Punknews.org
Revive - Beliefs of an Old Past (Cover Artwork)

Revive

Revive: Beliefs of an Old PastBeliefs of an Old Past (2007)
Europe

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
User Rating:


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Revive are a French hardcore band who are well-versed in the North American stylings of it all. Beliefs of an Old Past takes typical traits like tempo changes, gang vocals, breakdowns, "whoa"s, and melodic singing and gives them new life...revives them, if you will. Now that I've filled the chees.
iTunes StoreAmazon


Revive are a French hardcore band who are well-versed in the North American stylings of it all. Beliefs of an Old Past takes typical traits like tempo changes, gang vocals, breakdowns, "whoa"s, and melodic singing and gives them new life...revives them, if you will.

Now that I've filled the cheesy pun quota, I'll reiterate that if you like the fiery nature of Verse and the healthy youth crew melody of bands like Final Fight you should find a lot to like on Beliefs of an Old Past. Despite some absurdly wordy song titles ("Conscience on the Path of No Return," "Ordinary Day Somewhere in the World," "Reflection on Flackening" [seriously, what the fuck is flackening??]), Revive have an otherwise pretty good command of the English language, usually tackling standard hardcore topics but sounding sincere all along.

Standouts include "Ordinary Day Somewhere in the World" and "Conscience on the Path of No Return," where Revive know exactly where to place those gang vocals, and which erupt in short and completely effective bursts. Both songs also mix up the pace wonderfully and march along with a strong but not overbearing intensity. You can tell by these and select others that Revive's songwriting is simply together.

Having been at the game for seven years, Revive make that absolutely clear on Beliefs of an Old Past with a great performance made audible by a great recording. If you don't mind the surprising bits of clean but well-integrated singing, Beliefs of an Old Past should make for a thoroughly enjoyable listen of hardcore punk.

STREAM
Ordinary Day Somewhere in the World
Life to Defy

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
The Ataris - So Long, AstoriaBigwig - Unmerry MelodiesNo Motiv - LolaFairweather - LusitaniaBandits of the Acoustic Revolution - A Call to Arms5¢ Deposit - We Have Your Daughter!Boys Night Out - Make Yourself SickStrike Anywhere - Exit EnglishScary Kids Scaring Kids - After DarkPinhead Gunpowder - Compulsive Disclosure

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (April 20, 2007)

"Well-versed", eh?

I see what you did there.

-r3venge therapy

Exclusive Streams

Sponsored


Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go