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Review: Kadavar - Kadavar
Kadavar
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Kadavar

Label: Punishment 18 Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 37:38
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 5, 2009
Reviewed by: Lars Christiansen
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I just knew I'd have to check this band out upon seeing the Dan Seagrave-esque cover art (I'm pretty much a sucker for anything Seagrave, Marschall, Verwimp or Repka-like). Italian's Kadavar look pretty damn young from their band pictures, so it's refreshing to hear some decent Death Metal as opposed to any of the sub-core trash that's being passed off as Death Metal these days.

To sum these guys up, imagine Necroticism-era Carcass, with a few touches of the modern styled US Death Metal pedaled by the likes of Blood Red Throne. Add in a few tasteful splashes of Nocturnus-styled keyboards and then dust with the fantastically clear (and again, mid-period Carcass inspired) melody-laden solo work. Upon listening to the album throughout, you'll be pleasantly reminded of some of your favorite Death Metal albums, so yes, there's a lot of unashamed hero worship abound. But, I'm OK with new bands who ape the classics, so long as it's done well and isn't a total clone. Luckily, Kadavar do what they do extremely well with their own edge and outlook.

Given a chance for the riffs and battery to seep into my psyche, I definitely got a lot of out this album – I mean, it's packed with great riffs and that for me is the most important thing. I'd say Kadavar are well worth checking, but only fans of ‘proper' Death Metal need apply.


Track Listing:
  1. From Flesh to Sorrow
  2. Return to Ashes
  3. Behind the Storm
  4. Global Collapse
  5. Towards the Abyss
  6. Morbid Sense of Weakness
  7. Lust of Mortal Decay
  8. Ghost of Revelation
  9. Mirror of Lies
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