St. Paul, Minnesot'as True Metal Record Store (RIP as of Dec. 24, 2015)
I promised R would be a “lot better” than last week’s Q disaster and perhaps I can claim that with New Jersey’s REVENANT and their long-lost (and only) Nuclear Blast full-length Prophecies of a Dying World from 1991. Sort of the technical death/thrash album to sound the death knell for all other albums of that stripe, and not because it’s that spectacular, but because the style was becoming so quickly antiquated. This hasn’t stopped its typical trajectory from an album Nuclear Blast/Relapse couldn’t give away two years after its release to Discogs bait in the $50+ range. See if you think that makes sense after sampling the full stream below.
There is some history here, with John McEntee of INCANTATION handling guitars in the band’s demo years and Paul Ledney of PROFANATICA infamy playing drums very early on. How much those energies transferred to the end result I find hard to say. At the very least leadman Henry Veggian provides some thoughtful lyrics even if the originality there is a bit barren as well. But hey, he’s a professor of comparative literature at UNC Chapel Hill, so who am I to judge?
Another quick one this week, sadly. I’m feeling blindsided by DST and should be in prime form when my circadian rhythms re-enter a normal state.
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