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This is without doubt Kadavar's most accomplished and varied musical offering to date.

Kadavar hit the musical radar in 2012 with their self-titled debut album, and by the time they joined up with Nuclear Blast for 'Abra Kadavar', they had really began to make waves on the Retro Rock scene, helped greatly by their constant gigging. The recent follow-up, 'Live In Antwerp', was a superb representation of their high-octane stage performance.

It would be easy to have just continued with the formula they had perfected, but instead they have steered away from the past and embraced a more experimental sound that stretches out to the beyond.

The influence of early Deep Purple is soaked within on 'Lord Of The Sky' and it is a fine opener, while the Black Sabbath sounding 'Last Living Dinosaur' has a commanding vocal from Christoph "Lupus" Lindemann as well as some droning guitar work.

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Things get interesting during 'The Old Man', which is a slow paced riff with a warmer vocal approach and a fine example of where Kadavar have clearly emerged as impressive song-writers. 'Circles In My Mind' is closer to the bands earlier material, but on 'Thousand Miles Away' they explore more subtle textures vocally as well as in the guitar approach.

One of the most bizarre songs on offer is the bonus track 'Reich Der Träume' which, when translated from German, means 'Realm Of Dreams' and is a cover from cult singer Nico. It is a Psychedelic mixture of melancholy melodies with only vocals and keyboards and, in truth, it bears more than a passing resemblance to fellow Germans Tangerine Dream in its delivery.

In conclusion, this is without doubt Kadavar's most accomplished and varied musical offering to date.

Ray Paul

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