Review: Revocation – Chaos of Forms

Rated:

3.5/5

Even in a field crowded with killer musicians, Revocation stand out as amazing players. On their latest full-length, the trio—and it’s hard to believe they’re a three-piece—blast through a heady mixture of technical death metal and wildly precise thrash. But what’s really striking about “Cretin,” “Harlot,” and other beastly workouts are the wildly tuneful and sometimes fun arrangements the Boston band reveal. Shades of Maiden, Scorpions, and Metallica turn up from time to time. On “Cradle Robber,” guitarist/frontman Dave Davidson delivers all sorts of six-string craziness, though his soloing does get a wee bit “Master of Puppets”–like. Still, this kind of Chaos kicks considerable ass. JEFF PERLAH

Check out “Cradle Robber” off Chaos of Forms below:


  • slaybag

    they’re a four piece

    • Fretbordshredder

      Only live.

      • Ted

        No, they’re a four piece

        • Steve

          Yep, they’re now a four piece.  At least do a modicum of research before writing a weak review.  And generally if something “kicks considerable ass” a rating higher than 3.5/5 would ensue…

          • Zklimek

            I agree, get your shit straight before reviewing.  Revocation destroy most of what’s out there today!

          • http://twitter.com/andwab Andy Gould

            Yeah honestly, the song writing alone compiled in this album is far superior to 80% of albums being released in 2011–let alone the Tech-Death/Thrash scene.

          • Zklimek

            I agree, get your shit straight before reviewing.  Revocation destroy most of what’s out there today!