Kadavar

Berlin (Nuclear Blast)

Metallurgy

Kadavar isn't out to innovate. Hailing from the titular city of its third LP, the German power trio still plows early-Seventies proto metal, but they're evolving nonetheless. Steadily improving its craft, especially the songwriting, the Berliners unleash cleaner melodies, sharper arrangements, and the kind of chemistry forged from a million miles of roadwork. Confident, crunchy, and catchy as hell, "Last Living Dinosaur," "Lord of the Sky," and "See the World With Your Own Eyes" rock righteously, passing retro on their way to timeless.

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