|Review: Cauldron Black Ram - Slaver|
Label: 20 Buck Spin
Year released: 2020
Review online: August 19, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (8 Votes)
Cauldron Black Ram is a band I've heard here and there over the years but never gave the attention they deserved. Slaver is pretty straightforward blackened death metal with some thrash thrown in, but it's effective. There's a lot of slow, heavy, crushing stuff here that could be the theme to a march toward death, especially with the dark, hellish vocals that double the evil effect of this stuff. These guys never play pedal to the metal, rather opting for a mostly slow to mid-paced delivery of their slab of raw hatred. Some bits are kind of catchy, "His Appearance" with its marching beat. I really like how these guys have kept things basic and old school, free of gimmicks and came up with something with a crushing, evil atmosphere that draws the listener in. Time to revisit the back catalogue!
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