Released in August 2017, False Hope Cruelty is the new album from Swedish death metal band, Revenge Prevails.
A nasty mix of death, black & thrash metal. False Hope Cruelty is 11 tracks of low, dirty & punchy riffs & hooks, scratchy higher vocals & deep, thumping roars & growls.
Take Bliss is a Hoax as a great example of what Revenge Prevails can go. Crushing heaviness, rhythmic drumming & even a bit of melody within the vocals. It’s the second track in & it’s an early highlight, one worth getting excited about.
The deeper tone that drives the riffs & drums continues into the groovy Underworld, the black-metal beat of Shapeshifter Dawn and the imaginative, slow darkness of The Creation of Destruction Part II (Minions of the Gloom).
False Hope Cruelty might be a long album but it’s certainly not lacking in excitement or inventiveness. Credit to Revenge Prevails for crafting an impressive release that keeps delivering as track after track of head-banging gold goes by. There is no running out of steam here as the bassy intro of My Remedy a Blade kicks it up a notch to deliver evil vocals & enjoyable hard rhythm. Before Levitate and Linger closes things with blood-pumping, fist-punching groove.
Revenge Prevails – False Hope Cruelty Full Track Listing:
1. Into the Depths
2. Bliss is a Hoax
4. Shapeshifter Dawn
6. The Creation of Destruction Part II (Minions of the Gloom)
7. Habeas Corpus
8. Wings of Wax
9. Roots of Veins Bleeding
10. My Remedy a Blade
11. Levitate and Linger
Revenge Prevails - False Hope Cruelty (Self Released)
- The Final Score - 8.5/108.5/10