While Pissing Razors have yet to deliver an album that
smotes unbelievers and makes the average suburban high school kid want to hang Pissing posters on his wall,
Evolution catches the quartet lifting the lid and
closing the cover every now and again, two giant steps
forward, considering how grossly they missed the pot
last year with Live In The Devil's Triangle.
While vocalist Andre Acosta still sounds like an
enraged football coach at times (such faux tough
growling is often as annoying as watching fifteen
divas engaged in a week-long money note contest), he's found some of the subtler points in his old pipes and those moments allow us to hear a certain purity in his voice, one that suggests that, in a different time, he
could have taken the mic for progressive Brit boogiers
such as Uriah Heep or Deep Purple. In fact, the
quieter moments of tracks such as "Perseverance"
(especially) and the title track (both the English and
Spanish version) are nearly as soothing as a shot of
demerol after passing a stone the size of Texas.
It helps that guitarist Rick DiFabio has blazed quite
a trail of his own with some steaming hot riffs and
that the rhythm section of Eddie Garcia (drums) and
Rick Valles (bass) is often hotter than a urinary
tract infection and that they manage to dig a little
deeper into the early roots of metal on this outing
than on past efforts. In short, Evolution is an
interesting point in Pissing history, evidence that
they might do the right thing, stand in line and wait
until that stall or urinal opens up or ditch it all
and go for the prize rose bushes.
I'm hoping for the former while keeping my eyes fixed
on the latter.