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Albums Of The Week: Cave In | Heavy Pendulum

The recharged U.S. bruisers make up for lost time with a blistering comeback set.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Legendary Massachusetts heavyweights Cave In make a highly anticipated return with Heavy Pendulum, their first full studio record in over a decade and the followup to their 2019 demos collection Final Transmission.

The band — Stephen Brodsky (guitar/vocals), Adam McGrath (guitar/vocals), John-Robert Conners (drums) — enhance their revival with the addition of Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders, Old Man Gloom) on bass and vocals, taking the place of late bassist Caleb Scofield, whose last recordings with the band were featured on Final Transmission.

Produced by Kurt Ballou at God City, Heavy Pendulum showcases everything that has long established Cave In as one of the best contemporary rock, hardcore and metal bands since their monumental 1998 debut Until Your Heart Stops. From the driving tracks such as crushing opener New Reality to the metallic edge of Blood Spiller, Heavy Pendulum sees Cave In look back at their discography and capture their most memorable, visceral, and forward-thinking moments to create a record that is all at once familiar and in true Cave In fashion, ahead of the mainstream.”