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The Haunted - REVOLVEr

8.1 | 225 votes |
Release date: 18 October 2004
Style: Thrash metal, Melodic death metal


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01. No Compromise
02. 99
03. Abysmal
04. Sabotage
05. All Against All
06. Sweet Relief
07. Burnt To A Shell
08. Who Will Decide [feat. Lou Koller]
09. Nothing Right
10. Liquid Burns
11. My Shadow

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As you all can hear, the return of Peter Dolving as the chief microphone tormentor for The Haunted is not ineffective… He screams like a hardcore singer, and the rest of the band trails on this path. Yes people, The Haunted are, on this new album, sometimes almost hardcore. Don't worry, they are still firmly rooted in their good old thrash foundations, but this basis becomes more and more violent with time. It's not just the fact that Dolving sounds on the edge of breaking his vocal chords, even if it has an influence on the final result. Actually, the production itself makes this album sound hardcore, almost underground: the sound is raw, dirty and without compromise. Even the calm passages with clean vocals are violent in a sense. They attack your mental sanity with disturbing and unwholesome melodies… I feel extremely uneasy when I listen to 'Abysmal' and above all the desperate 'My Shadow', a closing track that makes you think about the virtues of putting an end to this wretched and useless existence.

published 08.11.2004 | Comments (11)

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03.01.2017 - 19:10
Rating: 6
It features a continuation of the maturer, more focused sound on previous album One Kill Wonder, but REVOLVEr ends up being tiresome and too weary to be on the same level as its predecessor. Here, there's an unfortunate distinctive lack of energy which will only appetise the die-hard fanbase and nobody else. Some strong moments, and is still slightly more bearable than the Haunted's first two records, but falls under the radar after a short while. Highlights: "Abysmal" and "Sabotage".

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