Blakemore is a 3 piece mechanized rock band from Nashville, TN. Equipped with an array of manipulated guitar fx pedals, a female bassist, and a theatrical avant-garde style; Blakemore breathes dramatic new life into the rock n roll corpse. Their latest single “Revelator” kicks off with a bang – it’s heavy, it’s dramatic, at times beautiful. Moreover it’s big, it’s over the top, and it has motivational lyrics that would pump up most listeners. Blakemore fuse all of this with entrancing harmonies and a lush, but hard-hitting instrumental, but still allowing lead singer Michael Blakemore (Lead Guitar, Vocals, Noise) to soar above it all. The band has definitely done something amazing here and created a track that will cement their status in the rock world.
“Revelator” is heavy, there is no doubt about that, but there’s an element of experimentation that works incredibly well. When the first bars of the track crashes in with that typical crunching guitar, you know this is going to be a great song.
Apart from the vocals which could hardly be better, what really stands out in the arrangement is the infectious and groovy bass line executed by Julia Blakemore (Bass & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), which permeates throughout the song and creates a rhythmic vibe you can really immerse yourself into. Blakemore demonstrates the right blend of heavy infectious guitar riffs, and bass lines complemented with perfect drums and intense aggression.
The guitars also add a certain level of thought provoking tonal shifts, while the Michael also uses a lot of rasping and melodic transitions with his voice. These elements bleed together in one continuous euphoric musical experience. It’s not often that I hear a track that I have found no flaws in, but “Revelator” is absolutely flawless from start to finish.
Believe me, I’ve tried to find faults, but there are none. From the songwriting, to the instrumentation and singing, right through to the production, mixing and mastering. “Revelator” is without a doubt, an instant classic. This could definitely be a springboard towards catapulting the band to a successful status. It proves that they are capable of pulling off anything they try.
Swinging between light to heavy crescendos and loud dynamics, “Revelator” is a striking example of the band’s impressive scale of originality and creativity, as they deliver raw power, and a blend of aggression and sheer energy within galloping riffing. All in All, this track is just a glimpse of what you can expect from Blakemore but it already paints vivid images in your mind.
And though, “Revelator” is one of their best efforts to date, checkout their other stunning singles, such as “#AmericanIdol” and “Pushing Daisies” to grasp the vastness of their artistic reach. All the band’s songs are utterly anthemic and radio-ready. It’s hard to believe that Blakemore are not yet a household name in the alternative rock world.