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Pissing Razors: Evolution

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.

Added: September 11th 2003
Reviewer: Jedd Beaudoin
Related Link: Official Band Site
Hits: 3710
Language: english

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