Previous release ‘Destroyed by Creation’ was described as one of the best Thrash albums of 2010 and perfectly showcased the collision of melody and brutality that makes Heavy Metal great.
Now signed to Transcend Music, 2011 is already looking epic for a band that deserve no less, as they head out as main support for EVILE, alongside fellow thrashers MUTANT, on their forthcoming UK tour.
‘Through the Eyes of Madness’ is their first release with Transcend and demonstrates the clear creative progression that Elimination have made, as musicians and songwriters, whilst still maintaining the definitive quality that keeps them unique.
We Say :- Elimination have been hotly tipped as ones to watch in 2011 as the resurgent UK thrash scene continues its expansion. Shrapnel set the standard with their excellent The Devastation To Come and now South East England’s Elimination stake their claim for recognition with the release of their “Through The Eyes Of Madness” E.P.
For this latest release the band have enlisted the amazing talents of drummer James Last from Transcend labelmates Imperial Vengeance and his addition, combined with the musical tightness that comes from relentless touring make Elimination one of the most technically impressive of this new wave of UK thrash bands.
The E.P. opens with My Own Enemy. This is straight up thrash which clearly shows why so many people say such good things about this band, it’s catchy, well written and the vocal performance is impressive. Although Elimination can clearly be firmly wedged into the thrash genre, it is the inclusion of more ‘traditional’ heavy metal influences that gives them an edge and this should certainly serve to broaden their appeal.
So this is a band with more than one style in their musical arsenal. This ability to fuse different influences is perfectly demonstrated on the second track, Prisoner Of Tomorrow where the band indulge themselves in some neat Iron Maiden-ey galloping riffage. The E.P. closes with a return to more traditional thrash territory with third track, Destroyed By Creation.
Elimination are clearly a band with the talent to go far given the right breaks, and Through The Eyes Of Madness provides an excellent taster of what they are capable of. Hopefully this release and their upcoming support tour with Evile will mark the start of their transition to bigger things.