Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Revolting - The Shadow At World's End

The torrential death metal outpouring from Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, Those Who Bring The Torture) is a little bit insane. Revolting is just one of his long running projects and it builds on his signature sound, proving that there is a new generation to Swededeath and it is goddamn thrilling. There is something one can really get lost in with this band and their latest offering (And 7th album overall) The Shadow At World's End is masterful. With melodeath fringes decorating buzzsaw guitars, Revolting have found a way to crack skulls once more and prove they are among the modern day greats. 

One of the things that really gets me about this album is the incredible use of 'Blech's' and other one off percussive grunts. On top of that though is the appeal of the melodic guitars which sit nicely under more conventional Swedeath riffs. They give the entire record a sense of breadth that can't really be matched by too many of their peers. It's easy to get lost in the magic of what they are doing and much of it is downright masterful. The crunch on a track like '1888' is disgusting and full of swagger. Revolting are in so many ways straight ignorant and that's a huge part of what makes them so delightful to listen too. 

This is an exciting record and one that will deep appeal to death metal freaks across the globe. Revolting might not be dramatically adding too or revolutionizing the canon, but they are building on the tropes in a meaningful way. This is Swededeath the way it was meant to be played and it's such a pleasure to lose oneself in the twisted melodies and demented offerings that the band so eagerly unveil here. The Shadow At World's End is what death metal is all about and I think every death metal fan should immerse themselves in it.

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