- Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
- Verlag: Outline Press Ltd (2. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 190827963X
- ISBN-13: 978-1908279637
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,5 x 21,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 65.373 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and Beyond: The Autobiography (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. Mai 2014
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Max Cavalera has been a professional musician since 1984 and has toured the world many times. He was a founder member of the award-winning Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura before forming Soulfly, an immensely successful group who continue to play headline slots at the world's largest festivals and released their ninth studio album, Savages, in 2013. He also plays in Cavalera Conspiracy, the band he formed with his brother Iggor in 2006.
Joel McIver is the bestselling author of "Justice for All: The Truth About Metallica" which has been translated into 9 languages. He has written for Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, and he is the occasional guest on BBC. He is currently the editor of Bass Guitar magazine. Classic Rock magazine has called him "by some distance Britain's most prolific hard rock/metal author." He wrote the official biography of the world's biggest death metal band, Cannibal Corpse and co-wrote Megadeath's bio from bass player David Ellefson.
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Max Cavalera achtet auch in diesem Buch darauf, sein Image als harter und trotzdem nachdenklicher Typ zu kultivieren. Das Buch liest sich wie seine Alben sich hören - heavy, laut und extrem. Es werden aber über die eigentliche Musikerkarriere auch viele Einblicke in die private Welt von Max gewährt - viele weltanschauliche Einsprengsel und Lebensweisheiten machen das Buch zu einem deutlich interessanteren Werk als viele andere typische Musikerbiographien.
Die Lektüre ist sehr kurzweilig und am Ende des Buches hatte zumindest ich das Gefühl, es könnte noch ewig so weitergehen. Wer die Entwicklung des härteren Metal seit den Achzigern erlebt hat oder sich für diese Ära bis in die heutige Zeit interessiert, der wird an dem Buch viel Freude haben. Fans der Bands von Max werden sowieso schwerlich an diesem Werk vorbeikommen.
Ähnlich wie die Autobiographie von Lemmy hat mich dieses Buch von A - Z begeistert. Es wird auf jeden Fall in angemessener Zeit wiederholt gelesen werden.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Sollte jeder Max, Sepultura und Soulfly fan lesen aber auch alle anderem Metalheads!
There is no Sepultura without Max Cavalera!!!
Eine absolute Pflichtlektüre für alle Fans von Sepultura und Soulfly.
Keep the tribe alive.........
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Now you have to remember, this is Max Cavalera's autobiography, NOT a history of Sepultura. If you want closure regarding the break-up, you're not going to get it. Max obviously speaks about it from his perspective, and only talks about how HE felt about the situation and that's it. You're not going to get details (financial, artistic, etc) in regards to what happened to Sepultura's back catalog, who gets royalties, etc. Not much discussed business-wise. Obviously Max is not a businessman, that's why he has Gloria.
I did enjoy the book, even though it was a lot tamer compared to other autobiographies within the same vein (Rex Brown, Al Jourgensen). It often reads like you already know most of the details to certain stories already, and leaves out important info that I only know `cause I've been a fan for 20+ years. He never mentions how old Gloria is, and I get the impression she's old enough to be Max's mother. Also, very little detail into his stepson, Dana's "murder". In fact, with the details provided in this book, I'd call his "murder" an accident. And Max never goes into what instruments his sons play & how he got them involved in music. The only reason you know his son, Zyon plays drums is because Max goes over the album `Savages' in the book. If you don't know what instrument his son, Igor plays, you still won't after this book. Max is a very private person, and unfortunately, that doesn't always translate to a good autobiography.
The lack of details may bother some people. I read online that Max just verbally told his stories to writer Joel McIver (I read his `Slayer' book & was not impressed), and Joel just wrote it down. Unfortunately, it sometimes reads like it. The lack of detail in some stories is just the way some people tell stories verbally; they leave out major details when spoken and not written. That was a little disappointing. And based on personal experience, Max absolutely contradicts himself in the book, in regards to signing autographs and getting pictures with fans. What bothered me the most though, was that the book was plagued with typos, misspellings and numerous grammatical errors; at times I had to re-read sentences several times just to be sure I was understanding it correctly. And this isn't the way Max speaks, he speaks English very well. Lazy editing.
Despite the numerous flaws within this book, being a Cavalera fan, I did enjoy it. But I'd only recommend this book to Max Cavalera and Sepultura fans, I don't feel a non-fan would enjoy it very much.
The story reads like a droning interview from Guitar World and he will have interviews from people that are obviously going to be biased towards Max as he did not get any interviews from Andreas or Paolo let alone how he hooked up with his now wife Gloria. Additionally, it's always interesting for a band to go into the financials, art work evolution, details of his road to recovery and random stories from his life. He did not get into any of those details and was kind of all over the place as the book read like e was using a text to speech app.
Honestly, I think Joel McIver twiddled his thumbs. More importantly, he glossed over the Sepultura break up - does he still get money from the usage of the band? What happened with the label details? Thoughts on their music without him? The details he provides are details you can find in Wikipedia. Very disappointed and this was almost as bad as the current half assed attempt for those other guys to still call themselves Sepultura but I won't go that far because the fact that they are still around is depressing.
First of all, I really can't imagine how battling alcohol and painkiller addiction for 20+ yrs didn't involve more dramatic events than stealing a bottle of booze from local store or breaking into friend's house.. OK, there was this thing with grandson's baptism, but really - that was it for 20 years?? He wants me to believe the it didn't influence his band in any kind? His family was oblivious of all that crap in his life until the last moment? Seriously doubting that.. All these changes in Soulfly's lineup were obviously not his fault, always the other guys'... Hope his own son can make it longer than previous guys.
The guy who claims to be such a spiritual (religious perhaps?) person was not able to talk to his own brother for 10 yrs because of the other guy's wife? And he claims he doesn't know what Sepultura was doing ever since they split... I will probably be lynched for that, but for me Nation, Dante XXI or A-lex were musically and lyrically far more interesting than any Soulfly's album (hence I didn't buy any of Soulfly's album after the first one...). He says he's oblivious of that, of his own brother's 10 yearsof work... Wow.
To top it all, that praising choir of his own children and grandchildren - how lame is that?? What's the point of introducing other people in 'autobiography' if they only say how amazing father he is (and I am not saying that he isn't just saying that I don't see a point of introducing these opinions there). Very objective, top-notch journalism...
Max ends the 'book' with saying that he's always 'extreme', kinda 'all or nothing' guy - it shows in this book, unfortunately this creation of his is on the 'nothing' side in my opinion...
I don't exactly know what was the input of Joel McIver, but the book is written and edited like it was basically word-for-word transcript from a dictaphone. Some minor and major typos here and there, grammar errors and other crap ('my life revolved 360 degrees' - that's full circle, you end up where you were before... you were going for 180 degrees).
Very disappointing read, one thin which kinda saves that book is the part about childhood and early years - I think that may even be close to what really happened (although more input from Iggor and their Mother would probably be beneficial). Hence two stars, not one...
Recently I also read a truly amazing bio of another musical god of mine - Peter Steele of TON. I am pretty sure that this one is giving you more realistic view at metal artist life: the dream-come-true phase, the downfall, endless rehabs, battling demons in his head... Save yourself some money - buy a good book, better read about Peter Steele's life.