DECAYCAST Reviews : Cadaver In Drag – “People Meant To Die” (HUSK, 2018)
“People Meant To Die” by underground stalwarts Cadaver In Drag is nothing short of a classic reissue from Josh Lay’s longstanding Lexington, KY based imprint, HUSK RECORDS. Underground legendary grind/noise outfit C I D belt through viscous, heart stopping grind core songs which often sound more like machines shutting down than actual music. Menacing, pummeling riffs bleed top spastic, pummeling drums and thick layers of homemade synths and electronics. The vocals oscillate between early Black metal and growling slabs of guttural noise; the perfect glue to seal your ride all the way to hell. Cadaver In Drag belt forth classically atonal offerings of bleeding esoteric heaviness which cannot really be categorized as “grind” , “metal” or even “noise”. It does contain all of these elements however it is a sonic beast all on it’s own and angrily and aggressively defies classification. FAST, ANGRY, CHOPPED, BLEEDING, PULSING, CHURNING, BREAKING, DYING, ACCELERATING. All these things seem to be happening at the same time; this record is the acceleration of anger, chaos, and heaviness into the ear.
Originally recorded in 2003 by Trevor Tremaine of Hair Police fame ,re-released in 2018 yet is seems just as fresh and relevant as ever. Additional electronic slabs of chaotic, sputtering noise are laid down by local KY maniac, and psychedelic visual artist Robert Beatty, also of Hair Police fame, add to the general chaos and uneasiness that this recording is known for. Endless layers of quick moving, buzzing, breaking, battling homemade synths clash with pummeling, arrhythmic walls of lightning speed percussion and flying, buzzing, choking guitars assault the listener with a seemingly endless barrage of thick dark, esoteric slabs of heavy grind and noise. All of the instruments blur together in the most desired, intentional way possible to create a truly menacing, abrasive style of heavy music/noise all of their own, which is often replicated but rarely done with this amount of precision, intention, and menace..
Big sounds, violent outburst after violent outburst of bleeding, confusing negative vibes in the best way bring the listener further and further into a pit of chaos- a sonic stew of your last chosen meal. The world needs more bands like Cadaver In Drag, an this reissue is an absolute must own for any and all fans of heavy music. Totally unique and essential listen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you go order it HERE. Paypal/E-Mail = firstname.lastname@example.org.