The Phantom Bunburyist
This band is pushing the envelope of numerous genres (doom metal, sludge, psychedelic rock, et al.), shoving that envelope into an unwitting mailbox, and then crushing the entire postal system with ease. The band's sound retreads nothing in the process, laying the groundwork for a distinctly New England post road of its own.
"One of the best kept secrets in the Boston underground scene, CAZADOR have been dishing out their sonic brew to audiences in New England since 2015. Blending a thick and gloomy sludge atmosphere with the melody and urgency of post-metal and hardcore, this act has begun to emerge as one of the more unique and raw up-and-coming sludge acts. I guess it goes without saying upon listening to their music that major influences include the post-metal/sludge titans of ISIS and NEUROSIS, however what differs them from other derivative acts in the genre is their fusion with the melodic hardcore sensibilities of such luminaries as DEFTONES and POISON THE WELL.
Upon the release of their studio debut “BROKEN SUN” in May 2017, and a subsequent tour of the Northeast and Midwest, CAZADOR made themselves known as a quietly charismatic collective with an emotional edge through their impassioned, high-energy performances. With their new full-length titled FAILURE TO THRIVE readied for release on July 12th, the collective is very much looking forward to the future while expanding their sonic horizons and sharing their unique brand of emotionally charged sludge with the masses.
According to the band, the new LP reflects a sublime focus on the natural human negativity bias that forces us all to cope with the slow-burning decay of our world by the minute. “FAILURE TO THRIVE” includes lyrics filled with anger and resilience juxtaposed with lush and solemn compositions combined to create melancholic anthems for a new generation of the jaded." - The Sludgelord
Joe Haryanto // Vox & Bass
Jake Quinn // Guitar
Cliff Cazeau // Drums & Vox
released July 12, 2019
Recorded and Mixed 100% Analog (50% Vegan) by Alex Garcia-Rivera (American Nightmare, Chrome Over Brass) @Mystic Valley Recording Studio - Medford, MA
Mastered by Brad Boatright @Audiosiege Mastering Studio - Portland, OR
Synthesizer on "Children of Man" & Clean Vocals on "Kingdom" by Cliff Cazeau
Acoustic Guitar on "Edema" by Joe Haryanto
Additional Vocals on "Comey" by Mike Moderski (Greylock/And Then There Were None)
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019