Waking the Cadaver
Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler


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Review

by Brendan Schroer USER (179 Reviews)
May 15th, 2013 | 100 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fuck...

While many bands have been jumping off the deathcore wagon to gravitate toward more solid extreme metal music (Job for a Cowboy, Carnifex), many others still maintain their diligence in trying to please the (largely teenage) fanbase they've developed over the few years they've been around. Despite the hatred the genre usually garners from a large percent of the metal community, there really are some great bands lying underneath the crap. Not all bands adhere to the foundations set by bands such as Suicide Silence, and certain bands can display a real wealth of stylistically diverse moments. However, when it comes to the worst of the worst, what band do you turn to? Emmure? Design the Skyline? Nah, they won't do. For the real tasteless atrocity, look at Waking the Cadaver's first album Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler.

Aside from being yet another band trying to cash in on deathcore, Waking the Cadaver try to dub it "brutal deathcore" and add deathgrind elements to their sound. This is topped off with some of the worst lyrics in death metal history; the band try the Cannibal Corpse route with themes of rape and graphic violence, but it comes off as even more childish... especially once terms such as "anal freak" and "hoes" pop up. It would be fine and dandy to get a good laugh out of these lyrics when the singer belts them out, but you can't hear a damn word he's saying! About 90-95% of his vocals consist of ridiculous inhaled growls that guarantee aural torture to the listener, and he simply doesn't let up with this style. But vocals are one thing; is the music any good? Nope. The entire album is a collection of completely forgettable deathcore/deathgrind songs that only exist to waste the listener's time. At twenty-six minutes, the album is mercifully brief; even then, the record still feels like double that length. The production of the record ensures a muddled sound to the instruments, while the formula of every song is nearly identical here. The formula: Blastbeat-laden riff, "REE REE" pig vocals and other inhaled grunts, usually about 4-5 breakdowns a song (long and tedious breakdowns at that), blastbeats; rinse and repeat. There's nothing on offer to make you remember any song after it's over, and no member stands out (other than the vocalist and his awful growls). Nothing is really going on when it comes to compositional variety; the development of each motif is very... well, undeveloped.

So why didn't I mention even one song? Simple: because all the songs blend into each other to the point that none of them deserve to exist. Between the ridiculous vocals, tedious song structures, complete lack of musical variety, and bland musicianship, there's absolutely nothing to like about this. Just thinking about it now is painful, and the fact that an abundance of people actually paid perfectly good money to buy this is absolutely soul-crushing. You deserve better than to listen to such a pile of shit. Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler, I dub thee the Holocaust of heavy metal music.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
FiveLeavesLeft
May 15th 2013


9838 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5 | Sound Off

Can I give this a 0.0? Please? Pretty please?

toxin.
May 15th 2013


12605 Comments


you probably could give it a 0.0
bet the mods wouldn't like it though

BigPleb
May 15th 2013


37109 Comments


Band is probs worst ever.

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins on Io

auberginedreams
May 15th 2013


6056 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"he band try the Cannibal Corpse route with themes of rape and graphic violence, but it comes off as extremely childish"

this album is fucking terribad but let's not act like cannibal corpse lyrics aren't already extremely childish.

FiveLeavesLeft
May 15th 2013


9838 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5 | Sound Off

Alright, just edited that :]

Keyblade
May 15th 2013


15013 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

best album ever

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DrHouseSchuldiner
May 15th 2013


5643 Comments


Same.
nice rev bro u wrote what i feel about this album,pos'd from my heart

NeoSpaz
May 15th 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

woah contrib 0.5

Dreamflight
May 15th 2013


1760 Comments


Ahaha this was fun to read, and the ending is pure gold. :D

Artuma
May 15th 2013


14403 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

best album ever [2]

Digging: Fleurety - Min Tid Skal Komme

DegausserGuernica24
May 15th 2013


1134 Comments


lol, I can't wait until the AllMusic review:

Waking the Cadaver's debut album is chock full of heart-pounding blast beats, whirling chugs, and incredible vocal ranges that will leave anybody in the niche audience wanting more, and impressing nobody else.

3/5

sspedding
May 15th 2013


4773 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Humorous stuff, great job with the review.

Nocturnal
May 15th 2013


1329 Comments


best album ever [3]

NeoSpaz
May 15th 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

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NapalmCrusader
May 15th 2013


1737 Comments


Worst band ever

I don't like rice, don't touch my rice

Vakarian12
May 15th 2013


3870 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

lol good review



EvoHavok
May 15th 2013


1445 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Nice review for this garbage.

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
May 15th 2013


3470 Comments


bold last statement right there

FiveLeavesLeft
May 15th 2013


9838 Comments

Album Rating: 0.5 | Sound Off

Thanks for the comments. Yeah, I wanted to do a review of this to offset that 5/5 review I did for Tallest Man on Earth. If I did a review of my favorite album, then why not my possible least favorite album? :P

botb
May 15th 2013


9719 Comments


clearly you don't understand what don campan was going for when he wrote the timeless lyrics "tonight this slut will pay. my dick will beat her face."



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