Revocation is a favourite band of mine, combining the sounds of old school thrash with a modern technical death metal sound. Together, it makes for an interesting mix which you don't see very often. The majority of bands which describe themselves as Tech Death/Thrash are in all honesty just Tech Death or not very good. Revocation is different though, showing how to do it right and with just three band members they're not to be snuffed at.
So the reason I'm making this blog post is because their new album Existence is Futile is about to come out and felt as a fan it's my duty to raise awareness of this. So far, I have some thoughts to put towards the new album, despite having yet listened to it from start to finish... because it hasn't leaked yet, they're doing a good job to stop the downloaders to be sure.
Firstly, the album artwork. Although it's cool, it's not overly original to have a scary death monster on the front. In comparison to their last piece, a dystopic future, it's a step down. Does this mean anything though?
As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't mean a single thing in terms of the album. At the moment there is three songs from their new album on their MySpace. These are The Brain Scramblers, Dismantle The Dictator and Anthem Of The Betrayed. I've listened through all three a few times each now and my conclusion is it's just as good as the stuff from their first album. It's catchy, it's powerful and most of all (on a personal level) it's enjoyable.
In all honesty, Revocation is one of those bands which should make it really big but just don't have their name circled around enough. I think after a couple more albums, if they stay steady and consistent, it's likely they will hit it big and start knocking it up with the big names. For now though, it's nice to see a fresh face pumping out top notch music.
Here's a profile of the album for you:
Release Date: September 29, 2009
1. Enter The Hall 02:27 2. Pestilence Reigns 04:33 3. Deathonomics 03:42 4. Existence Is Futile 04:50 5. The Brain Scramblers 03:11 6. Across Forests And Fjords 04:16 7. ReaniManiac 03:18 8. Dismantle The Dictator 03:57 9. Anthem Of The Betrayed 05:16 10. Leviathan Awaits 04:48 11. Tragedy Of Modern Ages 07:03