We don't have so many living legends today, but Max Cavalera definitely is one of them. He's been my inspiration ever since I started to listen to metal music. Sepultura is the iconic metal band, and Soulfly is absolutely the same and I'm a big fan of both.

Everytime I'd hear "Roots Bloody Roots", "Back To The Primitive" or "Territory" my heart would start pounding. Max's music and lyrics are deeply spiritually connected with his Brazilian roots, and you can tell that from the very first tribal grooves. 

Soulfly has taken a big space in my heart, especially their first 5 albums ("Soulfly", "Primitive", "3", "Prophecy" and "Dark Ages"). I was one of the high school kids who'd always be around the cd store, ordering their newest releases and merchandise. I used to play their albums repeatedly in my room with lights out and closed eyes, to wander off in my thoughts, into the deepest parts of Amazon, seeking a spiritual peace. 

I'd often make a playlist of songs Soulfly I, II, III, IV and V, meditate to it for hours and enter some another realm of reality. This experience is something difficult to describe with words, but it made me feel and become different...

As a maggot I went nuts when "Jumpdafuckup" got released, as it's a duet of Max Cavalera and Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot. That era has been a fertile ground for exceptional, everlasting music. Especially in world of metal, where so many bands sprung up, and every single one had a personality, had some strong message to transcend. I'm glad to have grown up in such beautiful times...

I still follow up regularly on Cavalera's work. He's still enormous inspiration and motivation. I had a chance to attend Soulfly concert in Zagreb, and that feeling remains with me still today... I feel the prophecy.