“The Revenge Of The Fifth” picked up where their previous release “Fast Forward Eats The Tape” left off. Twelve tracks of melodic punk – fast and furious. The album featured a notable progression in its songwriting. The balancing act between raising families and holding steady jobs, and touring the world for 20 years can be heard in many of the lyrics. An expression of hope is found in “The Revenge of the Fifth” which hinges on the idea that we’re all ultimately responsible for taking care of the human race and the planet; and to stop looking to a higher power for forgiveness or answers.
The reissue follows the 2021 release of the band’s latest studio LP ‘Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense’ which found Belvedere garnering some of the best reviews of their career to date.
Canadian skate-punk legends Belvedere barely need an introduction. They are heroes of fast, furious, melodic punk, who’ve never lost sight of their roots.
2020 marked the 25th year of the band’s history, but since all of their tours were moved to 2021; the band felt the need to write and record their 6th full-length instalment, Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense. The album features a furious mix of old and new. The new direction in song writing is attributed to new members Dan Wollach on guitar and Ryan Mumby on bass. The all-familiar speed, the riffs, the insightful lyrics and singalong harmonies are all still there thanks to drummer, Casey Lewis and lead singer & founder, Steve Rawles.
Formed in 1995 and originally never even meant to play a live show, the trailblazing band from Calgary, Alberta quickly grew a reputation on the underground punk scene for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals.