For most albums, you can write a shorthand review: needed more time in the oven. That is, they have the right elements, but in the wrong order, and the transitions do not make enough sense to be powerful, which results in a chaotic feeling with moments of “wow, this is pretty good.”
Edder & Bile shows us many of the aspects of classic Cadaver that made this band a perpetual favorite for those who like musical but not soyfruity “progressive” adornments; how many more unnecessary triplets and fills do we need? These are buried in what sounds like a band looking cynically at the audience and thinking, “yeah, all they need is a good beat and some bounce, add a bit of grind.”
Great death metal riffs hide in here, but the focus went too much into riff, and not enough into song, so each one of them runs into a modern metal or Incantoclone passage to round it out. This makes for a chaotic listen punctuated by moments of memorable riffs that will undoubtedly form the basis for a forthcoming demo by some other band.
Tags: cadaver, death metal
5 thoughts on “Cadaver – Edder & Bile (2020)”
The drums are too loud.
Death metal is dumb cuz of rap rock and women without a racial component to music it turns into wiggercore and female empowerment fuck korn and abnormalitiy that ruined all metal right there
Brett, have you completed your best of list? Why did you delete my comment with the announcement of the Poizon of god reissue? I wanted to give some fellow hessians a heads up, as quite a few missed it 10 years ago
Enough with the wiggercore, review the new SEWER Uruktena
I really really miss Carl Michael Eide’s drumming. He was one of the most savage drummers ever.
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