TROUBLED HORSE – Revolution On Repeat

TROUBLED HORSE - Revolution On Repeat
  • 8.5/10
    TROUBLED HORSE - Revolution On Repeat - 8.5/10


Rise Above Records
Release date: March 31, 2017

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Revolution On Repeat is the first album in five years from Sweden’s Troubled Horse, but there are no signs of rust on either the band or any of the ten Hard Rock/Hard Psych tracks they’ve laid down. The well-named opener “Hurricane” kicks off with a cyclone of drums and flurry of guitars, effectively establishing a fast-boogie pacing that would be as appealing to fans of late ’60s and ’70s Heavy Rock as well as their modern torchbearers like Rival Sons. With Revolution, the band presents a specific worldview of humanity that comes across clearly in song titles like “The Filthy Ones”, “Which Way To The Mob”, “Peasants”, and “Let Bastards Know”, not to mention a cover of Warren Zevon’s look-death-in-the-eye song “My Shit’s Fucked Up”, but thankfully the songs display an exuberance belied by these titles. The songs move, and they’ll move the listener, both through the many interesting tempo changes and in the lyrical messages they convey.

“Peasants” and “Let Bastards Know” are over and done in under three minutes; when singer Martin Heppich screams “Do you feel like you fit in?” near the end of “Peasants”, you may feel like he and the band are asking you to make a choice. Other well-placed details like the call and response, hooky twin guitar work (actually funky on “Let Bastards Know”!), a locked-in rhythm section, violins on the last track “Bleeding”, and strong vocal performances throughout make Revolution On Repeat an easy choice to make.



  • Daniel Waters

    Daniel was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Iron Maiden’s Piece Of Mind wasn’t the first Metal album he owned, but it was the one that lifted the lid off his soul when he received the record as a gift on his 15th birthday. He's been a Metal fan ever since. He's probably best known as the author of various Young Adult novels such as the Generation Dead series and the ghost story Break My Heart 1,000 Times, now also a major motion picture entitled I Still See You, starring Bella Thorne. Writing and music, especially Heavy Metal music, has always been inextricably linked in his mind and career. His first paid gig doing any type of writing was for Cemetery Dance, where he wrote a horror-themed music column called Dead Beats, and when he was writing the first Generation Dead novel he had a ritual where he started his writing day with a Metal playlist that kicked off with “Crushing Belial” by Shadows Fall.

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