Pissing Razors - Evolution
Spitfire Records
Pantera meets Machine Head influenced Metal
10 songs (36:35)
Release year: 2003
Spitfire Records
Reviewed by Jeff

Pissing Razors....OUCH! That's gotta hurt.

It's hard to believe but "Evolution" is the band's sixth release, third for Spitfire Records.

Pissing Razors hail from El Paso, Texas; the stomping grounds of their metal brethren Pantera.

With that said they sound like a mix between Pantera and Machine Head. The music can best be described as energetic, harsh, rambunctious, intense, paranoid, boisterous, rousing, rowdy, reckless, manic, aggressive, tense/anxious, detached, rebellious, and hostile. The vocals are angry and angst ridden with clean ones mixed in at times, alot like the style used by Pantera's Phil Anslemo. The guitar riffs are metallic and meaty, sounding detuned a notch or two. The drumming is pounding and tribal like. The production and mix of "Evolution" is good, as is the recording of the album. Overall the songs are very rhythm oriented, focusing on brutal power and not concentrating on guitar solos.

This album might take a while to grow on some. Personally for me, I haven't even listened to much Pantera lately. It's just one of those styles of music that you need to be in the mood to listen to. It's not bad, it's just that for me I would prefer to listen to other styles before this one. I'm not too crazy about detuned sounding guitars. Still worth checking out!

Killing Songs :
Hanging On The Cross, The Threshold, Evolution
Jeff quoted 69 / 100
Other albums by Pissing Razors that we have reviewed:
Pissing Razors - Fields Of Disbelief reviewed by Danny and quoted 82 / 100
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