ReVamp was a Dutch Symphonic Gothic Metal band formed by frontwoman Floor Jansen shortly after her former band dissolved in 2009 that disbanded in 2016. After their self-titled album was recorded, Floor suffered a burnout in 2011 due to exhaustive touring, vocal teaching and other duties which took some time to recover from. Shortly after she recovered, she was asked by Nightwish to finish the Imaginaerum World Tour after Anette Olzon left in September 2012, which delayed the release and tours for Revamp's second album, Wild Card, from spring 2013 to fall the same year.
On September 29, 2016, a post was made to the group's official Facebook page informing fans that they had disbanded. The post read "We are sad to inform you that ReVamp has officially stopped. After two great albums it is unfortunately not possible for the founding front lady Floor Jansen to have a band next to Nightwish. Projects perhaps, but a band deserves a 100% devotion which is impossible to deliver to two bands at the same time." Jansen added: "I am proud of the 2 albums we made together! ReVamp has such talented and great musicians that I wouldnt want them to wait any longer for me to find the time and the passion it needs to make another album. I also dont want to give fans false hope. ReVamp lived a short and bumpy but exciting life but now its time for new bands and projects to start. I thank everyone involved for the love and dedication!"
- Floor Jansen - vocals
- Arjan Rijnen - guitars
- Jord Otto - guitars
- Matthias Landes - drums
- Ruben Wijga - keyboards
- Henk Vonk - bass
- Jaap Melman - bass
- ReVamp (2010)
- Wild Card (2013)
Two tropes, a wild card, a dangerous impulse.
- And I Must Scream: "In Sickness 'til Death Do Us Part: Disgraced" is about a comatose patient lamenting their state and wishing just to die.
- And Show It to You: The cover art for Wild Card has Floor doing this with a Slasher Smile on her face. Whether it's supposed to be someone else's heart or her own, however, could be up for debate.
- BSoD Song: Wild Card is basically an album full of these.
- Concept Album: Wild Card revolves around Sanity Slippage and how to get back on track again.
- Darker and Edgier: Wild Card (again) is certainly this to the self-titled.
- Gothic Metal: The Self-Titled Album. Wild Card is this but with loads of gut-punching progressive, power, and Melodic Death Metal elements mixed in.
- I Am the Band: Floor.
- Incredibly Long Note: Right after an operatic section in "The Anatomy of a Nervous Breakdown: The Limbic System" Floor belts a D#5 for 10 seconds straight.
- Lady in Red: Floor's Costume Porn in the Wild Card cover◊. She even wore the same dress◊ in gigs!
- Metal Scream: Floor, of all people, does one on "Here's My Hell". Becomes more frequent to the point of Soprano and Gravel in Wild Card.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 8. Wild Card occasionally kicks it up to 9.
- "Sweet Curse" is mostly a 6.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Symphonic Progressive Gothic Metal. In fact, far more metal than After Forever.
- Precision F-Strike: In "In Sickness 'til Death Do Us Part: Disdain", Floor gives us this gem:Being useless is the worst, I can't do shit!
- Sanity Slippage Song: "The Anatomy of a Nervous Breakdown" trilogy is this in spades.
- Self-Titled Album
- Soprano and Gravel:
- In Wild Card, Floor provides the gravel to her own soprano for most of the songs! Death grunts and more are performed by her throughout most of the album in addition to the vocal styles she has already used. The best example would be in the song "Precibus" where the verses are sung in a operatic manner, the chorus her normal voice and the bridge the growls.
- In straighter cases of this trope, George Oosthoek in "Here's My Hell", Mark Jansen in "Misery's No Crime" and Devin Townsend in "The Anatomy of a Nervous Breakdown: Neurasthenia".
- Special Guest: There's quite a bit in both albums.
- Spiritual Successor: ReVamp could essentially be After Forever part two, though there are differences between the two projects.