The album REVISITATION was a labor of love, for both ourselves and our fans. Early 2015 Death Requisite wanted to return to the studio, and we all agreed the time was right. We had been working on some newer material for some time, yet somehow we all knew we weren’t prepared to record those pieces and achieve everything we imagined. Usually, at this point, your only options are to do the best you can and accept what you end up with, or wait until you can obtain your objective and hope the world doesn’t forget about you in the meantime. In our case, we had a third option: REVISITATION.
The idea sat in the back of my mind for a while before I shared this with the others. Because we had been on hiatus prior to 2010 and returned with new material, we had a number of songs we performed before the break, and could perform again if we wanted to. In a conversation with a good friend, we had been somewhat reprimanded for having “unavailable” songs in our catalog. Sure there are demos and bootlegs from our early days floating around out there; but in short supply, and they would pale in comparison to a fully produced complete work that featured symphonic arrangements we had only dreamed of until a few years ago. In hindsight: it was a short meeting.
So we set aside everything else at the time, and began to re-learn, re-create, and re-produce these pieces. It was exciting to employ techniques we’ve learned to improve the production process, and use them to enhance these songs that energized us in the past; and to be re-invigorated was awesome. We allowed ourselves the freedom to update the song elements, experiment with new ideas, and even cut stuff we didn’t like anymore. The same was true for lyrical content as well as musical. We were very deliberate about our words, because we wanted to be sure that it was the truth and nothing was spoken in error (or as close as we could confidently say).
The title REVISITATION has a double meaning: first a ‘visitation’ is a divine and spiritual experience - and this is certainly a record full of spiritual subject matter (hope in death, humility, morality, brokenness, redemption, discipline, etc.). Next, REVISITATION also means to visit again, or a second time; which is exactly what Death Requisite has carefully and craft-fully done with every song on the album - revisited, revived, renovated, revamped, redeveloped, re-envisioned, REVISITATION!