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With original vocalist Peter Dolving and his demented shriek back on the mic after a two-album hiatus, the Haunted have released yet another classic piece of metallic goodness. While rEVOLVEr isn't a dark, disturbing masterpiece in the vein of its predecessor One Kill Wonder, it does deliver the goods with a mix of warp-speed thrash and crushingly heavy, more groove-laden stuff. Naturally, the musicianship is top-notch, sounding a lot like Slayer without the goofy excess that has marked even that band's better work. Pushing the Haunted's trademark intensity to almost pornographic levels, the songs on rEVOLVEr are marked mainly by the band's devastating two-guitar onslaught and some of the tightest and most maniacal drumming this side of the grindcore genre.Read more ›
They kill it.
This is in every conceivable way better than Slipknot, Killswitch Engage or basically any other metalcore/mallcore band that has been made to this day.
Why you may ask?
Because they add genuine anger to their music, and not just manufactured angst to sell records to angry teenagers. They also have musical talent, with the Bjorler brothers's thrashy guitaring(/bassing) and Adrian Erlanndsson's amazingly heavy and fast(but not tasteless like Dimmu Borgir) drumming. This album has basically confirmed to me that anything America has done on the metal scene, Sweden has done better.
The first thing noticeable about this album is that their first singer PETER DOLVING is back at the helm. Loved marco's stuff with the haunted but always thought dolving was the best. He's got such a good clean voice. He screams and shouts and does it fast at times, gives their music a old school punk feel but without all the gayness that comes along with (most) punk bands (of any time era).
The next thing that pops into focus is the name of the album. It's called revolver. This seems normal, since it's the haunted we are talking about: guns are always mentioned in their albums. But what is this? It's called rEVOLVEr. Don't get scared. This doesn't mean they lost their thrash metal roots and went pop mainstream. But they did evolve a little. There is more to the songs now, some are longer than typical haunted. And dolving sings now! It's the coolest singing voice ever, well one of them. It's got a country serial killer twang to it, has to be heard to be believed.
Another thing they changed is that some of the songs are slower than their past stuff. I don't mean slow as in ballad. The songs still got that thrashy chug chug sound but they put GROOVE and SLUDGE into some of the songs and it sounds GREAT.
Also, the "swedish" feel to their riffs are back. One kill wonder sound more american but this one sounds swedish like their first one.
All in all, this is the biggest suprise of the year for me. album of the year behind the new megadeth and new iced earth.
thrash fans. the haunted fans. metal fans. all must buy this.
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I HAD HEARD ABOUT THIS CD FOR AWHILE NOW,AND WELL I FINALLY BOUGHT IT.I LIKE IT.EVERY SONG IS SICK.I'M GONNA BE LOOKING INTO OTHER CD'S FROM THE HAUNTED. Read morePublished on April 11, 2008 by Juan M. Mendoza
This is one of the best metal albums of all time. Dolving comes back to The Haunted with a vengence and passion that will rip your face off. Read morePublished on December 4, 2007 by S. OBrien
This is what the new Metallica should have sounded like. The Haunted gave me hope that the Metal genre was not going to crumble and fade away to be taken over by garbage pop punk. Read morePublished on May 29, 2007 by Nicholas P. Maurstad
Are The Haunted the best band in metal?? They make a strong case for that title with one of the best and most complete albums I have heard in a long time. Read morePublished on November 20, 2006 by SyMaster20
This is to date the best Haunted CD that has come out so far.
No Compromise: Fades in after about 25 seconds and pretty good song after 8/10
99: I think... Read more
This latest release by The Haunted starts off promising with the scorching "No Compromise"
coming hard out of the gates, but quickly falters as they fail to capitalize... Read more
This is one of the best releases in the genre. These guys do it as good or better than anyone else in the metal world right now. Read morePublished on January 31, 2006 by bedfast
This band has had many sound changes over their career, but this is by far their best CD to date!!!
This CD stayed in my player for a month straight, I could not get... Read more
This is the best metal band to come out in years since Slayer. Dolving has the most intense scream and his voice is the most pissed off power tool of an instrument. Read morePublished on December 14, 2005 by Dennis W. Alvey