July 11, 2008

Revenge - Infiltration. Downfall. Death. (Anti-Goth, 2008)...

Punishment and reward…Listening to “Infiltration.Downfall.Death” is at once a painful and exhilarating experience for those who can understand its purpose and appreciate its power. Those squeamish cowards for whom this album does not evoke such a strong response were simply not meant to understand it. Not since “War Cult Supremacy” has an album decimated the listener in so vile a manner as Revenge have done with this, their third full-length album. The new anthems of superiority and subjugation presented on “Infiltration.Downfall.Death” are the purest embodiment of violence recorded this decade. Within the first cacophonous seconds of ‘Death Heritage’, the listener is dragged unwittingly into the chaos. J. Read (Conqueror, Axis of Advance) and P. Helmkamp (Order From Chaos, Angelcorpse) are veterans in crafting the sound of total annihilation and have brought their songwriting and playing to a new peak of extremity with this recording. Cold, bitter, and brutal, Revenge leave nothing to chance with these songs. Every chord change and drum fill has been calculated to channel the most intense form of disgust and contempt. It is this quality of total control against a backdrop of disorder, suffering, and war that sets “Infiltration.Downfall.Death” apart from the meager output that passes for extreme metal these days. This album is not some childish attempt to rebel against politically correct society just for the sake of rebelling, nor is it rooted in a fantasy world of Satan and magick. This album is firmly rooted in reality.



  1. You really know how to work a soft sell, eh?

    I like the description.

  2. I love the description. Unfortunately, it's better than the album (my humble opinion). It's just not ugly enough for me. It seems too macho and American.

  3. i completely agree with the description, raw and brutal, no mercy, primitive... i m listening to music since many years and to various extreme genres like harsh noise, industrial... and i love this record, full of anger and true feelings of hate. Cant say that these guys don t believe in what they say, no fucking poserz

  4. this band is totally morally reprehensible, but musically, I love it. I love it's macho American-ness??!!?!

    They're Canadian!

  5. Twin Uzis in HyruleMonday, March 02, 2009

    This is fucking vicious!!! Thank you.

  6. Interesting but I don't like that word "Punishment" brought me some bad memories... it's just a word but at the same time is one of the awful confabulations. Anyway, I've got open mind and I will find the album because I like those sounds. 23jj