|Review: Reviolence - Violent Phoenix|
Year released: 2008
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: February 28, 2008
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Reviolence play a rather light style of Thrash that mixes the old school with the "modern Thrash". There's some Slayer influence on the guitars, and even a little bit of Maiden here and there. This is definitely not all-guns-blazing Thrash, but rather a mid-paced, not overly style that flirts quite a bit with good old plain Heavy Metal rather than Thrash. This never gets too fast nor too brutal, a pace akin to Slayer's slowest numbers - but let's not overdo the Slayer comparisons here. The vocals are clean with just enough aggression to give an added edge to the songs. Violent Phoenix is done well, with a couple of headbangable moments, but it lacks conviction and there's really nothing here that you haven't heard before. If the intensity was there, this would be forgivable, but in this case this is a little too plain for my taste. Still a band I'll keep an eye on, however.
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