My Record Collection - June 21, 2021

My Record Collection by Go Ahead And Die's Igor Amadeus Cavalera
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My Record Collection by Go Ahead And Die's Igor Amadeus Cavalera

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of metal rising star Igor Amadeus Cavalera, now part of Go Ahead And Die, a new outfit with his father, metal legend Max Cavalera, and drummer Zach Coleman, let's see what he chooses...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"Iron Maiden's self-titled record. I think I saved my lunch money from school for a couple of weeks to go to the record store and buy this album. I may have picked it just because of the album cover. It was a good choice though because it enticed me to get into heavier stuff."

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"Celtic Frost's Morbid Tales. It was the album that introduced me to more extreme types of metal, its fully to blame for my love of punk, death and doom metal, and also my interest in playing guitar.”

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"Neurosis' Through Silver In Blood. This was the first album I heard from California post-metallers Neurosis and it changed my perspective on music forever. I’ve listened to it about once a week since I was 14."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"This is Kyuss' Welcome To Sky Valley. This album is great for getting outside in a good mood. Heavy, fuzzy, groovy; the album itself is reminiscent of a warm desert. It takes me to an oasis if I’m ever feeling down."

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"Fudge Tunnel's Hate Songs In E Minor. The name should say it all but this is the best band when dealing with negativity. Despairing tunes perfectly fitting for a bad mood."

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"Today Is The Day's Willpower. A great noise-rock sludge album from the ’90s. Years ahead of its time and rife with killer riffs. It inspired many sludge, stoner and noise bands and does not get enough attention."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath. This might come off as cliché but that cover will stand in history as one of the eeriest, grimmest photos of all time. It still inspires metal album covers to this day."

 

 

The record with my favourite title is…

"Godflesh's Streetcleaner. Asking this question raises hundreds of albums to mind, but Streetcleaner is such a raw, original sounding name that it comes to the forefront instantly. Completely fitting to the “incrustrial” vibes of the album. One of my personal favourites to listen to."

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"System Of A Down's Toxicity. I am in no way here to talk smack. These guys are all great musicians, definitely more successful than me in a commercial sense, but I’ve just really never understood why so many people like this album."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Raw Power's Screams From The Gutter. An awesome old-school Italian hardcore band recommended to me by my friend and bandmate Johnny Valles. I surprisingly found this LP at a flea market in Florida. Some retiree must have been into punk a few decades ago."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2021 is…

"Yautja – The Lurch. These guys are incredibly talented at what they do, fusing multiple types of extreme music into one insane style. When I first heard this band, I was completely blown away and hope they continue to make music.” 

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath. At the risk of sounding like a total dork, I will mention this album twice. It paved the way for heavy metal in more ways than one can list. Without this album, so many others wouldn’t exist. We all owe it to them.”

 

Go Ahead and Die's self-titled debut album is out now in hmv stores and available here in hmv's online store. 

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