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Kadavar-Berlin-Review-2015

KADAVAR - BERLIN - ALBUM REVIEW

Nuclear Blast | Release Date: August 21 2015

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The psychedelic swirl and BOC stylings of ‘Lord of the Sky’ that opens Kadavar’s Berlin is either a sign of a work of genius to come or the sign of a band cashing in on the latest cool fad…


On one hand you can always say that nothing is new in Rock and Roll and that there has always been plagiarism, but these days whole movements are based on reinventing cool sounds from past decades and passing it off as the next ‘genre’ tag. Some might say the only thing that matters is how well you do it.


Whichever side you stand on its hard to deny that Kadavar do it so well: great songs, great guitar and bass sound, great vocals and damn fine songs with a Stoner/Psychedelic edge.


Check out the quite mad ‘Last Living Dinosaur’ or the swirling ‘Thousand Miles Away From Home’ and you’ll find yourself caught up in music from another time.


It doesn’t end there though, ‘Berlin’ is crammed full of so many great moments you can tell that the band spent their time on this one. Again recorded live in the studio with vintage equipment you feel if they could generate electricity through alchemy rather than plugging in they surely would.  Checkout the power of ‘Filthy Illusion’ or the mad twists of ‘The Old Man’ and you feel you’ve only dipped in to an album topped with the Nico cover ‘Reich Der Traume’.


This is heady stuff.

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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