REVENGE “Scum.Collapse.Eradication”

Label: Nuclear War Now! / Osmose

Release Date: February, 2012

No surprises here. James Read’s REVENGE have established themselves as leaders of the black/death metal underground for the past decade with releases of magnificent power such as the “Attack.Blood.Revenge” EP and, above all, the “Triumph.Genocide.Antichrist” debut.

It was the crushing, yet intelligent riffing one could hear behind the wall of sound, the hysterical solos, the double vocal attacks, Helmkamp’s warm bass. The latter might be missing from “Scum.Collapse.Eradication” but everything else is here. As always, the assault is spread into eight tracks that manage to achieve unity between them as well as each of them maintaining a personality of its own with my favorites being “Parasite Gallows” where the barking vocals make way for a doomy chorus and “Banner Degradation” with its rhythmic crawling second part.

The good thing about REVENGE is that they don’t spend their creativity in countless releases such as splits, 7’’s, EPs; it’s the best eight tracks per four years what you get. The followers of Ross Bay Cult have already embraced “Scum.Collapse.Eradication”. For the rest of those who find inspiration in the most extreme manifestations of metal, this record is the ideal way to express their rejection of a pathetic society. But get a good set of speakers/headphones first…

~ by antifleshnimbus on April 16, 2012.

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