move forward with Blunt Force Trauma, Cavalera Conspiracy’s second release. The Cavaleras, along with guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johnny Chow spew out 11 devastating tracks that honour their past while ably moving their sound forward. Highlights worth checking out include Killing Inside, the pulverizing beats of Thrasher and Warlord as well as Rasputin. Any concerns about the continued relevancy of the Cavaleras should be laid to rest after treating your ears to their new record.