Friday, December 31, 2010


90's Death Metal Week, Part 4

Paul Ledney is a busy guy. Sure, he played drums in Incantation for a bit, but everyone played in Incantation for a bit, right? Seriously, EVERYONE. But Ledney's done a shitload of other stuff too, such as his one-man black-wizard-metal project Havohej, which followed stints in Toten and Abomination, which led to ANOTHER solo project called Crowned In Semen, which followed a joke band called Connecticut Cocksuckers--all of which happened while he was being all creepy and naked in Profanatica. Dude's kind of a schizophrenic genius, no big deal.
But what was quite possibly Ledney's finest hour was the time he spent in New Jersey's Revenant, a brilliant, Lovecraft-obsessed death-thrash juggernaut that released only one spectacular full-length in 1991. Sure, we've already walked some well-trodden ground during the course of this 90's Death Metal Week, exploring the wonders of some wholly generic DM from around the globe, but Revenant was onto some truly Next Level Shit way back when, wandering into similar territories of otherworldly dissonance as the mighty Morbid Angel during the course of several 7+ minute tracks on Dying World. Long story short, this fucking album is just plain REALLY GOOD and REALLY WEIRD, and any Hessian worth his spikes should know it cover to cover. Thinking man's moshfest? Moshing man's thinkfest?
Fuck it, Bro. Just play it LOUD.

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Ambassador MAGMA said...

He is a fucking genius.

I've never heard of this but I can't fucking wait for this world to die, so bring on the fucking prophecies.

Anonymous said...

That album cover is reason enough for me to check this out. Cheers.

The Thing That Should Not Be said...

As ever, Cobras is bang-on the money. This album is fucking INCREDIBLE and the fact that it's out of print is a fucking CRIME. I listen to Revenant EVERY WEEK at least once.

abdul alhazred said...

Yeah, this is a good one. I've always loved that weird cover.

Asa said...

This is a great album. Excellent choice, Shelbert.

ZAZZ said...

This album is and always will be a classic