Monday, March 24, 2014

reissue of a classic of doom: Revelation

reissue of a classic of doom: Revelation
Revelation: “Salvation’s Answer (Shadow Kingdom Records)
My friend Old Metal Al says that there are many reasons why supporters of traditional, melodic doom that do not have this title should get this 1990-recorded album. He says that he remembers that when he bought this album when it came out, he had to double check that it had not been recorded in 1980 or 1981 somewhere in the U.K., because to his ears it sounded like it was straight out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, like some sort of sibling album to a band like doomsters Witchfinder General. (Revelation is from Maryland, U.S.) This is a no-filler album; every song has lots of charm; a classic doom charm. Al says that he remembers that this album sounded nothing—nothing—like the metal released in 1991. Now, in 2014, he says that this album has gotten better, if you like old doom. “What a special album,” he underlines. Well, it’s difficult to argue with those facts.

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