Review: Revocation – Empire of the Obscene – Metal Blade Records – Release: Out Now.
The band wastes no time with fancy intros and go right into a heavy attack with ‘Unattained’. You get greeted with a high calibre assault in a perfect mix of death metal and thrash metal.
While mostly a groundwork of thrash metal there’s more than enough death metal on this new album to please folks of both camps. Combined with more melodic parts here and there the band has managed to craft songs that will cater to a broad audience, though at the same time they might put off folks that are more into the ‘pure’ styles.
While most songs are pretty straightforward from the get-go, there are some in there that are a little bit more technical such as ‘Fields of Predation’ and ‘Suffer these Wounds’.
There’s even some solace to be found in the acoustic instrumental ‘Stillness’ which gives you a little break in between songs. The band quickly picks up again in harshness with ‘Age of Iniquity’ and they end the album in extra heavy fashion with the title track ‘Empire of the Obscene’.
While the mix of death and thrash metal has been done a lot Revocation manage to make the songs sound like a perfect blend and “Empire of the Obscene” is pretty much all killer and no filler.
Score: 3.8 out of 5
Text by: Robert Popovic