Reverence – Review by Quien Mueve Los Hilos (ES) 8/10
Reverence – gods of war (2015)
1.Gods of War 04:52
2.Heart of Gold 04:01
3.Until My Dying Breath 03:22
4.Angel in Black 05:04
5.Tear Down the Mountain 05:21
6.Blood of Heroes 04:24
7.Battle Cry 04:39
8.Choices Made 04:29
10.Cleansed by Fire 05:48
11.Race to Obscene 04:58
Steve “Doc” Wacholz – Drums
Pete Rossi – Guitars
Bryan Holland – Guitars
Todd Michael Hall – Vocals
Michael Massie – Bass
Reverence is a powerful American Power band that was created in 2010 and released his first album in 2012, very good indeed, although again I think this is overcome and confirm their status supergroup. A status that is given when you see him in the line-up have names like Steve “Doc” Wacholz (exSavatage), Todd Michael Hall (Jack Starr’s Burning Starr, Riot) or Bryan Holland exguiatrrista Tokyo Blade. But they do not stay only in famous names, that’s good, but they do honor to the fame that precedes them and they give us a lord disk.
Obviously, with such a roster of artists the paths of this album they pull the power used in life, but they know also give the modern touch that makes their songs are in full force and have a brutal punch. We must also say that production is to rise to the occasion.
The album starts very well with Gods of War, very few riffs start and an average time Savatage very classic taste, with an air Dio in his tune somewhat epic. Stop and rigor alone can not be more classic, a great way to start. Indeed, Todd and makes it clear from the beginning that is a spectacular level, if there was any doubt.
Heart of Gold is an issue of Power Use the entire life combined with riffs of European Power to Helloween, Gamma Ray in the chorus, as well as an environmental stop those who are written in the book of Heavy Metal with an illustrative graph indicating the pose and other details with a torn posterior accompanied by one flashy, very adicitvo.
Until My Dying Breath leaves us riitmos riffs and hard n ‘heavy, accompanied by a melodic solo that fits Todd taking his rock voice. Of note in this work the excellent role of the guitars, a bombproof classicism also low in this court also plays an important role.
Angel in Black is an average of Heavy Metal with multiple changes and choruses very accomplished, as throughout the album, combines melody with heavier riffs and groove, even with certain progressive air. Tear Down the Mountain is another part-time, this standard than the previous, very eighties, with a lot of melody and chorus.
Blood of Heroes begins with a powerful riff and Wacholz quality that comes out, the truth is that this immeasurable along all the work, and you do not get to be Savatage drummer accidentally. A highlight in this court the impressive guitar solo.
These Reverence know what they do and do not lift off the throttle at any time, each item is a blow of great quality, and so we come to Battle Cry, for me the album’s theme. It is a theme with a march more speed than is average. Todd sings the Thundersteel style Riot. The choirs are brilliant and get thrilling, but also the amount of their own, the quality and extent of the same is really overwhelming. Tops execution bent melody and riffs, all great song!
After the storm was necessary to reduce a little adrenaline levels and Choices Made is an issue that starts slow, but with a crescendo pace, with much heavy groove riffs, an issue that could be a combination of Malice and Iced Earth.
Splinter is the ballad of the album, reminds me of the people brought the GNR of good times, with much feeling, where everything seems focused on the execution of one of those who will bristle hair, while Doc is overrun changing rhythms with astonishing elegance.
We are approaching the end of the disc with very Cleansed by Fire line that dominates the album, with riffs with some oriental flavor to the Pentagram Turkish and even some flavor to Savatage in the riffs. The end point is set with Race to Obscene, a good topic but more modern style, less classic than anything heard before.
In short, this Gods of War the Reverence is positioned as one of the reference bands on the current scene of Heavy Power, with a musical bet that combines quality and addictiveness to very high levels, a music that is easy to hear and to enjoy a sound bomb, in a word.