Genre/Influences: Industrial-rock & shoegaze.
Background/Info: Rev Rev Rev is an Italian formation influenced by good-old shoegaze music. They self-released a debut album in 2013 and are now striking back –after having joined Fuzz Club, with their new opus. The title of the album is taken from a psychedelic drink used during rites in Ancient Greece.
Content: “Kykeon” is much more than simply shoegaze. There also is a solid industrial touch running through the work. It creates a real heavy production, dominated by industrial guitar play. The album features 10 songs, which are also characterized by an impressive production. It injects extra power in the songs. The vocals don’t exactly feel as the major element from the production, but they clearly inject some diversity.
+ + + : First there’s the package, which says that much more than listening to music on digital platforms. This is a cool and styled digipak. Next there’s the sound of this band, which brings industrial- and shoegaze music together. I don’t know that much formations mixing both influences together, creating an imaginary hybrid between Jesus & Mary Chain and The Swans. The guitar play is absolutely impressive, injecting a true spirit to the work. There are several cool songs featured, but I especially recommend “Sealand” ending into a great climax.
– – – : Some parts are a little less repetitive, but you don’t hear me complaining.
Conclusion: Rev Rev Rev is an interesting discovery, which I strongly recommend. This is definitely a band to keep an eye on.
Best songs: “Sealand”, “”Adrift In The Chaosmos”, “One Illusion Is Very Much Like Another”, “3 Not 3”.