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Revocation – Revocation

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on 19th August 2013 by Pieni

Revocation
Revocation
Released on 5th August 2013

Technical Death/Thrash Metal
Released via Relapse Records

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Naming their 4th album after themselves may not be very original, but apart from that, nothing seems to deserve being criticized in this “Revocation”. The thrash is more aggressive, the death is sharper, the prog is fiercer… every aspect is a notch or two more consistent.

Their best feature has always been the guitar work and the shredding-meets-technique of every track is remarkable – even if some riffs sound a bit familiar. Let me point a few highlights: “The Hive” made it to single, probably because it’s the most ferocious track in the album, the most straightforward in terms of brutality. The latter is less brisk in “Archfiend”, the guitars more polished, including a few moments of an acoustic one towards the end, leading to a fluid old school solo. “Fracked” has a very heavy metal initial rhythm, that eventually evolves to something more progressive and – once again in the solo – returns to a more classic and melodic tone. “Invidious” is the most exquisite and experimental track, blending everything that technical death is about with some banjo chords and gang vocals. There’s also a djent approach with the instrumental “Spastic”, and whoever gets the deluxe edition can also enjoy a very loyal cover of Metallica’s “Dyers Eve”. I confess I was hoping for a little revamp of the guitars, but there’s no significant changes there. But that’s just a cover, after all – what they had to do with their own songs to achieve a status of excellency, it was certainly done.

5/5

Renata “Pieni” Lino

Revocation’s new album available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 2nd August 2013 by Pieni

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Revocation‘s new and self-titled album will be released this Monday (5th August) via Relapse Records, but thanks to the collaboration of the band with Terrorizer, you can already stream it fully here.

“Revocation” is their fourth album, first featuring bass player Brett Bamberger, after the departure of founding member Anthony Budda last year.

In another news, also a video for the track “Invidious” will soon be released. It will feature live footage from a sold-out gig in their hometown Boston, filmed by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa).

And speaking of gigs, Revocation are currently taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, and will embark on an European tour afterwards with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted, on the following dates and locations:

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix
9/19-Paris FR @ L’Empreinte
9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy
9/21-Manchester UK @ NQ Live
9/22-Glasgow UK @ Cathouse
9/24-Brussels BE @ Magasin 4
9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak
9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben
9/28-Gothenburg SWE @ Sticky Fingers
9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee
9/30-Copenhagen DK @ Lille Vega
10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet
10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo
10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39
10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island
10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene
10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel
10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum
10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

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You can pre-order “Revocation” on iTunes and The Relapse Records Online Shop, the latter including several bundle packages – the deluxe editions including an exclusive bonus track in the form of a cover of Metallica‘s “Dyer’s Eve”. The tracklist of the standard edition is as follows:

1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
5. Fracked
6. The Gift You Gave
7. Invidious
8. Spastic
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation

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