Caveat - Caveat

Year of Release: 2005
Label: Scarab Metal Productions
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Format: CD
Total Time: 26:42:00


Canadian quartet Caveat's EP is an ambitious attempt at combining a unique take on heavy metal with a triple vocal approach.


Caveat's music combines elements of funk-metal (anyone remember Mindfunk?) with traditional thrash (ala early Megadeth and Metallica) and adds a little progressive death-metal (evident primarily in the stop-start rhythmic motifs, odd-tempo feels and the prominence of the cleverly arranged rhythm guitars), resulting in a frenetic, aggressive assault, driven by the slapped bass of Terry Baldwin (reminiscent of Tony Choy's work with Atheist), and the scratch and claw twin-guitar antics of primary vocalist Greg Musgrave and sole non-vocalist Joe Sikorski.

Vocal influences are easier to spot on Caveat's eponymous EP ? Devin Townsend's rapid-fire rasp is most evident in opener "The One" while "Immortalized" boasts clean vocals cut from the same cloth as Serj Tankian's (System Of A Down) outlining a middle-eastern melodic structure. A little Mike Patton circa Faith No More's "Epic" rears its head in "Into The Black."


4 /5 (the plus is for avoiding the most egregious lyrical offences?for the most part)


Excellent effort. My hat is off to Caveat for taking chances with their arrangements, and for combining disparate elements cohesively, resulting in a heavy, intriguing twist on modern metal while paying homage (unwittingly or otherwise) to the past masters?

Go get this and support them?

The One (5:50) / Into The Black (6:10) / State Of Grace (5:46) / Immortalized (4:01) / New Breed (5:04)

Terry Baldwin - bass
Greg Musgrave - vocals, guitar
Joe Sikorski - guitar
Casey Rogers - drums

The Biggest Secret (2004)
Caveat (2005)

Genre: Other

Origin CA

Added: January 5th 2006
Reviewer: Jan-Mikael Erakare
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