Blunt Force Trauma (album)

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Blunt Force Trauma
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Studio album by Cavalera Conspiracy
Released March 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
Recorded January–May 2010 at The Liar, Los Angeles, California
Genre Groove metal, thrash metal, death metal
Length 34:05
Label Roadrunner
Producer Max Cavalera, Logan Mader
Cavalera Conspiracy chronology
Blunt Force Trauma
Singles from Blunt Force Trauma
  1. "Killing Inside"
    Released: February 20, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Thrash Hits 3.5/6[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 3.0/5[3] 7/10 stars[4]

Blunt Force Trauma is the second studio album by American groove metal band Cavalera Conspiracy. The album was released on March 29, 2011 through Roadrunner Records.[5]

Album information[edit]

Max Cavalera has this to say about the second Cavalera Conspiracy album on

"Yeah, (we) just got done (in May), so I just got back from the studio. It's finished. We recorded 15 songs, 13 being originals for the album, and then we did a Black Sabbath cover, 'Electric Funeral', that's gonna come out on a Metal Hammer compilation in Europe. And we did a Black Flag cover, a song called 'Six Pack'. We also had a collaboration with Roger (Miret) from Agnostic Front — he sings on a song called 'Lynch Mob' that we did together in the studio in L.A.; he flew to L.A. to do this collaboration. I was really proud because, to me, Roger is like the godfather of New York hardcore; Agnostic Front is one of the pioneer bands of the whole New York hardcore scene, so it was like recording with a legend of hardcore. The Cavalera album is really intense; that's all I can say about it. It makes the first album sound like pop music."[6]

Regarding the songwriting and recording process for the new Cavalera Conspiracy album, Max said,

"I wrote a lot of the stuff and I sent it to Brazil to (Igor) in the form of a CD — like four tracks of the riffs — so that he would be familiarized with the songs by the time I got to the studio. And then I brought another CD with me, which was, like, newer songs I had just got done (writing) for the album. And everything else we did in the studio together — me and him there on the spot. I told him the idea of making a very intense album with some songs being only a minute and a half, so it's a cross (between) Minor Threat and Slayer and Cavalera Conspiracy. So the idea was really cool — Igor really liked that — and from that point on, the album just grew and song after song, every day a new song came in. And I'm really happy with it. I think people are gonna be blown away when they hear it. I think it's a pretty cool album."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Max Cavalera, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Warlord" 3:05
2. "Torture" 1:51
3. "Lynch Mob" (Featuring Roger Miret of Agnostic Front) (Cavalera, Miret) 2:31
4. "Killing Inside" 3:28
5. "Thrasher" 2:49
6. "I Speak Hate" 3:10
7. "Target" 2:36
8. "Genghis Khan" 4:23
9. "Burn Waco" 2:52
10. "Rasputin" 3:22
11. "Blunt Force Trauma" 3:58
Total length: 34:05


Cavalera Conspiracy

Additional personnel

DVD Credits

  • Max Cavalera - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Marc Rizzo - lead guitar
  • Johny Chow - bass
  • Igor Cavalera - drums
  • Richie Cavalera - guest vocals on "Black Ark"
  • Igor Cavalera, Jr. - guest drums on "Troops of Doom"
  • Joe Duplantier - bass in "Sanctuary" music video


Peak chart positions Sales
99 99 35 45 46 59 31 74 92 123
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Thrash Hits review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  4. ^ review
  5. ^ "Cavalera Conspiracy: 'Blunt Force Trauma' Artwork Unveiled". Roadrunner. January 7, 2011. Archived from the original on January 12, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b BLABBERMOUTH.NET – CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed – Nov. 16, 2010 Archived November 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Cavalera Conspiracy – Blunt Force Trauma (Ltd Ed LP/CD/DVD Bundle) Archived March 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: 'Blunt Force Trauma' CD/DVD Edition Detailed - Jan. 31, 2011[permanent dead link]
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