Reveal the Ravage

Label: Massacre Records
Three similar bands: Destruction/Exodus/Testament

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Innocent
2. Burn My Eyes
3. Blessed Be
4. Pick Your Poison
5. Exit
6. You Weep
7. In Remains
8. Ready?
9. Self Destruct
10. Prime Time

Aku Kytölä - Vocals / Bass
Ari Tapani Karppinen - Guitars
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - Guitars
Matti "Matson" Johansson - Drums

1989 Attack Against Gnomes
1989 Veijo (EP)
1990 Selling The Salvation
1991 Parasites In Paradise


Recorded at Fantom Studio, Tampere, Finland
Produced by Prestige and Samu Oittinen
Mixed and mastered by Samu Oittinen at Fantom Studio
Cover artwork by Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design
Photography by Peero Lakanen

Released 2021-08-13
Reviewed 2021-12-11


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Prestige isn’t a particularly great name for a band, no matter the genre. But that is what this Finnish band decided to call themselves back in the eighties when their story begun. It seems to have ended then in the early nineties after three albums, and then it was restarted a few years ago. Now comes the fourth album and for a band containing the great artist Jan Yrlund it has a rather poor cover art, not one of the highlights for Yrlund. So how about the music then, was it worth such a long wait since the previous album?

It is thrash metal, in the Bay Area style, and very inspired by the German kind of thrash metal. Nothing particularly original, pretty heavy and raw sound with such an unpolished singer that the bands of the genre tend to use. So, they don’t really offer us anything that we haven’t already heard many times before. The sound is quite good though, and they attitude works well for them, it is obvious that these Finns know their craft quite well.

Understanding the craft is one thing, writing great and fresh song another thing. They don’t really offer us anything that gives a sense of idea or novelty, it is thrash metal in line with the format’s usual styles. Then singer is typical of this style and the songs as well, it doesn’t take long before you tend to feel that you have repeated this album way too many times, despite not having repeated it even once.

There isn’t too much to be negative about here, the likelihood that thrash metal fans find this one enjoyable is pretty high. I think it works quite well despite the fact that it doesn’t really want me to return and play again, and that makes it mostly an album fitting for the fans. If you are one that like most things thrash it is probably great, if you are one of those listening to huge amount of music it will not do much for you. It is another one of those bands, one of those that no one will think of when you look back at the highlights of 2021 - perhaps they should have let the band remain forgotten.