Pin It

Album review: 'Tempus Fugit' 

A Fitting Revenge

"Tempus Fugit"


The monolithic guitars on A Fitting Revenge's "Tempus Fugit" — "time flies" — offer nothing in the way of the shrill shriek heavy bands often find themselves caught up in. Instead the band keeps it thick and nasty by keeping the speed in check. This is a good guitar album for those who are fans of such.

That isn't to say the rest of this Rochester metal band doesn't hold up its own. The members of the trio are in lockstep with each other and the heavy music they create. The drums thunder like a panhead going through its gears, and the bass covers all the bases and allows the guitar to put on melodic wings for frequent sojourns out of the meat grinder. See what I mean when you drop into the track "Of Livestock and Wolves."

"Tempus Fugit" is an excellent example of how to really add significance to the heavy by hugging the curves just a few clicks slower. Overall the whole thing is a vicious heaping helping of heavy metal.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Music Reviews

Readers also liked…

Browse Listings

Submit an event
  • Re: Our national emergency

    • Great discussion. Thank you, Mrs. Towler. But let me add another version of Leonard Cohen/s…

    • on February 21, 2019
  • Re: The F Word: Too much practice is bad for you

    • Amen!!!

    • on February 21, 2019
  • Re: Feedback 2/20

    • I think the project is too small. There should be 3 or 4 stories of…

    • on February 20, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity
    If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.” read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.