I arrive at the venue before the first band is scheduled to start, (as I always try to). Once there, I’m presented with the longest queue outside the building that I’ve ever seen, surely a testament to the insane quality of this star-studded four-band bill. Continue reading “The Outer Ones Global Invasion Part II Tour – Revocation/Archspire/Soreption/Rivers of Nihil– Manchester Rebellion, 19/12/18 (Live Review)”
The latest Revocation album – The Outer Ones – is probably my favourite thing that the band have released. Upping both the progressive and death metal components of Revocation’s sound, the album is as monstrous as its album cover.
Let’s gain some additional insight into this sterling new release, courtesy of guitarist/vocalist David Davidson… Continue reading “Interview with Revocation”
Another month, another slew of quality metal releases. September has been a good one, so let’s take a look at some of the albums that really caught my attention. Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of September 2018”
Following up 2016’s enjoyable Great Is Our Sin, this is Revocation’s darkest and most aggressive work so far. Over their existence the band have managed to balance their death and thrash metal influences in an effective ratio, with Continue reading “Revocation – The Outer Ones (Review)”
Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Municipal Waste, Burnt by the Sun, and Revocation, River Black already have a wealth of experience in them. Additionally, with the multiple members Continue reading “River Black – River Black (Review)”
Revocation’s sixth album Great Is Our Sin is soon to be unleashed on the world and will be sure to reinforce the band’s already top-notch reputation for quality metal. As such, it seems an appropriate time to delve a little bit more into the world of Revocation. So, put on Great Is Our Sin, turn the volume up and listen to what David Davidson has to say…
Introduce us to Revocation!
Hello! Dave here, we’ve been a band since 2006 and we’re released 5 albums and 1 E.P. in our 10 year history through a couple of different labels. Currently we’re signed to Metal Blade Records and we’re about to release our 6th full length record “Great is Our Sin” on July 22nd.
What are your influences?
We’re influenced by a lot of different death and thrash metal bands primarily, but we also draw inspiration from black metal and prog bands. Some specific groups that have influenced us over the years include Martyr, Gorguts, Cannibal Corpse, Dark Angel, Megadeth and Exhorder just to name a few. Personally speaking I also listen to a lot of jazz and classical music so that definitely has an effect on my writing style as well. Continue reading “Interview with Revocation”
Revocation have been steadily building a solid reputation for themselves over the years, and when you look at their latest release it’s easy to see why.
Here we have a band that combines death metal, thrash metal, technicality and even a bit of Continue reading “Revocation – Great Is Our Sin (Review)”
This is state-of-the-art Deathcore with a massive sound and a crisp method of attack.
Hybrid Sheep play their style in the vein of bands like All Shall Perish and Acrania. A few Metalcore influences from the likes of Lamb of God and As I Lay Dying are thrown in also, as well as some Modern Death Metal similar to bands like Revocation and The Black Dahlia Murder.
If you’re not a fan of this modern style of Extreme Metal then Hybrid Sheep are unlikely to convince you, but if you are then Free From the Clutches of Gods has enough meat to satisfy that’s for sure.
This is a well played and produced album with lots of heaviness, melodies, aggressive riffs, blasting and breakdowns. I find this style very easy listening in the sense that if you’re in the mood you can just stick a band like this on and start bouncing around like a maniac. As you do.
Just listening to this now I can’t help but have a little wobble around in my seat. Always the sign of a good listen.
The songs are enjoyable and satisfyingly aggressive. The standard alternation between deep growls and high screams is done well and there’s plenty of guitar widdling included with the heavy riffs.
Hybrid Sheep have produced an enjoyable album of Deathcore. Check them out.