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Cave Wars have self-released their home recorded self-titled album, a fabulous record that is certainly influenced by the 80’s without sounding like they have merely just imitated material from this era.

The two piece kick off the album with 1955 which has some brilliant dark and brooding vocals that are a feature throughout. The more upbeat synths on Skymen are quickly followed by the slow burning and swooning Origami a lusciously understated track that is a definite highlight of Cave Wars. The chugging beat of Kubrick has a sense of foreboding that wraps around you and wouldn’t feel out of place in one of the films directed by the man of the songs title,

The album continues Danger Zone and Day After Day, two tracks that see Cave Wars take on amore poppy sound, especially on the former while the latter is a spectacular tune that has a beat that grips you immediately. The instrumental track Duel is an extremely and clever piece form the band that leaves you waiting for more while still being good enough that it doesn’t seem like anywhere near four minutes has passed by the time it reaches its conclusion. This excellent lo-fi record finishes up with End Boss a brilliantly gritty tune full of fuzzy guitars, that develops into a complete wall of sound making it a superb way to wrap up a wonderful album.

Matt Hill

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Cave Wars have self-released their home recorded self-titled album, a fabulous record that is certainly influenced by the 80’s without sounding like they have merely just imitated material from this era.

The two piece kick off the album with 1955 which has some brilliant dark and brooding vocals that are a feature throughout. The more upbeat synths on Skymen are quickly followed by the slow burning and swooning Origami a lusciously understated track that is a definite highlight of Cave Wars. The chugging beat of Kubrick has a sense of foreboding that wraps around you and wouldn’t feel out of place in one of the films directed by the man of the songs title,

The album continues Danger Zone and Day After Day, two tracks that see Cave Wars take on amore poppy sound, especially on the former while the latter is a spectacular tune that has a beat that grips you immediately. The instrumental track Duel is an extremely and clever piece form the band that leaves you waiting for more while still being good enough that it doesn’t seem like anywhere near four minutes has passed by the time it reaches its conclusion. This excellent lo-fi record finishes up with End Boss a brilliantly gritty tune full of fuzzy guitars, that develops into a complete wall of sound making it a superb way to wrap up a wonderful album.

Matt Hill

You can check out Cave Wars here.

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