Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Revocation - The Outer Ones

Man, Revocation needed to write this record. It's been two years since 2016's Great Is Our Sin a long gap for the band considering they put out seven releases in their first eight years as a group. While that record was solid, it felt like Revocation might have been starting to tread water, like the bands best days where behind them. It was kind of weird to think that a band this talented might be finally hitting a wall. Yet there we were. The Outer Ones had to be an absolute banger, and by God it is. Revocation are back on top.

This band has always made a name for themselves with their distinctly exciting brand of squirrelly death metal. Their approach of highly technical and thoughtful riffs counterbalanced with some of their more potent heavy riffage has always been a crowd pleaser. Couched in a strong sense of groove, The Outer Ones punches through your speakers with killer track after killer track. There is an almost monstrous magic to what Revocation have done here. This is a record that feels manic and scary, over the top and incredibly exciting. The obvious Lovecraftian themes are exactly what they need to be and they mesmerize the listener

I remember being 15 years old and first hearing Chaos Of Forms. I had never heard anything like it. It was intense. It was technical. It was, above all fun. On The Outer Ones Revocation have recaptured that sense of fun. Not only that though but they have combined it with a rollicking new level of raw talent. The band has honed their skills, and now 12 years into their career have unleashed what is one of their strongest releases to date. Impossible to pry yourself away from, The Outer Ones is a Lovecraftian ode to the enduring power of death metal.

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