SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has told U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine that the band's forthcoming seventh studio album, "Omen", will be its "most violent" yet.
Speaking to Rock Sound, Cavalera explained that musically the sound "fits the aggression" of the lyrics, which focus on subjects like serial killers!
"The really heavy riffs fit with the heavy lyrics and they go hand in hand together," he said. "On the track 'Jeffrey Dahmer', I was attracted to writing about a serial killer because it was different for SOULFLY. It's something I never touched on before so there was a bit of excitement to do something for the first time."
The frontman also provided some insight into the new album artwork.
"When I spoke with the artist, the concept was the idea of the seven deadly sins because [this is] the seventh album," he said. "He thought about it and said, 'Okay, I will make every gas masked figure [on the album cover] hold a different deadly sin.' I thought it was cool and original, a totally different approach."
The "Omen" track "Soulfly VII" at the end of the record continues the SOULFLY tradition of having a self-titled song on each of the band's full-length releases.
"'Soulfly VII' is really about the other side of SOULFLY, the spiritual side, the mellow side and the clean side," Cavalera explained. There's no distortion and it's mellow driving music. Mountains and oceans. That's what comes to mind when I listen to those songs. I think it sounds like the THE POLICE, which is cool."