01 Bad Ideas Obsession
02 Battle Of Stones
04 No respect
05 Rustproof Rape
01 Concentration Connection
03 Waste Taste
04 Cleared By Recognition
When SPV released Gore’s 5th album ‘Lifelong Deadline’ in 1992 it marked the 3rd restart in their then 6-years-career. But even though the line-up, consisting of founding member Rob Frey, aka Marij Hel on bass and newcomers Bardo Koolen on drums and Johan van Reede on guitar could be considered the most organic and competitive line up, the band fails to revive the hype that started with ‘Hart Gore’ in 1986.
Despite raving press ‘Lifelong Deadline’ fails commercially, even more so because the band itself sees it as a complete failure. What should have become Gore’s magnum opus turns out to be an over-produced, rudderless monstrosity, over the top, out of balance and with zero impact. Still Gore remain on the road with ‘Lifelong Deadline’ for over 3 years tearing down each and every stage they perform on which proves them how well the album actually could have turned out.
A suspicion that lingered quiet some time until guitarist Johan van Reede finally decides to reconstruct ‘Lifelong Deadline’ after more than 25 years in 2016 and expectedly it turns out how vivid these songs still are. Although dysfunctional the band decides to give the album a complete overhaul, to start from scratch, bringing the album to new life. In order to achieve a truly competitive production the band decides to bring in Terry Date (Slayer, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot) to do the final mixes as well Howie Weinberg for the mastering. And so Gore’s ‘Lifelong Deadline’ transforms into Gore’s ‘Revanche’, (as in ‘break-even’).
‘Revanche’ is not a 1:1 copy of ‘Lifelong Deadline’. It is a rework, a reinterpretation of what it could have been, wrapping up 27 years old unfinished business.