Kadavar are another in an increasingly long line of bands – such as Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Purson – who recently have been following in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors of the ilk of Electric Wizard and Spiritual Beggars in re-ploughing the retro furrow of late-60s psychedelica blues meets early-‘70s doom.
The Berlin trio’s sound is more firmly rooted in the former, evoking as it does the spirit of the Woodstock era, in both its basic approach and the effervescence of its attitude, although it also draws strong comparisons with early Blue Oyster Cult, especially in Lupus Lindemann’s hard-as-nails guitar sound on the likes of ‘Doomsday Machine’, and Pentagram.
The rhythm section of bassist Mammut and drummer Tiger is tight, with the former’s rolling riffs driving the songs forward with energy while the latter has an efficient, non-wasteful approach to his task. Lindemann’s guitar work is superb, heavy when it needs to be, easing off at other key moments, and with some terrific solos, while his washed-out vocal style fits perfectly.
This impressive sophomore album is a pleasing journey back in time and a must-listen for stoners, doomers and retro freaks.
- Come Back Life
- Doomsday Machine
- Eye Of The Storm
- Black Snake
- Liquid Dream
- Rhythm For Endless Minds
- Abra Kadabra
‘Abra Kadavar’ is out now via Nuclear Blast: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abra-Kadavar/dp/B00BIU4D68/nuclblas-21
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