Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: May 20, 2022
From the label: Boston legends CAVE IN makes a highly anticipated return with their Relapse Records debut, Heavy Pendulum, their first full studio record in over a decade. Produced by Kurt Ballou at God City, Heavy Pendulum showcases everything that has long established CAVE IN as one of the best contemporary rock, hardcore, and metal bands since their monumental 1998 debut Until Your Heart Stops. From the driving tracks such as crushing opener New Reality to the metallic edge of Blood Spiller, Heavy Pendulum sees CAVE IN look back at their discography and capture their most memorable, visceral, and forward-thinking moments to create a record that is all at once familiar and in true CAVE IN fashion, ahead of the mainstream.
New Reality is a speedy and familiar track for fans of the band. Blood Spiller is a solid track for fans of Mutoid Man. Blinded by a Blaze sounds like a grunge track from the 90s (see Soundgarden). It’s worth checking out the guitar piece around the 3-minute mark. Reckoning shows some real experimentation from the band and evokes Fleetwood Mac in places.
Not a GMR artist
Listen to: 1, 2, 6, 7 & 13