Cadaver Em Transe: S/T 7"

Iron Lung Records


Countries with strict borders and immigration policies are ruining the cultural exchange, the enrichment, the fucking quality of life that is an inherent right for all of humanity. Social media is no substitute for real life experience. By denying Brazil's CADAVER EM TRANSE entry, the US government has made it impossible for us to further ourselves as a people and a community. This is bullshit. For those of us who will not get to see this band full of productive, passionate, driven, warm hearted and artistically important people, Iron Lung has opted to at least make their music available to you. Four stunningly crafted gritty não wave punk charmers in the vein of Muzak's sharp angled post punk or Vzyadoq Moe's raw wave darkness with a slight and steady undercurrent of industrial heaviness. Features members of RAKTA. Edition of 400 copies pressed heavy duty clear/black marble vinyl in a textured pocket sleeve with insert and fancy silver sticker. Art by MURLIO POMMER. Photos by MATEUS MONDINI.

Our take: Brand new 4-song EP from this Brazilian band and it's even better than their previous 12". On that record they focused on the colder end of the post-punk spectrum--Paralysis Permanente, Chameleons, etc.--and they continue to push that sound on this record to great effect. Like bands like Killing Joke or Siekiera, there's a mechanical quality to Cadaver Em Transe's rhythms that sounds almost inhuman (a quality accentuated by heavy processing on some of the drum tracks), and again like those bands this at times edges toward a proto-industrial sound. That being said, this is still full of big, simple guitar melodies that remind me of the Chameleons, so there's still a pop edge to all of the darkness. I guess there's a reason that this 7" is a bit on the expensive side, but what you really want to know is, is it worth it? I assure you that it is... this is without a doubt one of the top-tier post-punk-inspired releases of recent memory.