"Remission of Sin" (Self-released; 2005)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

On "Remission of Sin," Absolution deliver a solid cross of Bay area thrash (although they're actually from Los Angeles) with a slight progressive twinge. It can be a little disconcerting at first. The band rips through some killer thrash riffs, while their vocalist has more of a power metal sound. By the time it grows on you, you've reached the end of the CD. The good news is that you'll want to hear it again.

If there's good news, of course, there's some bad news. The band's dynamic riffing can get a little same-sounding here and there and their songwriting is just a wee bit flat. With the right producer and a little more experience, however, I expect much bigger things from Absolution.

Absolution: Dave Deroscher - Vocals; Chaz Leon - Rhythm Guitar; Matt Schneider- Lead Guitar; Eric Cravez- Bass; Luis Arevalo - Drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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