Revocation-Revocation-620x620Rising stars in the American metal scene, Revocation have submitted their case for why they are the best metal band from the States and it’s hard to argue with the evidence with the release of their latest album. Revocation, the new self-titled album from the Massachusetts band, is a pure thrill ride of riffs and more!

I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical about these guys during their first few releases, but with this release they have won me over in a HUGE way. I can’t get enough of this album. Album opener “The Hive” grabs you by the throat with it’s d-beat drumming and never lets go. “Spastic” features guitar solos that, for me, call to mind the work of Between the Buried and Me’s two shredders. But the best tracks off Revocation are “Fracked” and “Invidious” because of the Every Time I Die-like swagger and nicely placed banjo solos/breakdowns during the latter.

Regardless of whether they’re driving through tight d-beat sections or laying down smooth solos on this release, there are plenty of reasons to see ‘em on the 2013 edition of Summer Slaughter with The Dillinger Escape Plan (dates here) and immerse yourself in Revocation, their fourth full-length to date.

Revocation is out now through Relapse records. Get yours here.

Grade: A


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