The band comprises 4 guys from my old stomping grounds and former death metal capital of the world: Tampa, Florida.
Aside from their aforementioned “Into the Pit” Testament cover, this release features… hrm… how do I put this?
A fuckton of kicking your ass.
Do you remember Lamb of God before they started crank-turning bullshit and making fun of Phil Anselmo? Those were great times now lost. While The Absence’s website claims that they’re “Testament for the 21st century” (that can only be a good thing), I’d rather call them: “Son of Lamb of God but Better”.
Apparently, the drummer has left the band. According to him, his former bandmates are a bunch of assholes. I could give a fuck.
This album is massive.
Melodic thrash with death metal vocals and amazing solos that don’t wank.
This release is in the running for best metal album of 2007.