Threefold Law - Revenant [2011]

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Sunday, July 3, 2011

With a desire to satisfy a craving beyond mainstream rock, Threefold Law began in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006. Threefold Law pays homage to Black Sabbath, Kyuss, Trouble, Pentagram, Cathedral, and Down. The band’s music accentuates heavy riffs, crafted songwriting, and lyrical themes that expose the frailty of the human condition.

'Revenant', the successor of the the highly acclaimed USB flash drive “MMX” including the two EPs 'The Rede' and 'The Burning Time', is a concept album, which is based on the story of a desert traveler in ancient Persia that spends a night talking with the spirits of the ancients. There are five songs and four are named for the elementals (Earth, Air, Wind, Water). Track three is an acoustic instrumental called 'Interlude'. 'Revenant' features a free standalone website, including a full audio stream of the album and a companion eBook that James Thorn wrote. If you want to immerse yourself more deeply in the fascinating world of 'Revenant', I strongly recommend to read this eBook.

The concept and their artistic realisation is breathtaking but the musical adaptation is utterly heart-stopping. 'Revenant' is a very big surprise for all, who expected some similar to the 'The Rede' and 'The Burning Time' EPs. There are some tunes on 'Revenant', which remembers me to the traditional doom metal of former days, but this time Threefold Law goes far beyond the scope of the doom genre. There are elements of classic rock and seventies hard rock but without the typical pomp and circumstance. The transparent sound is clear and very unique and here and there minimalist. The guitar riffs and solos are hypnotic and the listener gets mesmerized by 'Revenant'. Drums and bass pump terrific in the rhythm of the heart beat and you wish that this journey never ends.

'Revenant' is a marvelous and a great experience and I listen to it again and again and with every time I'm more fascinated. Highly recommended!

In case you didn't know, Threefold Law recently won the Heavy Planet/The Soda Shop "March Bandness" Competition.

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