It's unbelievable how many mercilessly good retro bands are coming out of their shoes at the moment. Besides the San-Francisco boomers Orchid, Berlin's Kadavar, who only one year after their self-titled underground debut are already following up on the metal giant Nuclear Blast, are currently convincing. Just a glance at the stunning retrocover is enough to get a glimpse of the qualities of "Abra Kadavar". Cooler than the three hippie beards Mammut (bass), Lupus Lindemann (vocals / guitar) and Tiger (drums) you can't look out of the wash. And the music? A retro trip can hardly sound more credible. Naturally recorded live, Kadavar trace their role models Black Sabbath and Hawkwind here. "Fire" evokes the spirit of Pentagram. In "Liquid Dream" the Farfisa organ wobbles and the psychedelic-fuzzy "Rhythm For Endless Minds" reminds a little of the space trip "Planet Caravan". If one didn't know better, one would let "Abra Kadavar" pass smoothly as a lost pearl of the seventies. There's no better way to compliment the band.
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