Revocation’s latest album, “Chaos of Forms”, truly is a form a chaos in itself. Creative writing and interesting riffs keep you on your toes. At times it’s incredibly fast thrash and other times it can be a more calming acoustic section, and with everything in between, this album basically defines modern metal. A mix of catchy leads, intense technical riffing, earth shattering bass and drumming that would cripple any normal human being – Chaos of Forms has it all. The guitar solo’s are out of this world, possibly the best album for guitar solo’s this year. I mean, now I know why the Metalsucks crew chose David Davidson the #1 guitar player of modern metal.
Early on you get blasted with greatness: Cretin, Cradle Robber and Harlot showcase everything that Revocation is. Dissolution Ritual is the first track with a in and out acoustic section, one section including a sweet guitar solo. Chaos of Forms does include an instrumental track, besides their being a weird sounding guitar lead it’s nothing too special. The title track is at first confusing how they put together the drums with the guitar riff, intentionally making it seem chaotic. The second half of the song is instrumental, it’s done very very well. Innovative writing and multi layered guitars add to the song as a whole, making it seem like a soundtrack to your favorite superhero film or video game. It’s very unique sounding. Towards the end of the album the songs tend to get repetitive at times but The Watchers and Reprogrammed keeps things interesting.
Chaos of Forms is the perfectly blend of classic and modern metal. You will headbang, you will be blown away.
Pros: Amazingly inventive and creative guitar playing, intensity is turned up, unique riffs at times
Cons: Some sections tend to sound repetitive, Chaos of Forms starts to lose me towards the end, riffs are unique and creative – however not many riffs get stuck in your head – catchiness isn’t all there.
4 out of 5
Best Tracks: Cretin, Harlot, Conjuring The Cataclysm, Chaos of Forms, The Watchers, Reprogrammed