Cadaveria - The Shadows’ Madame

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010

You just have to love a woman like Cadaveria. It’s not often you find a woman with a nice set of tits and who is willing to show them to you on every occasion. She did it on practically every Opera IX album and she does it here on her newest project. The advertisements for this album bill this as Horror Metal, but for me that’s Necrophagia. This honestly sounds different enough that I can’t really pinpoint one major influence. This has elements of many different styles of Metal mixed together with some Classical elements. The Classical elements give this sort of a “soundtrack” feel but this predominantly sounds like a Traditional Metal album in terms of listenability. This has some great riffing and the soloing is pretty kick-ass too. The keyboards are more of a garnish on this album and this prevents the Mystic Cradle of Dimmu Borgir feeling from dominating their style. After viewing the band photos, I was seriously afraid that The Shadows’ Madame was going to be a trip into what Cadaveria fantasizes Dani Filth’s basement torture chamber is like. This is nowhere close to that and for that, I tip my hat to this band. This is a solid album that will definitely get repeated listens.

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