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The Autumn Offering - Revelations of the Unsung [reissue] (Cover Artwork)

The Autumn Offering

The Autumn Offering: Revelations of the Unsung [reissue]Revelations of the Unsung [reissue] (2006)
Victory Records

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If there's one thing that Victory records knows how to do, it's market their bands. Tony Brummell and company make damn sure, and obnoxiously so at times, that everyone knows they have a new release coming out, and that it's the next big thing in punk/hardcore or whatever other flavor of the week th.
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If there's one thing that Victory records knows how to do, it's market their bands. Tony Brummell and company make damn sure, and obnoxiously so at times, that everyone knows they have a new release coming out, and that it's the next big thing in punk/hardcore or whatever other flavor of the week they happen to be pushing.

Odd then, that until I actually received a copy of Revelations of the Unsung, I hadn't the slightest clue it was coming out. Still, trying to capitalize on anything relating to Swedish-influenced metal, Victory has released another record full of slick solos, double bass drumming, and raspy vocals.

For what it is though, I can't knock it. These five gentlemen have a rather firm grasp on what it takes to write solid metal songs, and though variety isn't the name of their game, the album holds up pretty well at first. Dennis Miller's (yes, that's his real name) vocals are just ferocious. The band wastes no time kicking up the intensity, as "The Great Escape" puts together slow, pounding drum beats with squealing guitar and Miller's very succinct vocal delivery. "Calm After the Storm" picks up the pace a good deal however, with some quicker riffing and a relentless pace kept by drummer Nick Geylon. This song is also where the band first falters, however, as about 45 seconds in, the guitars slow for some token spoken word about setting a body ablaze before the breakdown kicks in -- an unfortunate change in direction from a band who had been showing some promise to that point. Luckily, after the spoken word part passes, guitarist George Moore offers up an absolutely ripping solo that gives the track the kick it really needed.

The rest of the album doesn't really present a whole lot to get excited over, but it does remain a solid metal album. The band as a whole works as a very cohesive unit, as is necessary to be able to play this kind of music well. The pace is quick and relentless, the guitars heavy, and the lyrics surprisingly intelligent for a record like this. The package is a solid, albeit common one.

Victory Records' latest signing doesn't provide anything here to gawk over, but if you just can't get enough Swedish-inspired metal, I see no reason you wouldn't enjoy the Autumn Offering.

 


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crazytoledo (June 1, 2006)

You suck...

Im not gonna care about peoples music tastes, but insulting Darkest Hour takes it one step to far.

JLJL (June 1, 2006)

This sucks. Darkest Hour sucks, too.

Anonymous (June 1, 2006)

Listen to Darkest Hour.

crazytoledo (May 30, 2006)

Embrace the Gutter is about 10x better than this. Buy that one. This one is good too, though...

Anonymous (May 30, 2006)

I know this is off subject but which Fugazi cd should I buy first...

Anonymous (May 30, 2006)

I have only heard the song "Revelation" and it was pretty good...idk if I should buy this or their new cd...somebody help me...and which Earth Crisis cd should I buy first...I am tryin to get into them...

crazytoledo (May 30, 2006)

DO you mean Undoing Ruin?

And there's nothing wrong with listening to Undoing Ruin thousands of times, it's that good.

md40_07 (May 30, 2006)

no way, this is terrible. I'd rather listen to Undoing Rain for the thousandth time

Anonymous (May 30, 2006)

I saw these guys at the womens club in stuart like 5 years ago. Sick show but they got there asses kicked by a 7 foot Metal head because the Bass player kicked the guy in the chest. That guy took on like 25 or thirty kids and won. It was awesome. I bought him a beer for beating up the wannabe hardcore emo pussies. Fuck them for always trying to fight people.

crazytoledo (May 30, 2006)

Their new album blows this one away.

And I agree with what you say. It's good, but not mind blowing.

nocigar (May 30, 2006)

hahahahah this shit sucks

Anonymous (May 30, 2006)

Holy crap! Victory is re-issuing a shitty sweater-metal record that no one bought in the first place! Stop the fucking presses!

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