You've got to give Baltimore progressive doom metal band Revelation credit. They've persevered in the deadly music business for nearly 30 years as continuous DIY project, recording and, often, giving their music away for free. Once again, for their seventh album, Inner Harbor, the popular name of the harbor in Baltimore, you can download all the songs for free (or donation, if you wish) at the link above.
Once more, you also get typical Revelation. The songs of Inner Harbor are a hybrid of doom, stoner, blues, and psychedelic rock in a heavy melodic rock, sometimes metal, wrapper. There's nothing terribly speedy, nor is this sludge rock. Thankfully. But you do get the feeling Revelation never wants to rush anything from songwriting to recording to performing. There's also nothing modern about their sound. You might just as well jump into a time machine for a trip to 1974, and find the band playing. But their music has evolved, being more spacious and expansive by mixing tempos and those aforementioned styles in the arrangements. On this short, seven song, recording the most interesting compositions come within Inner Harbor, Rebecca at the Well, and An Allegory of Want. Revelation's Inner Harbor is definitely for those who like their doom or stoner rock with more ingenuity and less plodding. Recommended.
Revelation's Inner Harbor is definitely for those who like their doom or stoner rock with more ingenuity and less plodding atmosphere.
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