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  • Okay, pay no attention to those oh-so-obviously planted reviews. I am a true hard rock fan and have been my whole life or, well, at least since its inception when I was just a youngsta. My musical tastes have certainly evolved over the last forty years, but here is a sampling of what I have been listening to for the past couple of years (among many others): Sevendust, Flaw, Adema, Memento, Alter Bridge, Ra, Saliva, Fuel, Dark New Day, Staind, Taproot. I like so much more than that but can only mention a few because this is, after all, a review of Revelation Theory and their new album, “Truth is Currency”. I like hard, melodic rock with interesting lyrics. Please do not misunderstand me, I am not comparing Revelation Theory to any of the aforementioned bands, but if you like any of those, chances are you can appreciate this magnificent music. I originally heard “Slowburn” on XM Radio’s Squizz (THE BEST ROCK STATION ON THE PLANET!) and instantly knew I had to hear more. I’m glad it wasn’t on iTunes because I probably would have just bought the single song “Slowburn” and then taken forever to get around to picking up the album. So I got the album, started right in to listening, and to my complete, utter and gratified amazement, EVERY SINGLE SONG was incredible. A song would play and I would think, “this is so great…” and then the next one would play and I would think, “this one is even better”. It didn’t seem possible that they could keep getting better in near exponential fashion, but what was happening was I was liking each song more and more with each additional listen. In other words, it continues to grow on me. Now, keep in mind that I do not claim to be any type of expert on music, I just know what I like. “In truth”, there is really nothing here that is earth-shattering or ground-breaking. There is a feeling of familiarity when I listen to this album, a sense that’s it has been “done before”, but they do it well. Really well. I love listening to it. So it gets my personal 5 stars. If you like this genre, then you’ll probably like what Revelation Theory is doing. I hope to hear more from them in the future.

    Posted on December 16, 2009