Title - ‘Behold, the Sea itself!’ (Rock Ridge Music)
Artist - The Revere
As their very own website will tell you, The Revere is a power trio; energetic, dynamic, at times explosive and other times delicate. From Philadelphia, the band is made up of brothers Sean Kelly (guitar, vocals) and Pat Kelly (drums,vocals), and Michael Pearson on bass.
With the online success of their debut concept album The Great City the band then gave us an EP, Ashia. And now here in 2014 we get their latest concept album, Behold, the Sea itself! in a 2CD package that also contains their debut album along with the aforementioned EP!
Phase One of the CD doesn’t waste any time in getting to the raw power of the title track for as soon as the CD connects the vocals power on out immediately thereafter. Indeed, the title track is one of the best tracks on this new album and fully deserves to lead off what comes thereafter. And in this case it’s the guitar and drum heavy ‘Down At the Water’s Edge’ and then the quieter ‘Bring My Soul Back to Earth.’
The instrumental Smashing Pumpkinseque ‘The Vortex’ is next, as we head into Phase Two of the showcase, and is backed by both the guitar-laden ‘The Island King’ and the more pop vibe of ‘The Turning.’ The restful ballad of ‘The Exile’ is next and definitely slows the entire speeding train effect right down. Phase Two is then brought to a musical close with ‘The Ship,’ a track that fairly bounces along.
Phase Three of the album begins with the anthemia of ‘Beast,’ before the more sedate, highly melodic ‘Devona.’ The album is then rounded out by the Foo Fightersesque ‘The Portrait II’ before the album finally comes to a close with the lighter tones of ‘Epilogue: Lovely One.’
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