Caveat - Caveat


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

Evaluation:

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

Analysis:

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."

Rating:

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

Summary:

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?


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

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

Discography:
The Biggest Secret (2004)
Caveat (2005)

Genre: Other

Origin CA

Added: January 5th 2006
Reviewer: Jan-Mikael Erakare
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Artist website: www.caveatmusic.com
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Language: english

  

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