"Revolutionary Rock Apocalypse" (Ever Reviled Records; 2001)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Revolutionary Rock Apocalypse" is a rough and raw punk rock release. The guitars are loose and loud, the rhythms fast and energetic, the vocals laden with attitude. Musically, the band sounds pretty much like any other hard-edged punk rock band out there - i.e., Rancid, The Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys. And that's a good thing.

Lyrically, Hopeless Dregs vehemently rage against topics that the band considers the evils of the world - capitalism, police brutality, standardization of thought, alienation that leads to atrocities like Columbine, and so on. That rage burns so hot (like an Acetylene torch) that it can't help but become the real focus of the CD. But it's a little like arguing politics with your drunk buddy who's so far gone all he can do is rant and rave and doesn't have any positive suggestions. After awhile, it gets a little tiring.

Still, "Revolutionary Rock Apocalypse" is a strong record, especially for fans of real, raw punk. "We ain't no silly shitty poppy boy band," the band proudly states on their website. And that's the dead-on truth.  

Hopeless Dregs of Humanity: Tym - vocals and bass; Chooch - drums and vocals; Deicide - vocals and guitar.

For more information, check out http://www.everreviledrecords.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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