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Revenge: Spitting Fire
Revenge - Spitting Fire CD Album Review

Revenge: Spitting Fire

Heavy/Speed Metal

Hailing from Medellin, the cocaine capitol of Colombia, metal maniacs Revenge have been delivering their version of speed metal since 2002. In the past 16 years they've released demos, singles, and numerous studio albums, including their latest and seventh album, Spitting Fire. Originally released in South American in October, the album gets dropped into the European theater via the Iron Shield Records label.

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I basically gave everything away in the first sentence of the first paragraph. Revenge plays old school heavy speed metal, unashamedly and with no regard for modern heavy metal trends. All eight songs within Spitting Fire follow the same formula: start fast, shift into fifth gear, and put the pedal to the proverbial metal. The riffage is brisk, sharp, and vigorous, and the rhythm section keeps the momentum going with nitro-fueled power. The goal of all these things is fundamental: get to the blazing guitar solos that soar like 4th of July bottle rockets in every song. Some songs may have a heavier start such as Will To Death or Sadistic Cruelty, but the speed metal still rules both songs. However, the most interesting (and entertaining) song here is the new version of Infernal Angels, from Revenge's 2003 demo. It reminds more of traditional heavy metal, where the speed is moderated and the rock groove is more forward. In the end, if you love uncompromising Eighties old school heavy speed metal, then you'll want to discover Colombia's Revenge and their latest speed demon Spitting Fire. - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

The Bottom Line

If you love uncompromising old school speed metal, then you'll want to discover Colombia's Revenge and their latest speed demon Spitting Fire. Recommended.

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