90 / 100
"… good amount of elements such as clean female and male voices, acoustic parts … something that I identify as Opera Rock … a lot of atmosphere … and of course on the cusp, all the power of Power Metal at full speed …"
9 / 10
"… nothing short of excellent … lends itself in many ways to emotive subjects and the opener ‘Danger Silence Control’ is Power Metal at its best … the level goes up a notch on tracks such as ‘Stars Of The Night Before’ and ‘Mary And The Children’ which are high-speed riff masterclasses with hooks a plenty."
9 / 10
"… an interesting proposal product of the musical experience of their members coupled with the presence of musicians of different genres within the world Metal scene … an album that begins to lay the foundations of Melodic Power Metal characterized by sticky and rhythmic songs in combination with the intensity and speed in the performance of musical instruments that illustrates an historical event of great importance."
9 / 10
"… a real jewel …"
4 / 5
"Technically the band is on a high level and the songs are convincing despite the diversity almost without exception ... in the whole, with the lyrical concept, here is even a great album, which needs a few runs, but then really ignites."
8 / 10
"… a great album with compelling and complex elements."
75 / 100
"… a well-kept and researched album … with a certain retro flavor that goes well with the proposal of the band … expresses a high average quality … fascinating and involving … welcome back, REVOLTONS!"
7,5 / 10
"… really powerful … more direct … good return."
(World Of Metal)
3,5 / 5
"REVOLTONS’s brand of Power Metal incorporates elements of thrash and prog to create songs that have creative arrangements along with substantial melodies."
(Heavy Music Headquarters)
3,5 / 5
"… deserves respect and consideration … some songs are simply fantastic, you will understand why the exam is widely passed …"
(All Around Metal)
"… mix of Power, Thrash and classic Metal with some strong prog leanings … worth listening to a few times to allow full access to the joys it holds (I mean musically as it is a terribly sad story) … there is enough evidence to suggest they could pick up an audience in other parts of the world …"
Underwater Bells Pt. 2: October 9th 1963 Act 1
February 7, 2020
Eight years after their last album "386 High Street North: Come Back to Eternity", Italian POWER METAL experts REVOLTONS are finally returning to the global scene.
The equally playful and epic mix, which is clearly influenced by bands like Symphony X, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden and Helloween, is actually typical of the formation's home country.
This time, the musicians skillfully insert various cross-references to the Thrash and Progressive camp into the fluidly instrumented base made of classic Metal elements.
[ Pic: Alex Corona, Andro & Simone Zimon Sut ]
The content of the new and fifth album "Underwater Bells Pt. 2: October 9th 1963 - Act 1" revolves around the devastating catastrophe of October 9, 1963, when the Vajont dam in the Alps in northeastern Italy was overwhelmed by a tidal wave, what became known as the 'Vajont disaster'.
Caused by a massive landslide from Monte Toc into the Vajont reservoir, gigantic masses of water subsequently poured down the valley, whereby the town of Longarone, the towns of Faé, Villanova and Erto and five others were completely destroyed.
The tragic accident, which happened 100 km north of Venice, led to over 2.500 deaths. To date, more than half of the victims have not been found. Since some of the band members come directly from Vajont, REVOLTONS also want to do important remembrance work with the new release.
[ Cover art: Moreno Tomasetic, Andro, Alex Corona & Simone Zimon Sut ]
With the individually and naturally vocalizing front man Andras, REVOLTONS, launched in 1991, have a capable singer.
Various guest musicians from the Italian Metal scene are represented on the new output with their respective contributions - and with Mr. Blaze Bayley a respected celebrity could be won, which can be heard in the song "Grandmasters Of Death".
The broad musical repertoire of this undoubtedly very talented group enables seemingly innumerable ideas to appear, on the one hand powerfully and punchy as well as technically demanding.
And whether with impetuously galloping guitar and drum advances, carried mid-tempo parts, contemplative-ballad-like notes or in the midst of complex arrangements: "Underwater Bells Pt. 2: October 9th 1963 - Act 1" is definitely an extremely promising release! (Markus Eck)
REVOLTONS • Online:
01. Danger Silence Control 04:37
02. The Stars Of The Night Before 04.07
03. Slowmotion Apocalypse 00.49
04. Mary And The Children 04.02
05. October 9th 1963 04.45
06. Erase New Earth Lord 04.39
07. Hypnos And Thanatos 03.32
08. Primal Shock 02.36
09. The Powerless Wrath 04.44
10. Criminal Organism 03.39
11. Grandmasters Of Death 10.11
12. Through The Years 03.49
total: 51.29 min.
Andras Csaszar • Vocals
Alex Corona • Guitars
Matt Corona • Guitars
Roberto Sarcina • Bass
Elvis Ortolan • Drums
2003 • Night Visions (Full-length)
2007 • Lost Remembrance (Full-length)
2009 • Underwater Bells (Full-length)
2012 • 386 High Street North: Come Back To Eternity (Full-length)
2020 • Underwater Bells Pt. 2 - October 9th 1963 - Act 1 (Full-length)
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