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Review: Violent Revolution - State of Unrest
Violent Revolution
State of Unrest

Label: Iron Shield Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 36:04
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: November 15, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.43/5 (68.57%) (7 Votes)

From Phoenix, Arizona, comes this next four-piece outfit named Violent Revolution; a Thrash Metal band that has been around for just about two years.

State of Unrest is the title of these fellows' debut album, and musically we talk about a pretty heavy, mostly fast but also partly mid-paced sounding Thrash Metal that brings to mind such names as Anthrax, Sacred Reich, Vio-lence, D.R.I. and Cro-Mags (with a slight Crossover/Hardcore feel to it). In other words, they use a known and familiar old school recipe to churn out Thrash.

The band's meaty, spine-breaking Thrash Metal is thoroughly enjoyable, taking us back to the heydays of the genre: the mighty 80s. The riffage is truly spot-on, John's drumming is precise and Don's dry and Crossover-ish vocal delivery tells you that you should take them seriously; they are the real deal. State of Unrest won't leave any thrashers and crossover fans cold, that's for sure. For the Sabbath fans, Violent Revolution do have an extra card hidden in their sleeve too. Just be sure to listen to the whole disc right to the end...

I can also envision what kind of audience a band like Violent Revolution draws to their shows. Not only just metal heads but also punks and crossover maniacs. That's how it was for bands like Anthrax and Cro-Mags back in the day. Violent Revolution's music is bound to cause huge moshpits wherever they may play, no doubt. Their entertainment value is obviously high, so if you get a chance, go to see them live.

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