SLAUGHTER “Revolution” – 1997 Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!
SLAUGHTER REVOLUTION – STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!
SLAUGHTER REVOLUTION – This fourth studio album from Slaughter, Revolution, may not bestow that same 90’s Arena-style Heavy Rock which skyrocketed this band up the charts; still this is a Slaughter album that deserves to be revisited for its Psychedelic backdrop meets late 90’s Hard Rock. Truthfully, the album cover is much more Psychedelic than the songs! Back when Post-Grunge was heating up the airwaves and Heavy Metal was not getting anymore love from the media, for me, Slaughter honestly released a very memorable album with Revolution back in 1997.
The vocals of Mark Slaughter are toned down here and there on Revolution, yet Tongue n’ Groove is a song that Mark Slaughter nails with excitement! Believe me, Mark Slaughter has his classic moments, vocally, on this album. There’s something about the ambiance of it all, some special Slaughter potion was added here that makes this album still Rock like crazy for me. The album opener American Pie makes me feel like it’s 1970; only in a good way. This American Pie song has all the retro/Psychedelic flavor one could ask for and it seriously sucks me right in.
The (legendary) Joe Walsh gem from 1973, Rocky Mountain Way, is covered here by Slaughter and it sounds exceptionally groovy. Metal as my witness, Slaughter made this song their own… still, the original can never be topped. From beginning to end, Revolution is worthy of listening to in its entirety. I truly don’t want to skip a song on Revolution, each time I listen to it. A sad fact about Revolution is it’s the last time guitarist Tim Kelly would shine on a Slaughter studio album. Tim Kelly had passed away in an automobile accident the following year of 1998.
I’ve seen Revolution for sale on Amazon.com as an import CD, along with the MP3 album. If you’re looking to get your ears into a 90’s Hard Rock album without all the bells and whistles featuring the flavor-of-the-month from that era, then Revolution from Slaughter just might do the Rockin’ trick. By the way, my media version of Revolution is on cassette and it sounds grand while I’m driving my 2000 Ford Taurus. Metal be thy name.
REVOLUTION – Track Listing:
1. American Pie
2. Heaven It Cries
3. Tongue n’ Groove
4. Can We Find a Way
5. Stuck on You
6. Hard to Say Good-Bye
9. Heat of the Moment
10. Rocky Mountain Way
11. You’re My Everything
12. I’m Gone
SLAUGHTER Lineup On Revolution:
Mark Slaughter – “The Voice”, Guitars & Keyboards
Dana Strum – Bass, Vocals
Tim Kelly – Guitars & Vocals
Blas Elias – Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Revolution was produced and arranged by Dana Strum and Mark Slaughter; album was recorded and mixed by Dana Strum.
Revolution was released via CMC International Records.
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LONG LIVE SLAUGHTER.
Rest In Peace, Tim Kelly.