|Having been a gigantic fan of The Prophecy since being pummeled by 2003's 'Ashes', I waited with baited breath for 'Revelations' to finally arrive in the post. Upon finally arriving, I hurriedly put it on, and gave it a few eager listens. Admittingly, I was somewhat skeptical about this release, having heard much praise and positive reviews prior to receiving it. This had happened many, many times in the past - an expectation of greatness only to be let down by the final product. Would I again fall victim to the hype?|
Not this time! Not only does 'Revelations' build on the solid foundation of 'Ashes', but it easily exceeds it in every way fathomable. Musically, the band has grown, and are able to more easily express themselves through strong songwriting than ever before. The clarity of emotion is more upfront than in any of The Prophecy's previous releases.
The Prophecy have always been sublime lyrically, and 'Revelations' is no exception. This release contains some of the most powerful lyrical content I have ever heard in a Doom release. If I had to compare them to another band, Mourning Beloveth would most easily spring to mind.
The sheer emotion that runs through this release is evident from the first track all the way until the end of the album. With a runtime of over an hour, this was not a simple task! My favorite track would have to be 'Revelations' fourth, 'Willow's Hope'. It is a truly beautiful song with inspired lyrics, and a fluid, emotionally charged melody that suit them perfectly. Fantastic.
Picking fault in 'Revelations' is very hard, as it is everything you could really expect or want from a Doom release. It is rife with melancholy and filled with emotion. I cannot recommend 'Revelations' enough! This release is proof that the UK will always be at the forefront of Doom Metal. Long may The Prophecy reign as Death/Doom Gods!
4. Willow's Hope
6. Of Darkness
Duration : Approx. 68 minutes.
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