Album Reviews

Reviolence – Modern Beast


Genre: Thrash Metal




2-Trail of Tears

3-Warning Hell**

4-Saint and Sinners

5-Violent Phoenix

6-Modern Beast

7-The Metal Church

8-Virtual Hero

9-Zero of Me

10-The Annunciation

11-About Angels and Demons



It seems like every day now we hear about a new up and coming Thrash metal band that are keeping the flame of the old-school burning. One of the latest batch of bands to try their luck in the genre are Brazilian Thrashers REVIOLENCE who with MODERN BEAST have mixed a little of the old-school with a little of the new-school to create an album with plenty of energy and a whole lot of neck-breaking, chugging thrash riffs.In reality the band have actually been around for quite a while with their first E.P being released way back in 2003, followed by another E.P in 2008, but it has taken the band seven years to bring us their debut full-lengther.

So, was it worth the wait? In a word Absolutely!!! I was very impressed by the bands ability to keep the vibe of the older thrash sound, while still sounding modern enough to be relevant to today’s metal scene, and some of the riffs are among the best I’ve heard in a long time. It took me a little while to warm to the vocals, but once I did they really seemed to suit the songs perfectly. WARNING HELL is the lead off single from the album and is a pretty good representation of what to expect for the rest of the album. Title track MODERN BEAST sound like a cross between KREATOR and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. VIOLENT PHOENIX, THE METAL CHURCH and ABDUCTION are all winners and should be heard by all Thrash fans.

Listeners have a pretty big pool of bands to check out if the are looking for some classic based pure Thrash metal, I just hope that enough people take some interest in REVIOLENCE as they deserve to be bigger than they are. Let’s just hope it’s not another seven years between albums alright boys? Highly recommended.

Written by Zeezee

Ratings Zeezee 8/10

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