Revolver (Century Media)
By: Mike SOS
The Haunted return, with an old friend in tow, as former vocalist Peter Dolving comes back to the fold on Revolver, a scolding blend of Swedish aggression and menacing metallic might. 13 tracks deep of impenetrable metal is what tracks like the ominous crawl of "Abysmal" and the uplifting anthemic guitar work of "All Against All" bring to the dance, which is actually more like a mosh when you consider this quintet's penchant for chugging riffs and hyper speed percussive work. The Haunted have undergone many lineup changes throughout its career, yet at this time, songs like the Pantera-esque slow burn of "Burnt to a Shell" and the mutated hardcore piece "Who Will Decide" (complete with vocals from Sick of it All's Lou Koller) finds the band sounding effortlessly brilliant. For a metal wake up call, check out Revolver and feel the fire firsthand.
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