Revolver (The Haunted album)

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Revolver
Studio album by The Haunted
Released 18 October 2004
(see release history)
Recorded February–March 2004
(Studio Fredman)[1]
Genre Melodic death metal, groove metal, thrash metal
Length 47:11
Label Century Media
Producer Fredrik Nordström, Patrik J. Sten & The Haunted
The Haunted chronology
One Kill Wonder
(2003)
Revolver
(2004)
The Dead Eye
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Blabbermouth 8/10 stars
Chronicles of Chaos 10/10 stars
The Metal Observer 9/10 stars
Metal Rules 4.5/5 stars
Metal Storm 9/10 stars
PopMatters Positive

Revolver (stylized as rEVOLVEr) is the fourth studio album by Swedish metal band The Haunted.[2]

After having been absent for the last two studio albums, Peter Dolving was once again back in the band and provided the vocals for rEVOLVEr. He would remain with the band until he left once again in 2012.

As the album title attempts to make clear with its stylization (i.e. with the word "EVOLVE" printed in upper case letters between the two r's), the band made a conscious decision to slightly tweak ( or "evolve") its songwriting on this particular album. As a result, rEVOLVEr contains some elements that were hitherto absent on previous The Haunted albums. Although the album still contains examples of the band's familiar thrash metal sound (e.g. No Compromise, Sabotage, Sweet Relief), it features considerably more mid-paced riffing (e.g. 99, Burnt to a Shell, Fire Alive) than in any of their previous albums. Two of the tracks even have ballad elements interspersed in them (Abysmal and My Shadow). Also notable is that rEVOLVEr has quite a few instances of clean singing in it, although the vast majority of the vocal tracking was still done in The Haunted's traditional hardcore/metalcore style of screaming.

A limited edition digipak of this CD contained two bonus tracks, and different artwork.

A music video was made for "No Compromise" which featured Mark Greenway.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "No Compromise"   Anders Björler 3:44
2. "99"   Patrik Jensen, A. Björler 3:58
3. "Abysmal"   A. Björler 4:50
4. "Sabotage"   A. Björler 2:36
5. "All Against All"   A. Björler 4:34
6. "Sweet Relief"   A. Björler 3:28
7. "Burnt to a Shell"   Jensen 3:47
8. "Who Will Decide"   Jonas Björler, A. Björler 3:29
9. "Nothing Right"   Jensen 3:47
10. "Liquid Burns"   J. Björler, A. Björler 4:45
11. "My Shadow"   A. Björler 6:55
Total length:
47:11
  • The limited edition of the album contains the bonus tracks "Fire Alive" and "Smut King" at tracks 11 and 12, respectively. "My Shadow" was moved to track 13.
  • The Japanese release contains the bonus track "Out of Reach" at track 9, respectively. "Nothing Right" was moved to track 10. The bonus track "Smut King" is not on this edition. However, "Fire Alive" still remains at track 11, therefore keeping the album at 13 tracks.

Release history[edit]

Region Date
North America 19 October 2004

Personnel[edit]

Guest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives - The Haunted - rEVOLVEr". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ CMJ New Music Report - 2004 10 11 p49 "Singer Peter Dolving moved out of the Haunted's house in the late '90s, but came back home in 2003 — and new album rEVOLVEr marks his much-anticipated ..."