Revent

Revent

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This L.A. trio's debut straddles the line between big-sounding, heavy alt-rock/old-style grunge, modern underground metal, prog rock, and bombastic classic rock. Given that, it's a surprise that the vocals and some of the textural elements are so languorous in contrast. Breaking the mold, Ian Madden's singing is more out of the Coldplay/U2/Muse yearning school, mixed with classic '70s hard rock singers like Ian Anderson, holding his notes for many extra breaths. And there are pregnant passages of more methodical musings betwixt the more standard smacking, until the massive drums of Josh Rosenblatt regain the sway. By mixing up the standard formula, will Revent be shut out of the narrow dictates of so many constituencies? Or interest them at all?

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