Revenge: Scum.Collapse.Eradication 12" (new)
For over a decade, Revenge has persisted in cultivating what is arguably one of the most confrontational sounds in the metal underground. Immediate, controlled and utterly violent, their work stands alone in the depth of its hostility and refusal to follow trends. On their earliest releases, Revenge established a particular sound and general approach to their music that released itself as a cacophonous flood of manic aggression and they've continued to evolve in leaps and bounds ever since.
2012's Scum.Collapse.Eradication continued in this vein, with further development in the way the songs were presented augmenting the extremity of the violent chaotic architecture thatRevenge created with their previous output. While Revenge still predominantly relies upon the relentless blasting fury for which they have always been revered, this album is punctuated by moments of mid paced sections hammering down into doom ridden bulldozer riffs showing the band striking a perfect balance between genocidal annihilation and individualized slow painful crushing destruction.
Additionally, the raw and chaotic production that Revenge utilized on much of their earlier work has been wisely expanded upon just enough to reveal the full spectrum of the instrumentation. While maintaining a very strict dedication to the original sound, aesthetic and structure that has been the foundation of the band since the very beginning. These strategic adaptations have made the songs even more potent and to the point.
The elite, strengthen themselves, and leave the weak behind, and this is precisely the approach that Revenge took with this release. As usual, Revenge's sound is caustic with the obsessive fury of J. Read's insane percussive assault and rabid, spiteful vocals. While long time session member Vermin offers a thick and grinding guitar and bass attack beyond anything heard on the bands previous albums.