Revocation have been on my “metal radar”, and mp3 player for about 2 years now. This band has become an extreme force to be reckoned with, growing exponentially with their musicality. Ever since their first album “Empire of the Obscene”, the bar has been set higher and higher with each production. This trend holds true even to their newest release “Chaos of Forms”. This is such a huge step forward from “Existence Is Futile”, which was also an extraordinary release from these Boston metal-heads. This band has been pleasing fans for years, and this is no exception.
One could usually tell how good (or bad) an album usually is with the first musical track. When “Cretin” had come on, I already knew that Revocation had written a new extreme metal masterpiece. With the initial listening of the album, the raw emotion and feelings were spewing from my speakers. The band had done an incredible job of focusing their emotion and talent into twelve powerful songs. A band like Revocation has the very rare ability to please both old school metal fans, as well as metal fans who take their metal to the extreme. “Cretin”, “Cradle Robber”, and “Beloved Horrifier” all exhibit the influences from bands such as Exhorder and Exodus. Other tunes like “Fractal Entity” and “Chaos of Forms” show influences from bands like Hate Eternal and Sickening Horror. The album overall has pounding drums, great guitar techniques and riffs, and ripping vocals. It had come to my attention that guitarist/vocalist David Davidson had studied at the Berklee College of Music focusing on jazz and jazz poly-rhythms. This sheds a lot of light of how Revocation is so fresh and creative, while being able to inject melodic and intricate guitar solos throughout their works.
Revocation are going to be touring this October with Chimaira and Impending Doom, which is a killer line-up. ”Chaos of Forms” is an all time high for Revocation. The band has brought metal to a whole new level. “Chaos of Forms” is heavy, fast, fresh, and a production that will be played for years to come. This is only the second time I have done this, but this album is definitely deserving a 10/10 rating. I love when bands are able to connect with their fans on a musical level. Everything about “Chaos of Forms” went above and beyond “Existence Is Futile”, as well as my expectations. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for them. The lyrics to “Conjuring the Cataclysm” can best describe themselves better than one of my witty comments.. “Rise from your graves, slumber no more. The time has come to spread your plague upon this world”.