For the most part, Slaughter's music was something I stayed far away from. But even I had to admit that there were times when their music could get quite hard and heavy. Unfortunately, this album doesn't reach such past levels of heaviness. In the first track, American Pie, it may seem like Slaughter are up to their old tricks again, but the second track, Heaven it Cries, changes all that. Slaughter shows a complexity here that I've not heard previously by them. In the third track, Tongue in Groove, again there is a shift back to a more rock 'n' roll sound, and so on. Throughout this album, the band seems to go back and forth and between 80s hard rock epitomising a spirit of partying till you drop, and 90s angst, which is taking a more serious look at the world around us. This makes for a schizophrenic album, to say the least, and it's really hard to say exactly where Slaughter's ambitions are as musicians (since both those stereotypes are fabricated). I guess this is something you'd get into if you appreciated Slaughter's music in the past, or hard rock in general, but even Slaughter isn't exploring new territory. Revolution also comes as an enhanced CD which has its moments.

Music ram-blings || Ram Samudrala ||