CD Review Slave Cadaver Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity
23 Dec 2008 // A review by CEOMong
An epic album with amusing soundbytes scattered throughout for a bit of a laugh. Very horror/death metal, growly and thrashy at times, slower tempo and more melodic in other parts.
Surprising to me was how delicate the band is. Not very speedy, the whole feel of the album is kind of sit back, put your feet up, spark up and enjoy a wasted Sunday.
Awesome artwork, the zombie last supper should be on a t-shirt.
Track 1 Arseholes & Infamy rocks straight in with gax and double-bass goodness. Chock full of throaty vox. Delicate yet insistent riffs.
Track 2 2 Minutes of Hate slightly longer than advertised, another track packed with solid riffs and growls.
Track 3 Cancer a nice reality check to start to remind us all we are just ultimately plant food. More solid riffs, some cool gax effects and epic atmospheric vox.
Track 4 Chop Shop nice deep hook to start, tricky little riffs romping throughout. Nice balance of all instruments, vox included.
Track 5 Deathgore clamouring and excited to start, settles into the regular reliable riff heard throughout the album. Some sweet gax effects in there. Another epic soundbyte to finish insanity rules.
Track 6 The Beach Song speedy randomly, angry mostly, insane completely, like some sort of frat party jam session at 5 in the morning after the kegs long gone dry.
Whos got a knife?
About Slave Cadaver
Conceived in a concrete garage/pit of dispair in Wellington, New Zealand in early 2003 when Jared (drums) and Eli (vocals) started jamming some Carcass with Viv (guitar). Guy joined on bass shortly after and the band started rehearsing and gigging as a Carcass covers act.
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In March 2004 Dave Cadaver jumped on second guitar and Guy left to join Damned Age. The band started working on originals and continued gigging throughout the year playing "An Audience with the Devil" metal fest in Auckland in May enlisting Jason from Backyard Burial to fill in on bass.
Guy returned later in the year and the band recorded a 4 track demo EP "Seething Innards". Viv left in early 2005 and after a few months of inactivity continued as a 4-piece.