The Last Revel (from the album Hazard & Fate)
The notions of Hazard & Fate, the new release title from The Last Revel, seem to find different finish lines much like the trio’s musical mix of old-time string band instrumentation with a punkabilly story delivery for their songs. Hazard & Fate is the third album from the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based band. The day closes on a familiar path for The Last Revel as “Sundown, Kick Around” offers a glass of wine and the beat of a traveling band strums front porch Americana into “God Knows Where” as the band purr with a rhythmic rumble signaling “Engine Trouble”.
Modern American Folk music from the Midwest, The Last Revel make good use of the harmonic magic performed by the trio (Lee Henke, Vincenzio Donatelle, Ryan Acker) as they trade vocals as well as guitars, banjos, and fiddles on Hazard & Fate. The acoustic chords and picking of the album walk with confidence into opening cut “Blind in the Fray” and recall a gospel hymn with the fervent memories of “Almighty Amen” as the playing quiets to set up “Homestead” before the rhythm once again finds the fast track. Form words to music, an honesty backs the songs of The Last Revel, the threesome note-for-note united for the background soundchecks of “Honest Man” and locked into the rhythmic determination mirroring the passionate pleas of “California, Be Kind”.
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