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Cavity is a sludge metal / stoner metal / hardcore punk band from Miami in Florida, formed in 1992.

Cavity disbanded in 2003 but regrouped in 2015.
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CAVITY Human Abjection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Human Abjection
Sludge Metal 1995
CAVITY Somewhere Between The Train Station And The Dumping Grounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Somewhere Between The Train Station And The Dumping Grounds
Sludge Metal 1997
CAVITY Laid Insignificant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Laid Insignificant
Sludge Metal 1998
CAVITY Supercollider album cover 4.04 | 3 ratings
Sludge Metal 1999
CAVITY On The Lam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On The Lam
Sludge Metal 2001
CAVITY After Death album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
After Death
Sludge Metal 2017

CAVITY EPs & splits

CAVITY Cavity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hardcore Punk 1993
CAVITY Damaged III / Soulflour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Damaged III / Soulflour
Sludge Metal 1996
CAVITY Bacteria Sour Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bacteria Sour Volume 1
Sludge Metal 1996
CAVITY The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The Bad (Disc 2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The Bad (Disc 2)
Sludge Metal 1998
CAVITY Fuck Diablo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fuck Diablo
Sludge Metal 1998
CAVITY Wounded album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sludge Metal 1998
CAVITY Cavity / Bongzilla album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cavity / Bongzilla
Sludge Metal 1998
CAVITY In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath (Vol. 4) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath (Vol. 4)
Sludge Metal 1998

CAVITY live albums

CAVITY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CAVITY Cavity album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hardcore Punk 1992

CAVITY re-issues & compilations

CAVITY Drowning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sludge Metal 1996
CAVITY Miscellaneous Recollections '92-97 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Miscellaneous Recollections '92-97
Sludge Metal 2001

CAVITY singles (3)

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Crawling / Perseverance
Sludge Metal 1995
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Goin' Ann Arbor / Sometimes Sweet Susan
Sludge Metal 1996
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Sludge Metal 2017

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CAVITY Reviews

CAVITY Supercollider

Album · 1999 · Sludge Metal
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With some albums you only need to take a glance at its artwork or the artist's logo to make a reasonable guess about what sort of music it is. With albums like Supercollider, the third album by American metal band Cavity, I'd have guessed wrong if I hadn't already been told. You can no more judge an album by its cover than you can a book. I'd have guessed at something in the post-grunge line looking at either the original cover or the 2002 reissue over, but I'd have been dead wrong. But then who could have guessed that this rather unassuming and (in my view) interesting style of cover would be hiding some heavy, semi-doomy, sludge metal?

The 2002 version of this album also brought some changes to its tracklist, adding in two extra ones, Xtoone and ...Who Doesn't Even Know Yet? For some reason the original final song of the album, Almost Blue, was removed in this edition of the album. It's this version of the album that I have listened to. The album has however had another reissue, this time on vinyl, in April 2017 which restores the original 1999 tracklist.

Cavity aren't a band who mess about with their song-writing. Their main focus is heavy, fuzzy riffs. Vocals play a prominent role as well, but their do seem secondary to the guitars. They aren't a showy band though; there isn't any lead guitar to speak of in their music and their writing style tends towards a short track duration. Tracks two (Set in Cinders) through six (Threshold), don't even hit three minutes. Just heavy riffs, with the occasional added bit of full-on doom slowness. I'd also say it has a few stoner metal moments, a genre that some of the band's other albums seem to be more heavily associated with. Here it's just flavour though, like with the doom metal. Supercollider is otherwise a straightforward sludge metal record, out to do one simple job: make those riffs as heavy as possible.

I think they do a pretty decent job at that, but with that said, if you're listening to albums looking for a lot of variation then you won't find too much of it here. As I said before, Cavity aren't a flashy band, so the closest thing you'll get a change of pace with is probably Inside my Spine where the vocals are harsher and more traditional growling rather than the hardcore shouts and raw singing used elsewhere. Xtoone's style also stands out as a bit different but as I said before, this song doesn't exist on the original 1999 version of the album and my honest opinion is that its rather throwaway, so it beats me why the 2002 version added it.

Cavity don't play a style of music I listen to very often but as far as my taste in sludge metal goes they certainly display a raw kind of charm that as a metal fan I find difficult not to smile about. 4 stars.

CAVITY After Death

Album · 2017 · Sludge Metal
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A true theme of hell.

Looking back at Cavity's legacy, they were not revolutionaries. Although they did debut in 1995, a mere eight years after Melvins had essentially invented sludge metal, they did no genre creation or pioneering. What Cavity did do on the other hand was take sludge metal and mold it into an even more brutal, raw version of itself. This is, in a way, an equally commendable presentation of music.

But Cavity's tempest of terror ended quite abruptly in 2001, cutting the throat of a growing underground popularity that had been gaining steam since 1995. After a compilation of unreleased material from the 90's, Miscellaneous Recollections, not a peep was heard from Cavity other than a few blips of live performances here and there. Out of nowhere however in 2016, Cavity announced a comeback set for early 2017. Now it's that time, and what we have is the product of pooled emotions that have been brewing for the 16 year long hiatus.

After Death could not be more appropriately titled as the band is practically rising from the grave to record this, but at the same time it's also not exactly a glamorous return. I can easily chalk this up as the most brutal and barbarous Cavity release to date, and it's for a variety of different reasons: Cavity is a husk of it's former self. Gone is the pugnacity towards their work, of a group of young fellas from Miami with an attitude akin to the Melvins. Now what they are (or at least come across as according to this release) is a bitter, hateful group of...well, you know I'm just not sure. Demons, from the sounds of it. Secondly, After Death is not only the most brutal but also the most simplistic of Cavity's discography. The albums four total tracks are long, droning epics of heavy, repetitive, plodding drums, moaning guitar, and twisted, pained vocals. After Death's experimental use of stripped-down instrumentation, heavily balancing on the repetitiveness of the rhythmic structures, is nothing short of uncomfortable. It's actually quite an intimidating release, so far removed from so many other metal albums that it's actually quite alien at times. Tracks like 'Fangs on Beyond' especially utilize a certain industrial sound rarely seen being used by bands like Cavity. The year's already young but I can see this album being one of the most odd it has to offer.

This album is spine-chilling. It's a theme of Charon crossing the Styx. It's so strange too because After Death has gotten very little publicity since it's release, other than their label Valley King promoting it a little ever since it's announcement in 2016. It's truly an oddball of the year that I think, although I'm doubtful it will appeal to all or even many, is very worth checking out just for the experience.

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