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RevoltRevolt: Wild Unraveling

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, RevoltRevolt was formed in 2007 by Chris Bock (electric and acoustic guitars, micro Korg, vocals) and is joined by Ben Wieland (drums, percussion, micro Korg), Jacob Fredrickson (bass guitar) and Mike Muir (electric guitar).

The band has released two albums prior to their latest EP Wild Unraveling.

The music combines drone, noise and '60s flavoured rock with a modern twist that is always highly listenable with some great melodies etched into the soundscape. The guitar work dominates the disc and really adds some cool effects and trippy meanderings. The lead vocals of Bock are laid back and catchy and are a nice fit for the band's mid-tempo grooves.

"Catch The Light" begins the disc with a somewhat dreamy feel and very much hearkens back to the sound of The Velvet Underground. "Wilderness" starts mellow before heavier garage style guitar workouts take hold. The guitar noise offers a spacier vibe at times. "Hold On Let's Let Go" features a pretty melody before the guitar gets more wild and intense. The time signature change is pretty cool leading to more guitar noise and dirtier riffs.

The most adventurous track has to be the album ending "Never Fade". A calming bass groove and droning guitar effects offer a slow build, like waves returning to the shore, slowly adding to the sound collage. In the background, underneath the noise, you can barely make out the operatic vocals of Emma Doupé. Then, much to my chagrin, we have one minute of silence. I never understood why bands do this, but alas, at least the music returns with some very trippy and spacey guitar sounds. This is certainly one of the best tracks on the disc.

These guys certainly have a ton of potential. I really look forward to hear what they do on a full length release.

Track Listing:
1. Catch The Light
2. Wilderness
3. Hold On Let's Let Go
4. Every Day Youth
5. Never Fade

Added: July 2nd 2015
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band's Official Site
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Language: english

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