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Review: Cadaver - Discipline

Label: Earache Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: ?
Tracks: 11
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: July 9, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating

Rated 3.93/5 (78.52%) (27 Votes)

Here we have Cadaver Inc.'s debut album "Discipline". This is a band that is causing quite a stir in Europe but not necessarily for the their musical prowess…more on that later. It is actually a shame that the band isn't being talked about strictly for their music because overall it is pretty damn good.

Some of you may remember a band from the early 90's named Cadaver. Well Cadaver Inc. is the brainchild of the former guitarist for them, Anders Odden. Although he has now changed his name to Neddo the music remains as destructive as before. Cadaver Inc. play very aggressive black metal and they do it extremely well, which is not surprising considering the other members of the band. They consist of Czral (Ex-Dimmu Borgir) on drums, Apollyon (Aura Noir, Dodheimsgard) on vocals and L.J. Balvaz on bass rounding things out. There are also guest appearances on this album from Fenriz (Darkthrone) and Faust (Ex-Emperor).

The uproar that I eluded to earlier have even gotten the band some airtime on MTV….no, Headbangers Ball is not back on the air this was strictly as a news story unfortunately. It seems the bands website is a little on the original to say the least. It looks just like a advertisement for a murder clean-up service offering everything you would ever need to help cover up a murder. So how did this cause an uproar you may ask? Well it seems the address for the company is actually the address for the Norwegian Parliament building…LOL. This has caused the band to be investigated by local authorities as well as gaining them national media coverage. This is probably the best job of self-promotion I have ever heard of.

So is the album worthy of the hype they have started? I would have to say yes it is. This album is just filled with blasting black metal with excellent work on the drums as the highlight for me. I am normally not a fan of the ultra fast drum technique but for some reason this really grew on me. I am not saying the whole album is filled with blast beats but quite a bit of it is. I would have liked to see a little more variation in the songs since at times you seem to loose track of what song is playing, then again maybe I just need to listen to it more. The guitar work is also quite good with blazing fast rhythm's that are very intense.

Overall I have preferred a little more variety and melody but I can't deny that this is a very well played album. Any fan of the more extreme side of black or death metal will love this album and I would definitely recommend it to them. If however you prefer power metal or the more symphonic style of black metal you may want to look elsewhere.

Track by Track

Die Like This-8
Point Zero-7.5
Reptile Robots-8
Snapper Organs-7.5

Additional Information

Album released during the short period where the band was named Cadaver Inc.

Other related information on the site
Review: Edder & Bile (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Interview with vocalist and guitarist Anders Odden on March 26, 2020 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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