REVENGE - TRIUMPH.GENOCIDE.ANTICHRIST - OSMOSE
Revenge - not the ex-Joy Division bunch - does Canada proud. Now joined by former Order From Chaos man Pete Helmkamp, J. Read, formerly of Conqueror, has a vision of total annihilation in mind. And about time too for this world needs more noisecore bands like this. Imagine Venom and Tyson dogs brought into the new millennium. Not since those early Impaled Nazarene demos, or even Tol Cormpt Norz Norz, has a band spewed such insane noise unto the masses. The dual vocal system shouts and screams, the guitars rage larm and the untight drums crash with abandon with the toms in particular sounding out of control. It all has the aura of a wild rehearsal - in which circumstances this thing was probably recorded. This is the real stuff. - Ali "The Metallian"
REVENGE - VICTORY.INTOLERANCE.MASTERY - OSMOSE
When Cradle Of Filth got signed to Sony in 2002, there was much theorizing in black metal circles about the sub-genre's future in a world where Dani's unit had hit the big-time. We, of course, know that Cradle Of Filth really isn't black metal, but the BM community - oft primarily concerned with public perception, ironically! - reacted by pushing deeper into the grime that is kvlt, true, and grim. As such, bands like Revenge (and label mates Black Witchery) have taken what was once known and proudly decried as 'black metal' into a post-modern time, one which now reaches far beyond any constraints Norway circa 1992 might have imposed. Instead, Revenge injects layers and pillars of hatred (post-hatred?) into recorded output that, at times, doesn't resembles discernible music. One sometimes wonders just how far frothing-at-the-mouth ultra-anger will take you; Victory.Intolerance.Mastery answers that query succinctly. - James Tape