REVEL IN FLESH - Deathevokation CD
Genre: Death Metal
Here's a German death metal act taking their name from a ENTOMBED song (from Left Hand Path no less) as well as playing old school to the hilt. They even have Dan Swano doing the mastering. It's obvious that on here these krauts like things heavy, aggressive as well as nostalgic. That latter part might be pushing REVEL IN FLESH into tribute band territory. I'm surprised they didn't move over to Sweden and take up full residency. Strangely enough this band, started in 2011, was spawned from the ashes of IMMORTAL RITES as well as DAWN OF DREAMS who were both melodic black metal acts.
There's nothing blackened on Deathevokation in fact the album title is more than just a play on words it's an explanation. This could have just been a collection of covers by ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER and GRAVE. While I understand we're still in the midst of an OSDM (old school death metal) revival. As well as the whole purpose of said revival was to bring back those late 80's / early 90's influences. I think it's about time to separate the bands who sound cool from those who just paint by the numbers. REVEL IN FLESH for as cool as they sound are not any better or equal to the ones they've patterned themselves after.