Rough Times - Kadavar

Missing just the last

It can be both good and bad, when a plate is not, as you would expect. The good thing is that you are surprised and forced out of unknown reason. The bad is just so any times, that the unknown is not as good as the one known in advance. Rough Times are bold and freaky 70's-the fuzz, which alternately shifts the as just the hell and other times being a know navlepillende. It is on the good side of it regularly, but without the roof ever letter.

To all those who need to experience Kadavar live here in the fall, I'll just say that can be absolutely quiet. The ten new songs, the Rough Times is, and should probably work quite brilliantly on a stage together with the band's other repertoire. But on the plate remains most of the numbers a tad too introspective and wacky, and super good time in the coming, unfortunately, there never.

The German retro-trio delivers again excellent 70's-acid. But just a tad too nerdy.


Europe's most hard-working band

It is the predicate that has often been put on the German Kadavar. And since the formation in 2010, the psych-/stoner-the trio also released three solid albums and toured almost constantly. It is an impressive achievement.
The latest album, the rather cool Berlin from 2015, katapulterede the band up in the retro-rock's league, and now they even turned on the track again with their fourth langspiller, Rough Times.

The anticipation of pleasure...

It should be no secret that I, personally, had been pleased quite a lot of Rough Times. Very few bands can match Kadavar, when it comes to the heavy catchy riffs, swinging grooves, and the wonderful wacky 70's-vibe, as too many bands for the time you're trying to recreate - most without success. But without being decidedly disappointed with the disc I'm not completely up to fly over it.

It starts otherwise good and groovy with the title track, followed closely by the strong single-album "Into the Wormhole". Already here, it is clear that there is an album ahead with plenty of fuzz and a whole lot of acid.
On "Skeleton Blues" and "Die Baby Die" goes the album a bit down in cadence. Not of the same quality, but more with regard to pace and availability. Large parts of it in a very direct expression and the easy, catchy melodies that characterized its predecessor, the Berlin, is in the Rough Times have been replaced by the more introverts and dull compositions. And it requires, frankly, a little getting used to, if you, like I, were expecting something else. Towards the end of the disc comes Kadavar, however, back to the somewhat more direct approach. Among other things, in the form of the very fine, toned crowdpleaser "You Found The Best In Me". We are almost over in something Lynyrd Skynyrd'sk blues-rock, and it is certainly not the worst.

After 45 minutes the disc over. Really? Was that all? Even after the third and fourth through listening I'm not completely satisfied. All the way through the dial is the "right by and almost", but the great redemption is absent. Be preserved, just Kadavar have if anyone earned the right to make an experimental and introverted plate, if that is what they want to - and the Rough Times is not in any way bad! - but I had honestly hoped for something that tickled all the way down in the index.

>> Check the songs and lyrics here