The “REV” in rev theory use to stand for revelation but the band thought the name sound like Christian rock which can be the death of any really good rock band (Creed anyone?) The music is not preachy but takes on themes such as the crisis of dictatorship (“Justice”) and its resulting rebellion as well as more emotional themes such as the loss of a loved one (“Hollow man”). The new album ditched the ballets (Light it up) and returned to their original sound long introductions, and ripping guitar solos.
The band was formed in 2002 and this is their third album. It is worth a purchase because they is not a song on here you won’t like. The band has yet to tour on their own but has accompanied Theory of A Dead Man, Hinder and Evanescence as opening acts.
Justice was the first single off the album of the same name and debuted at 75 and has reached 17 on the US charts. The album has never charted on the billboard but is #5 in the hard rock album list.
It is hard to swallow that this band’s fame come from lyrical cameos in the video game world and TV with WWE and Xbox most notable. On the other hand, it exposes the new generation to non-mainstream music which we love on this blog.