Disavowed
Revocation of The Fallen

Well, Well, Well! What do we have here?  The return of these fine sickos from Amsterdam Disavowed. Having been a fan of the band since their classic debut Perceptive Deception I was intrigued by what their third full length album has to offer and it does not disappoint at all.

Revocation of the Fallen is a ten track, thirty minutes plus slab of incredibly brutal, technical and generally well thought out death metal.  Wasting no time opening things up with “The Process of Comprehension” opens up with some unique rhythmic chugging and blasting to pair with the awesome vocals of Robbe K.  The guitar work of Daniel and Gerben is all over the fretboard and there are some excellent grooves and harmonies that go all with the intense drum work of Septimiu.

“The Enlightened One” continues the theme of unique guitar chugging triplets that transitioning into blast heavy accompaniment.  Disavowed do an excellent job throughout the album of mixing the technical and brutal elements while at the same time trying to keep things relatively musical and within time. There is a great break at the 1:35 which has some fun pinch harmonics.  Robbe K does not do near as much of the mic cupping technique as on previous Disavowed albums.   If anything, the vocal approach on Revocation of The Fallen is much more varied.  There is also a cool break at the 3:13 that makes for a fun change to build the end of the song.

The title track, “Revocation of The Fallen” has a bit of Suffocation vibe and Is first song on album that has a bit of a different feel from how the first two tracks start.  One thing I like about the record is that it is brutal and technical enough where i am kind of happy that there is not a plethora of guitar solos.  The riffs are for the most part interesting and intricate enough that I feel like the album does not need them.  Maybe a little bit of Deeds of Flesh vibe on this one as well.  Bassist Nils really makes his presence felt at the end of this one.   The overall flow of the record is what you would want in a death metal record.  Songs as short as two and half minutes and as long as four minutes which makes it pretty easy to listen to start to finish.

“Therapeutic Dissonance” is my favorite track on the album.  It starts off as more of a mid-paced almost Death Human era song and then starts bursting into a plethora of tempo changes.  At the 2:10 mark I swear they morph into Decapitated from the Nihility Era.

Overall, this is one of the best international death metal albums of the year and if you like pummeling well thought out brutal technical death metal you probably should pre-order this so you have it by the July 31st release.  Giving this one two Costco sized thumbs up.  Don’t miss!

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Written by Nick K
August 13th, 2020

Comments

  1. Commented by: J. Mays

    I’m really glad you recommended this… I dig it!


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