"For The Dead Travel Fast" is the fifth studio album by German rock band Kadavar, released on 11th October 2019 by Nuclear Blast.
For the Dead Ride Fast at its core is a fun, rollicking time trip through the 70s psychedelic era, replacing anthems of peace, love and herb with odes to Lucifer, evil and Vampirella. Less chaotic and in-your face than 2017s Rough Times, this is a return to their countryside coven roots. From the first licks of “The Devil’s Master” you know this is going to be a butt-shakin, riff-quakein’ slab o’ breeziness and it rarely disappoints.
For the Dead Travel Fast is occult rock as it should be done – loud, boisterous and 120% in league with the Devil. Kadavar has always been good, but this outing shows they can take their game up a few notches still. This is an album that gets better with each spin, so get started spinning it now. Time is not on your side, but it is on theirs. Mmmm, corpus delicti.
Reviewed by Steel Druhm for angrymetalguy.com.