Light It Up

Light It Up

by Rev Theory
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Light It Up

Rev Theory offer a mix of high-octane vocals and guitar-driven post-grunge on Light It Up, their second album (and first under their abbreviated name, having formerly operated as Revelation Theory). The band's new moniker conjures up images of muscle cars revving their well-oiled engines, and the music fits that image to a T, with driving basslines and drums propelling the songs forward. Even slower tracks like "Broken Bones" and "Ten Years" careen into loud, bombastic passages before coming to a halt, a move that helps Rev Theory avoid one of the greatest pitfalls of most post-grunge groups: a weakness for sluggish, sludgy ballads. Slower moments are still present -- an acoustic arpeggio here, a world-weary vocal there -- but Light It Up rarely wastes a chance to ratchet up the volume and testosterone. Boiled down, this is music for dudes, for male-dominated house parties, for beer runs and keg stands and fights on the lawn. The fact that two of the album's tracks were selected as official wrestling theme songs -- "Hell Yeah" was chosen for WWE's One Night Stand, while "Light It Up" orchestrated WrestleMania XXIV -- only cements the "guys only" appeal, meaning that Rev Theory might not enjoy the crossover appeal of someone like Chris Daughtry. File Light It Up alongside Saving Abel's self-titled debut, another record that courted modern rock radio with guitar muscle and grungy manpower.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2008
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602517661998
catalogNumber: 001106402
Rank: 43666

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rev Theory   Primary Artist
Benmont Tench   Piano
Stevie Blacke   Strings
Dean DeLeo   Guitar
Josh Freese   Drums
Dan McCarroll   Drums
Robin Diaz   Drums
Brian Howes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Rikki Lixx   Guitar,Group Member
Dave Agoglia   Drums,Group Member
Julien Jørgensen   Guitar,Group Member
Rich Luzzi   Vocals,Group Member
Matt McCloskey   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dave Acoglia   Drums

Technical Credits

Holly Knight   Composer
Scott Cutler   Composer
Paul Ebersold   Composer
Bob Marlette   Composer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
P.R. Brown   Art Direction
Steve Glatzer   Executive Producer
Anne Preven   Composer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
Josh Abraham   Producer
Kevin Augunas   Engineer
Brian Howes   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Russell Ali   Composer
Jason "JVP" VanPoederooyen   Engineer
Rev Theory   Composer
Elisa Pangsaeng   Contributor

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