Revocation – The Hive – Music Stream


“The Hive”
Revocation (Relapse Records)
release date: 8/5/2013
by Mike Delano

Boston metal band Revocation gained a reputation for their technical prowess after 2011’s Chaos of Forms, but unlike most bands with the “tech metal” label (read: Can outplay anyone but can’t write a song to save their lives), these guys actually had some great hooks and songs that stuck with you. That trend continues on their self-titled 2013 album, and they continue to be ascendant in the metal scene. The album as a whole is a bit more brutal (for better and worse) than the rock-ier vibe of “The Hive,” but this song is nonetheless an excellent representation of Revocation’s enviable talent.

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