"At first listen to "San Jose" (track one on The Razorblade Diaries) the introduction and arrangement is quite typical of the modern alternative rock sound. The song has a solid chorus and pounding arrangement. It sounds a bit like a Hole song, minus the whining. But something happens at the bridge of this song - the guitar work kills it. The guitar moves into this melodic, numbing spray. This writer really fell for this song after that bridge!"
"Overall, this EP gets a solid A. Die-hard fans of Van Halen (David Lee Roth version; specifically those that like
the song "I'll Wait" will really like "Lay My Head."), Tonic, Hole, Collective Soul, Hinder, A Perfect Circle and
that crunchy alternative rock sound will enjoy Revel 9 and their EP The Razorblade Diaries."
"As soon as you hit Play you bear witness to quick ‘n’ punchy rock on “San Jose”. This hard-nosed rock sensation carries on throughout the entire 6-song set. On the track “Another Mistake”, I’m hearing an edgy & raw sound complete with a kick-ass garage band effect. These guys are just jammin’ away and havin’ a good time so let’s join the Revel 9 party! The hard rock influence is heard loud & clear on this disc with guitar riffs that rock your world! The vocals are catchy and fit in perfectly with the band’s whole approach. "
"You owe it to yourself to check out Long Island’s own Revel 9 and their debut release ‘The Razorblade Diaries’. The diary has just begun and so I can’t wait to see what they add to it next!"
"The song as statement of intent, that its been worth the wait, that this is the breakthrough, the smash through, the kick against the barriers, the kick against the past. This is the new now, the future, the way the music will be. Listen, get taken up in its controlled frenzy."