Cavalade's new offering, "With Fervor," isn't ensconced in anger but an intensity that hints at a similar fire inside. By vacillating between major and minor keys — and even eluding both in spots — no two interpretations of this album can possibly be the same. It all opens with huge drums on the opening track, "With Fervor," that thunder mightily until yielding to "The Chase Scene's" gentle, exquisite guitar preamble. And speaking of guitar, the six-string work on this album is superior in its textbook twang and other worldly electricity. The vocals are plaintive and devoid of any unnecessary drama. The music has nowhere to hide. Neither does the listener.