Monday, August 29, 2011

Revocation - Chaos Of Forms

A month after I said I'd be back posting, I'm finally back posting. Typical me (?) I guess. Anyway I've listened to a fuckton of music since the last time I posted, and I'm going to inform you of all the mystical wonders that passed between my two ears. And I'm going to do that with a bunch of updates - perhaps even several per day. I know that may seem like a lot of opinion to burden your underdeveloped brain with, but that's just the way things are going to be. AND YOU WILL LIKE IT.

First I'll start with something I enjoyed: Revocation's newest technical death/thrash monstrosity, Chaos Of Forms.

Take all the nuances of technical death metal, combine it with classic forward-moving thrash songwriting and even a bit of crust punk. Mix the fuck out of it, and what do you get? Revocation. Despite being relatively new to the scene, this band has a future unlike so many of their more dull comrades.

Chaos Of Forms is a continuation of Revocation's already fantastic track record. From the demo tracks "Cradle Robber" and "No Funeral" it's pretty obvious that this would be the case, but the full album has a few tricks up it's sleeve, the majority of which pop up in the middle of the virtuosic solos. "Harlot" features a funky solo filled with shifting effects and the following track's solo "Dissolution Ritual" is straight up progressive noodling. "Dethroned" is a standout track on the album in that it sounds more akin to something like Rise And Fall than traditional Revocation. It's a very punk-ish track filled with tritones and perfect fifths, and that makes it fucking awesome.

The whole album is memorable really. There's not a track that you won't have stuck in your head at some point. Actually scratch that. You won't have yourself humming along to "Conjuring The Cataclysm." I don't know why they included that track. It sounds like Revocation attempting black metal and mixing it with Dream Theater. For those of you with no reading comprehension, that means they mixed two things that should NEVER EVER mix. Otherwise chalk up another quality release for 2011.

8.5 out of 10


1. Cretin
2. Cradle Robber
3. Harlot
4. Dissolution Ritua
5. Conjuring the Cataclysm
6. No Funeral
7. Fractal Entity
8. Chaos of Form
9. The Watchers
10. Beloved Horrifier
11. Dethroned
12. Reprogrammed

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