REVEAL draw inspiration from a wide range of genres, artists, and styles and thus have they been convicted as the black chameleons in the worldwide heavy metal / rock scene. But, this is actually a very conservative scene, where innovation & progress is a cuss rather than a cachet. After their phenomenal black metal debut in 2011, “Nocturne Eyes and Teeth”, REVEAL rightly recruited a fanbase who was then left shocked and disturbed when they released their second album, “Flystrips”, in 2016.
With “Scissorgod” do REVEAL prove again that they give no fucks for uniforms, blinders, and the opinions of others; they simply collect and inhale the madness of the world and channel it into a pure outburst of DEATH ROCK (think about those two words for a moment). Scissorgod is not that far away from absorption & understanding like maybe “Flystrips” was, but scene sheriffs will predictably feel themselves as targets…and fucking definitely will the Scissorgod cut & stab some small-stature sheriffs.
The production of “Scissorgod” deserves special attention. This time, REVEAL did not lock themselves up in a punkish DIY process, but hired none other than Martin -Konie- Ehrenkrona (In Solitude, Henrik Palm, Pig Eyes, Nifelheim) to turn the knobs and entered the Cobra Studios in Stockholm. The result is a top-notch production that evokes the feeling that REVEAL are playing live in your room.
So, don’t be afraid: be thankful – be faithful – for what REVEAL has to say. It can be the soundtrack while we dance a spiral downwards, down through a hole.
… and when the music is over, turn off the life!…
Label: Sepulchral Voice
Release date: November 29th, 2019