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Armored Saint - Revelation (9/10) - USA - 2000

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 62:13
Band homepage: Armored Saint


  1. Pay Dirt
  2. The Pillar
  3. After Me, The Flood
  4. Tension
  5. Creepy Feelings
  6. Damaged
  7. Den Of Thieves
  8. Control Issues
  9. No Me Digas
  10. Deep Rooted Anger
  11. What's Your Pleasure
  12. Upon My Departure
Armored Saint - Revelation

It's been nine years overall, but now finally the time has come. After the "Symbol Of Salvation", the armoured saints from East L.A. now offer us some "Revelation". As all of the past albums reached status as classic, I was quite excited when I put the new album into my player for the first time - and they didn't disappoint me!

The opener "Pay Dirt" is a dynamic mid-tempo-rocker, which catches to your ear immediately and won't get out for some while. But also the rest is full of potential hits: the fast "Tension", "Creepy Feelings" (from the 89-demo, a future classic for sure), my personal fave "Den Of Thieves" (without doubt the "Last Train Home" of "Revelation"), the driving "What's Your Pleasure" (co-written by Jeff Prichard (R.I.P.)) and the Flamenco-rocker "No Me Digas", including Spanish lyrics.

Add to that a great production and you have an album that masters the split between modern sound and the traditional ARMORED SAINT-vibe perfectly. Contrary to many comeback-albums "Revelation" is a CD that the old fans just have to love and at the same time a great opportunity to discover this band!

Alexander Melzer

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