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REVTEND / Press

“As yet another contender in the genre, Revtend could be considered a group with something to prove. And Welcome To Hell is not a bad demonstration. The riffwork is acceptable, and just based on the sound of it all you might not be able to tell that this is the band's first full-length release. The most sleep inducing moments invariably take place during the slow parts, as the songs don't possess necessary hooks to keep you awake when the speed goes down. Not that this would be among the catchiest albums in any case, but at least the band seem to know how to play fast so that it doesn't sound terribly forced. Although the result is far from memorable as usual, it might be still worth a brief try if nothing else.”

“Onmiskenbaar wat de grootste invloed is geweest van dit Portugese Revtend. Het lijkt wel alsof James Hetfield en consorten dit eigenhandig hebben ingespeeld, maar dan wel zo’n dertig jaar terug. Bay Area thrash is wat door de speakers klinkt, geheel in stijl van bands als Testament, Exodus, maar met name Metallica, zoals gezegd...”

“The resurgence of all things neo retro-thrash has been avoid over the last 5 years and more. Bands such as Evile, Fueled By Fire, Revocation, Toxic Holocaust and Warbringer earn high marks across the media and are on important tours all over the world... ...Bay Area thrash inspired in equal amounts by the earliest records of Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica. Like so many outfits before them Revtend present an energetic take on the genre, checking all the right boxes and sounding more than adequate at what they do...”

“Revtend are a Portuguese thrash metal act, and their sound is a veritable blend of been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. Mixing the likes of Testament, Metallica, Exodus, and Slayer, this could be further simplified by saying that the band basically sounds like Evile, although Revtend's ideas aren't as well developed as Evile's are. Revtend strangely enough boast the best James Hetfield wannabe I've ever heard, there's seriously a good few moments across Welcome to Hell where it's difficult to tell the two apart. Aside from that the band doesn't really boast anything else that interesting. The music is without a doubt of a good quality, but it's just so bloody standard. There's nothing here you haven't heard before, it's typical thrash and there is a ridiculous amount of bands doing this sound these days. Another thing with Welcome to Hell is that the songs seem to be long for the sake of being long, the arrangements are for the most part standard ...”

“Episode 15 of InsaniTV. This episode is featuring Revtend with our music video "Blood by Blood" and also others awesome bands! Be sure that you subscribe and support InsaniTV! Big hug to Keith and Vinny ”

"...so when a band comes along that fucking nails the old style, I get behind them 100%. And I am behind Revtend 100%. These guys sound great to me."

“REVTEND is in Rock Addict Radio from Philadelphia U.S.A REVTEND will be in rotation, if you love metal, you must listen this great radio!!!”

“REVTEND have been played on Birmingham City Radio from U.K. with the greatest Mr. John Forster -"Johns Rock Show"- ”

“REVTEND is in Top Rock Radio from United Kingdom”

“REVTEND is in Pyrophoric Radio from New York city”

“The Portuguese men from Revtend do not make a secret of their influences. Seven years after starting playing thrash metal covers they still play old school thrash metal, only this time they play their own songs. The outcome is a singer which sounds like James Hetfield, some fast riffing and solos which remind of Slayer. If originality is a real big thing for you, changes are big you leave a gem untouched. Sure, Revtend, like so many others, gets its ideas from the greats of the Bay Area, but they put it on record in a damn good way. Songs like ‘Raging Skies’, ‘Shadows’ and the fast title track are some good examples. In short, ‘Welcome To Hell’ deserves to be listened to by every thrash metal fan.”

“RevTenD announces that the Ricardo Vieira has a new Cymbal Endorsment Soultone Cymbals ”

“Com um som do mais puro thrash metal, os REVTEND apresentam-se com o seu primeiro LP « Welcome To Hell», estivemos à conversa com a banda para sabermos um pouco mais sobre este projecto que se iniciou em 2005. PAG. 64- 65”

“A killer mix of Big Four love with a beefy modern production offers us the massive thrash attack known as REVTEND. These Portuguese metal monsters hook the listener with both e-string gallops and chugging riffs under Pedro Henriques's Hetfield-esque vocal delivery. The professional sounding, crisp recording makes the music rage all the better.”

"...Revtend shows that they know where their music is coming from. And despite the fact that some of the riffs sound VERY familiar, the band managed to keep it fresh and therefore original. A true recommendation for the enthusiast of old school thrash metal..." - The review is a little long, and I was without characters to post here, See the entire review on the link below Cheers!!!

“Loadown - Metal Music Blog”