Released: 2004, Candlelight Records
For those of you who don’t know, Norway’s Cadaver has been in the extreme music scene for 16 years now. They were the first Norwegian band to release a Death Metal CD which came in the form of HALLUCINATING ANXIETY, a true classic. After that ...IN PAINS saw the light of day and it had a more experimental sound that even included classical instruments in the mix. Today that is the most normal thing, but in 1992 nobody was doing it, so you can imagine how exciting it was to hear the release.
The band disappeared and reformed in 1999 under the name of Cadaver Inc. They released DISCIPLINE, and even though the band had been away for some time, they returned to prove that they were still one of the strongest machines in the Extreme Metal scene. Last year we saw the band once again returning to their original name, Cadaver, after they had problems with the Norwegian police for having murder alibis in the cadaverinc.no website, where the band promoted themselves as a corpse clean up service. But aside from those stories, let's get straight to the music. This time the release is NECROSIS and it is a great farewell piece of destruction, cause unfortunately, the band decided to call it quits a few months ago.
Necrosis opens with the hateful "Necro as Fuck" (now, that is a great title!), and sets the standards for the rest of the record, an all-out Death/Black/Thrash attack. The next songs "Decomposed Metal Skin", "Evil is Done" and "Odium", stay in the same path. Then comes "Awakening" and let’s the listener breathe with its mid-tempo madness. I have to say this is one of my favorites for its slow and heavy groove that contains a real catchy chorus, if it could be called that way. The next song, "Goat Father", has an amazing full throttle Thrash rhythm in the middle section that will grab you by the balls until its gone. All the songs leave you with an urge to kill and with a crave for more blood.
Bjørn Boge was in charge of the production and the result is as raw and organic as it can get. I can’t imagine the bands music sounding another way. It was recorded at Sound Residence in Oslo, Norway and somehow reminded me of Satyricon´s THE SHADOWTHRONE. I guess you get the picture now.
If you are looking for a refined sound, stay away from NECROSIS, it doesn’t want to have you near. But if you want a fearsome Extreme Metal overdose, run as fast as you can to your record shop and grab this before someone else does and kills you with it. And keep in mind that the NECROSIS excitement comes form its nihilistic raw approach. Stay heavy!!!