11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Are you ready to rumble? With their second album Light It Up, Rev Theory (formerly Revolution Theory) teased their fans by licensing the title track as the theme song to WrestleMania XXIV before the album's release — and what a perfect marriage between music and muscle. The song's brawny guitar riffs, beefy bass lines, sternum-rattling rhythms, and singer Rich Luzzi's raspy wail all perfectly accompany the brutal body slams, powerful pummeling, and off-the-ropes lunges that make professional televised wrestling seem unfeigned. Solidifying their place as the wrestling band of 2008, Rev Theory also gave the album's anthemic opening cut "Hell Yeah" to WWE for use as the theme song to One Night Stand. Even the slower post grunge ballads are fight club friendly. "Broken Bones" uses brawling metaphors to touch on human relationships and the brooding "Ten Years" is one of those versatile, open ended numbers that would sound equally appropriate for supplementing a slow dance as for a smack down. The barbed melodies and well forged songs throughout the album raise the bar well above Rev Theory's 2005 debut. Sophomore slump successfully dodged.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Are you ready to rumble? With their second album Light It Up, Rev Theory (formerly Revolution Theory) teased their fans by licensing the title track as the theme song to WrestleMania XXIV before the album's release — and what a perfect marriage between music and muscle. The song's brawny guitar riffs, beefy bass lines, sternum-rattling rhythms, and singer Rich Luzzi's raspy wail all perfectly accompany the brutal body slams, powerful pummeling, and off-the-ropes lunges that make professional televised wrestling seem unfeigned. Solidifying their place as the wrestling band of 2008, Rev Theory also gave the album's anthemic opening cut "Hell Yeah" to WWE for use as the theme song to One Night Stand. Even the slower post grunge ballads are fight club friendly. "Broken Bones" uses brawling metaphors to touch on human relationships and the brooding "Ten Years" is one of those versatile, open ended numbers that would sound equally appropriate for supplementing a slow dance as for a smack down. The barbed melodies and well forged songs throughout the album raise the bar well above Rev Theory's 2005 debut. Sophomore slump successfully dodged.

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