Raffy Reviews - Candero: 'Fragments of Disposal'

Brief but brutal, new offering from Bavarian modern death metallers strikes as a fairly solid debut

March 26, 2019


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Another day, another debut. And now, we've come to one full-length release courtesy of an up and coming German act that specializes in the art of brutal death (with some slams involved if you're into those). Originating from the city of Wurzburg in northern Bavaria, this four piece band has previously seen the release of just one EP prior to today's album. Being relatively ages since their last effort, a new, crushing form has taken place for the politics and death-obsessed metallers known as Candero. Time to see what they're all about.

Album Breakdown

Fragments of Disposal is the brief but brutal new offering and full-length debut by Candero. Despite its rather short length, the album is still pretty fleshed out for what it is...and provides for a satisfying little listen for fans of brutal, slam and tech death. There are seven tracks on here, culminating to around 21 minutes of content, and Fragments of Disposal was released digitally as well as physically on CD format through Rising Nemesis Records.  


The album opens up with some distorted background noise that leads into chords being struck and double bass drum kicks. Soon enough, the sound expands into hammer-ons and those slammy chromatic riffs we all know and love to hear. That's the best way to describe the intro to this release: an ensemble of brutally ominous instrumentals that set the stage for more gutturals and grimey aesthetics to come. The vocals are reminiscient of Matti Way era Pathology and even Epicardiectomy at times, with all the disgusting lows and toilet squeals you could ask for. An audio sample opens the following track, and listeners are barraged with even more of the low gutturals and fast paced slammy riffing we've witnessed in the first song.

The riffs are somewhat varied, but they're heavily rooted in the slam subsect for the most part. The drumming always sounds on point and the slamming breakdown towards the end of 'Supreme Power' is one of the best on here. 'Insurrection' is another song I could recommend based on its heaviness and edginess alone. Overall, the songs aren't too long, like around three minutes a piece; and likewise, it ends on a shorter track that is, for the most part, just a closing audio sample. One other track I could recommend is 'Cutback' for its addicting riffs. All in all, some gripes I have with this one are the short length as well as the lack of guitar solos, which I thought could've been a nice touch at times here.

The Verdict

While it's unapologetically slamming brutal death and doesn't do much to deviate from that general formula, there's still some enjoyment to be had with Fragments of Disposal if you're just a regular slam/brutal death-obsessed fanatic who is genuinely looking for blasting beats, slams and vulgar gutturals in their music. This one won't take too much of your time and it's always a pleasure hearing a fairly solid debut from a death metal band with destructive riffs and sick attitude. 


Fave Tracks: 'Insurrection', 'Cutback'

For Fans Of: Slamming brutal death metal 

**This release is available now here!**


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-Review by: Dave Raffy

Musician, reviewer, fan & promoter


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