KADAVAR abra kadavar

$30.00

Very limited gatefold, orange/magenta vinyl! Berlin trio kadavar have worked quickly to become one of the most prominent acts in the european heavy underground. Their 2012 self-titled debut sounded so organic that even the mp3s had an analog hiss, and while they carried their songs across with an ultra-natural feel, it was the confidence in the material and the spontaneous feel of the performances that made kadavar’s kadavar such a watershed release. It was my pick for the year’s best debut; a lean but frighteningly cohesive 34-minute full-length that showed potential as much as it made an impact on its own. Touring and a split with aqua nebula oscillator followed later in 2012, and kadavar – vocalist/guitarist wolf lindemann, rivoli bassist mammut and drummer tiger – were picked up by nuclear blast to join the ranks of graveyard, orchid and witchcraft in the label’s growing stable of tube-amped heavy rockers. Thus it is that their second album, abra kadavar, arrives with no small measure of anticipation. Some immediate differences: the sophomore outing is three tracks and about eight minutes longer than the first one, clocking in at a still-vinyl-ready 41:16. The distinctive drum sound of tiger’s kit – the sort of fuzz that came off his snare with each tap – has abated, though the snare hits hardly sound punched in and an overall natural, live feel has been maintained between both the drums and mammut’s bass, which was a standout element of the first record and remains so on abra kadavar

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Very limited gatefold, orange/magenta vinyl! Berlin trio kadavar have worked quickly to become one of the most prominent acts in the european heavy underground. Their 2012 self-titled debut sounded so organic that even the mp3s had an analog hiss, and while they carried their songs across with an ultra-natural feel, it was the confidence in the material and the spontaneous feel of the performances that made kadavar’s kadavar such a watershed release. It was my pick for the year’s best debut; a lean but frighteningly cohesive 34-minute full-length that showed potential as much as it made an impact on its own. Touring and a split with aqua nebula oscillator followed later in 2012, and kadavar – vocalist/guitarist wolf lindemann, rivoli bassist mammut and drummer tiger – were picked up by nuclear blast to join the ranks of graveyard, orchid and witchcraft in the label’s growing stable of tube-amped heavy rockers. Thus it is that their second album, abra kadavar, arrives with no small measure of anticipation. Some immediate differences: the sophomore outing is three tracks and about eight minutes longer than the first one, clocking in at a still-vinyl-ready 41:16. The distinctive drum sound of tiger’s kit – the sort of fuzz that came off his snare with each tap – has abated, though the snare hits hardly sound punched in and an overall natural, live feel has been maintained between both the drums and mammut’s bass, which was a standout element of the first record and remains so on abra kadavar

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Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 34 × 34 × .8 cm

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