Genre : Black/Death Metal
Location : Germany
Release title : Live From The Crypts Of Horror
Release type : Full length CD limited to 300, first 100 copies have autographed thank you card
Release year : 2017
Label : Raw Skull Recordz
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1. Emissary Of All Plagues
2. Casket Ride
4. Fortress Of Doom
5. Death Kult Legions
7. Servants Of The Deathkult
8. Torture Throne
9. In The Name Of The Flesh
10. Doctor Doctor
Total time : 45:53
Recorded live in 2017 at Club Vortex in Siegen, Germany, Revel In Flesh's "Live From The Crypts Of Horror" is exactly that. Like a legion of possessed undead corpses, the band's sound is as Deathly Black as they come. Consisting of Maggesson - Lead Guitars, Herrmannsgard - Gutars, Gotzhammer - Bass, Haubersson - Vocals, and former member Vogtsson on drums, the unit is unshakeable, tighter than a nun. Live rawness and grit is still in abundance here, however, and with this limited CD (300 copies), Revel In Flesh have something hot on their hands.
Haubersson's throat ripping vocals are capable of a high screech down to a rumbling growl, leading Revel In Flesh high into the Black/Death stakes. Spooky and horrifying to the max, the entire package is a crypt-robbing, corpse-infested, blackened Horror fest of Metal excess. Ten tracks of harrowing Horror lay down a convincing consistency of accomplished songwriting and execution. Uncompromising in its extremity and heavy onslaught, Revel In Flesh kick the fuck out of every ass in the house.
Every song is uptempo, often pushing forward with fist-pumping yells to the crowd, and yet there is variety every time. The drums shine with well-rounded bass tones, and a decimating attack. Layers of guitar create an eerie melodic enhancement throughout, a wide variety of patterns and ghostly harmonics in the relentless riffs and lead themes. The two-guitar team of Herrmannsgard and Maggesson prove a force to be reckoned with. Sweating blood and bullets, Revel In Flesh smash the stage in this live gorefest of creepy Black/Death rage.
"Emissary Of All Plagues" opens and all Hell breaks loose. The opening riff of "Fortress Of Gloom" builds nicely as the band comes in, into a harrowing maelstrom of dark towers and teeming cobwebs. The looming doom of "CryptCrawler" pounds down unrelentingly, evoking images of corpse-eating ghouls and whatnot. Haubersson's guttural vocals are foreboding and ocassionally rise to a high Death pigsqueal. Unexpectedly, the band end the evening with a cover of UFO's "Doctor Doctor", performed suitably in Black/Death style.
Undoubtedly an ass-kicker of an album, this is extreme Metal the way it's meant to come off live. Well produced but still maintaining its rawness, the set is a barnstormer that burns you up in dark spooky hellfire. In fact, one of the better live albums I have heard by an extreme Metal band. Check it out and you will agree. Only a few copies left at Raw Skull Recordz!