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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, November 11, 2014
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some blistering, trippy lead guitar riffs. Recalls bands like Graveyard, Cream, Leaf Hound,
Buffalo, Mount Carmel. Excellent bluesy acid-head retro hard rock nirvana.
Other reviewers have made the Witchcraft/Graveyard comparison, which isn't at all unfair, but trust me: after listening to this album, you're not going to be saying to yourself, "Meh. These guys remind me of Graveyard... I think I'll listen to their 'Lights Out' album"; you'll be listening to this album again, and eagerly awaiting their next release. Seriously: if I owned this on vinyl, I'd have already worn out the grooves, I've played it so much. There's not a single second of filler on this album. Highly recommended.
Kadavar's sound is mostly old school Sabbath worship, but it also brings to mind a lot of those heavy psychedelic bands like Blue Cheer, High Tide, Flower Travelin' Band and the like. It's heavy, fuzzy and has a great groove and a nice sense of melody. There are only six songs here, so it's not quite as satisfying as a full-length album, but the flip side is that these six songs are all really good, so you're not getting any filler.
Obviously the whole retro/stoner scene is getting pretty crowded these days, and not all of these new albums are worth picking up. Kadavar, though, is worth every penny. If you're into bands like Graveyard and Witchcraft, or just dig that old Black Sabbath sound, this EP is well worth picking up. They've got a full-length coming later this year, which should be killer as well. Stay heavy!
Many of the other reviewers mention the bands they are reminded of. I'm not sure if that helps or not--I guess it depends on whether you are familiar with the comparison band. Agnes Strange, Lord Sutch and Friends, Wicked Lady, and a real obscure gem named Second Life came to my mind as I listened to these guys. Atomic Rooster also came to mind.
Yes, Black Sabbath also emerges as a point of reference--but that comparison is made so often on these darker stoner albums that it is almost meaningless. I shamefully fall prey to buying many albums that are compared to Black Sabbath. I do like most of them--but this is arguably even better than all but the best Black Sabbath albums. You will not be disappointed.
I bought the other Kadavar album--Abra Kadavar-- as well. It is totally worth having, but if you are going to buy just one to start I would suggest getting this one.
I'd love to see these guys in concert, I hope they will tour in California sometime soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a debut album? The creativity and sound makes this album sound like they are veterans in the song writing business. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CTripodi
Man I thought good ole heavy metal was gone, boy was I WRONG! These guys really touch my heavy metal soul. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Penn2010
I just recently started listening to Kadavar and they are amazing. They sound straight out of the 70's. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matt
This band sounds like weed. Literally...if marijuana could make a noise it would sound like this. Best with headphones and a bong...Published 21 months ago by James Lewis
balanced, varied, full, rich, rhythmic, engaging, compelling, competent, smooth, accomplished, imaginative, creative, solid, original, exciting, powerful, driving, atmospheric,... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Youngblood