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Renegade Grinder, Issue #40 April 2010 5 out of 5 stars The Revelevens play punk, horror, and drinking songs. Sign me up! They hail from Baltimore and are entering their fifth year as a band. Lead singer and self-proclaimed 'psychobilly girl,' Carrie Donovan, sent me their soon-to-be second album and it's full of gems. This is one reason I love my job--I get to find out about awesome music and then share it with you guys. One of my favorite things about this album is how Carrie attacks every word in the lyrics. You can hear everything she says! I've listened to the album several times now and I can't get tired of their sound. Each song has you gritting your teeth, raising a fist in the air, and banging your head. The album is a blend of Dead Kennedys, Mad Sin, and a pinch of The Pogues. Baltimore Fire is a classic in the making. It's one of those songs you need to sing with friends while drinking a few pints of Guinness. Cover Bands is hilarious--if you've ever gone to a shady little bar where bands play nothing by Styx, Jethro Tull, and Fleetwood Mac you'll get a kick out of this song. This band is on fire. Consider me a fan. I plan to keep an eye on them and I suggest you do the same.