A horrible hack

Cadaver Em Transe


Year Released: 2015
Format: 7"
Label: Iron Lung - Dama Da Noite
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Aug 29, 2016
Four tracks of urgent, aggressive post-punk from São Paulo that're injected with enough personality and invention to raise them above a rather crowded pack. Iciness and gloom prevail (of course) while Joy Division, Killing Joke and Bauhaus loom in the background like smudge-edged spectres wrought in chalk, ash and charcoal. Amid these familiar elements are washes of fizzling noise and dissonant, raw-edged riffs that cut through to the bone and grate unkindly against militaristic drum patterns. The desperate tension of the music is matched by a hectoring vocal delivery which incorporates some endearing – and perhaps inadvertent? – urghs and arghs, thus ensuring the aggro punk content remains high and that Cadaver Em Transe are common-sense bedfellows for labelmates as diverse as Kim Phuc, Behavior and Flesh World.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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