This is a relatively short EP from Suffolk metallers Elimination. However I feel a little sold short here as the Amazon version contains three live tracks which I haven’t received!! Nevertheless the three I have received are indeed welcomed with open arms in what is a bloody enjoyable EP.
Formed in 2007, for those who are unaware of Elimination, they are best known for producing a unique mixture of hardcore and thrash metal moulded from the music of Kreator, Death, Slayer and more. They have laid crowds to waste with their live performances throughout the UK, decimating audiences while supporting such esteemed bands as Accept, Evile, Gama Bomb, Forbidden, Criminal, WOLF and more. And you can hear why in opener ‘In The Name Of Violence ‘. Frantic from the word go and instantly the 80’s thrash era oozes out of this track. The only let up is a mid-paced mid-section. It doesn’t last long. Great, short solo in this too.
‘The Return ‘ offers a slightly slower affair with Slayer-esque wandering riffs and a more mainstream chorus, if there is such a thing. There’s an awesome solo in this which takes me back to the ‘Walls Of Jericho ‘ era of Helloween. This trio really know how to pound out a track.
And so we come to final track ‘What Have I Done ‘ which drives more of the same in speed, although a little more atmospheric. A thumping ending completes a perfect, if short, EP. Lovely.
1 – In The Name Of Violence 2 – The Return 3 – What Have I Done
Neil Stevens (Bass & Lead Vocals) / Leigh Rumsby (Guitar & Backing Vocals)
David Hill (Guitar & Backing Vocals)
- £5.49 (MP3)