Revogar ‘Conqueror of the Unholy Light’
Album Review By Adam McCann
Independent Release/Black/Death Metal
When it comes to the more brutal ends of the heavy metal spectrum, Brazil has always managed to add that masterstroke of genius; bands like Sepultura, Sarcófago and Vulcano have always managed to go head to head with their European and American cousins. Yet, beneath the first bands that come to mind when Brazil is mentioned are thousands more plying their trade and working exceptionally hard to deliver top drawer heavy metal.
One such band are Revogar, after jumping on the scene in 2010 with their decent debut album ‘Vale dos Suicidas’, the band have been in and out of conscious thought delivering an EP ‘Behind the Throne of God’ in 2012 and a compilation of works in 2017. However, finally this year has Revogar return with their latest EP ‘Conqueror of the Unholy Light’.
Clocking in at just over fifteen minutes, ‘Conqueror…’ does exactly what an EP should so; it gets in and out with some excellent tracks offering an insight into what is currently occurring within the world of Revogar. There are no brakes on the Revogar train and ‘Conqueror…’ is a relentless pummelling of death metal that also takes in touches of black metal, as a wall of sound powers tracks like ‘Crucifagium (Jesus Is Dead)’, ‘Ritualistic Brutalization’ and ‘War of Insanitification’ with the unforgiving nature of an Amazonian logging juggernaut.
However, the best thing about ‘Conqueror…’ is its length, any longer and it may become rather dull, but this is near perfect, it leaves the listener baying and wanting more and that is where the magic of ‘Conqueror…’ lies; it implores those listening to replay this album. But ultimately, what Revogar need is to see whether the band can do this once more over a second full-length studio album.
Rating : 79/100
MHF Magazine/Adam McCann