Rating:
8.8
The Prophecy - Revelations
2006


01. Odyssey
02. Rivers
03. Cascades
04. Willow's Hope
05. Revelations
06. Of Darkness
07. Broken


The last album of the British doomsters of The Prophecy is without any doubt one of the best surprises of the year 2006 in the Doom Metal category. When you know their previous album "Ashes", it was already easy to understand that the band was extremely good and promising and "Revelations", is not a… revelation but more like a confirmation of their exceptional talent. If you like My Dying Bride or Mourning Beloveth and classy Doom Death, this album is a must for you.

"Revelations" follows the classic structure of the British Doom/Death Metal, with an alternation of clean and death vocals, slow tempos and hyper melodic (but sad nonetheless) melodies but it's obvious that we're in front of some great compositions. A bit like My Dying Bride but probably more like Mourning Beloveth, the music of The Prophecy is full of sadness with however a lot of beautiful and tender melodies. It's only the second album of the combo but they already have an impressive musical maturity and all the songs of the album are like pure jewels. It's simple, "Revelations" is this kind of album that will give you a ton of different feelings, from sadness to happiness (musically speaking I mean). For sure all the people who pretend to like Doom Metal will find something for them in this release.

With intelligent and well-written lyrics, with catchy melodies, a great singer and great musicians (John Bennett plays now in MDB) it's extremely hard to find something bad on "Revelations". I tried to find, but I can't, even the production, the cover (in the pure Doom Metal style) or the performance of the members is near of the perfection and I clearly believe that they're able to do something better in the future. For me, The Prophecy will simply become the new My Dying Bride, if by luck a big label (Peaceville what are you doing?) wants to sign them.

If you pretend to listen to Doom Metal, and only know and like bands like Swallow The Sun, I will invite you to check the discography of The Prophecy. They doesn't suffer of any comparisons with the so famous Doom Metal bands, at the opposite I clearly believe that their last album is simply better than the majority of the Doom Metal releases that we got lately. "Revelations" is a must my friends, a beautiful piece of music full of hits played buy talented young musicians, so listen to me and don't miss it. And as we say… doom on…

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 8


Band profile: The Prophecy
Album: Revelations


 


written by Jeff | 25.01.2007



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Tony Harrison - 25.01.2007 at 21:08  
That pretty much sums it up Jeff, although I wouldn't call it a surprise, I've been waiting for this for a long time and had high hopes - and they delivered! Its true that every song is great and there are no fillers, this is easily my album of the year and is probably my favourite doom album since Forest of Shadows released 'Departure'.
Quiet Doom - 15.02.2007 at 18:00  
Best doom metal cd of 2006 for sure! What an amazing record this is, more than an hour of amazing music

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