Cadaver Inc.


Discipline

Cadaver Inc. - Discipline ©2001 Earache
1. Primal
2. Deliverance
3. Murderhead
4. Rupture
5. Die Like This
6. Point Zero
7. Killtech
8. Reptile Robots
9. Manic
10. Snapper Organs
11. Discipline

Although Cadaver Inc. could rightly receive recognition for a number of things, not the least being this is the new band from former Cadaver guitarist Anders Odden (who also played in Apoptygma Berzerk), the band has probably garnered the most attention for their website, which jokingly offers an evidence clean-up service for those who have committed heinous murder. More amusingly, the address listed on the website is that of the Norwegian Parliament, who, upon discovery of this, had the police investigate the matter. Apparently morbid humor doesn't travel very far up Norway's political heirarchies. What an ingenious way to create publicity without torching a single chapel or killing a single member of a rival band.

As for Cadaver Inc., the band, their debut Discipline is a blistering assault upon the senses. Odden has collaborated with certain, more infamous Norwegian black metal artists such as Mayhem and Satyricon. Moreover, Cadaver Inc. boasts members from the ranks of Dimmu Borgir, Aura Noir and Dødheimsgard, as well as guest appearances on the album from Fenriz of Darkthrone and Faust of Norway's finest hoosegow. The resulting album is a cold, clinical dissection through the listener's ear, offering an utterly vicious frothing blend of harsh, neo-industrial slicing precision. Sure to induce a headache at the very least, Discipline is rigidly structured for maximum chill and discomfort. Blast beats are the norm here with drilling guitars whipping all around, creating a controlled quagmire of sound. As with Thorns recent release on Moonfog, Discipline falls into this new category of clinical black metal as Satyricon's Rebel Extravaganza. Discipline is a vicious ride through the seedier avenues of life and stands as a crushing debut from a band who at least proves they do have a sense of humor behind their veneer of hatred and disgust.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 05/2001

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