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Rude Revelation - "Lost in Entropy" (CD)

Rude Revelation - "Lost in Entropy" CD cover image

"Lost in Entropy" track listing:

1. Prologue
2. Defiled 15
3. Banalite Illimitee
4. There is No God
5. Justified Revenge
6. Now That Love and Hate Converge
7. Interlude
8. The Mass is the Master
9. Rejected Remains of Oblivion
10. Lost in Entropy
11. Evening Prayer
12. Waiting
13. Epilogue

Reviewed by on October 3, 2010

"With as many genres as the band splices together, it's sure to make fans of many different metal heads, and maybe some who aren’t even that into metal."

Looking at the cover of “Lost in Entropy” by Rude Revelation, you don’t have a clear idea of what genre it could be, like many other albums strive to do. Upon listening to it, I found a mix of thrash, punk, industrial, goth, and hard rock/classic metal. The young Luxembourgish band, which has only been around for three years now, has a very promising and rich sound. Every song is energetic and exciting without them all sounding the same. And the band is fronted by a woman. It’s almost hard to tell her gender when she growls, but her beautiful singing voice in some parts gives it away. I must also mention that I’ve never seen a completely black CD before.

Noemie Leer proves her vocal prowess in the first song (after the prologue) “Defiled 15” by mixing her gorgeous singing voice and guttural growls. I had to make sure that she was the only person signing because it’s such a big difference between the two styles. “There is No God” and “Now That Love and Hate Converge” are also notable for her great clean vocals, and every other song is made richer by her ripping screams. Drummer Andre Millim also does great work throughout, keeping up with the tempo and style changes that frequent the album. I was very focused on his work in “There is No God,” as his speed is something to hear.

The guitars by Raphael Gambuto and Jonas Lippert give the album its hard rock edge. The breakdowns and solos are almost reminiscent of your favorite 80s and 90s rock bands like Pantera or Slayer. But these boys show that they have as much range as the rest of their band mates playing hard rock to classic metal to slow and grindy. You can hear the rock riffs in “Banalite Illimitee” and “Justified Revenge.” My favorite guitar part was the sexy, bluesy rock opening to “Rejected Remains of Oblivion.” “The Mass is the Master” was also super-fast and thrashy.

I was quite impressed by this band that’s only been around since 2007. With as many genres as the band splices together, it's sure to make fans of many different metal heads, and maybe some who aren’t even that into metal.

Highs: Lots of variety genre-wise.

Lows: Too many songs, the album takes a while to listen to (if you call that a problem.)

Bottom line: A great listen for any metal fan.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls
4.5 out of 5 skulls


Key
Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)