S= JEFF LINSTEAD
G= MARK THIBEAULT - JEAN MICHEL TANNOUS
B= Samuel Dufour
D= PIERRE LE CORROLLER
The thrashy Canadians were formed in 2005 and issued a debut EP, which was recorded as a demo, called Sadistic Crown, on January 1, 2010 through Disconcert. It was produced by Kim Gosselin (Blackguard) at Silver Wings Studio, Bassist Samuel Dufour had exited in 2010. The band played a couple of local shows before going into hiatus.
ABSOLVE – SADISTIC CROWN – PANOPTIC RECORDS
Sadistic Crown is a five-song 19-minute EP. The opener My Wrath Will Follow You is musically not far from Meshuggah. Jean-Michel Tannous’ singing is in itself a version of Phil Anselmo and Randy Blythe and one sometimes detects Ripper Owens (minus any high pitch) in the voice too. It is like Tannous and Absolve are doing a thrashy version of Jugulator. The production is heavy and musicianship interesting if not very good. The songs overall have a whirlwind, hurried feel to them. These five songs are not really the heaviest or fastest but a decent combination. In the same way, they are neither the most technical nor the simplest songs ever. Absolve try to cover as many bases as they can in the title track that follows the opener. Rot And Decay is as chaotic and all over the place as the others. Burn A Blind Eye carries some elements from the American side of things, a la The Black Dahlia Murder. Hell Dust Impulse is heavy and thrashy. Sadistic Crown is not groundbreaking but is good nevertheless. – Anna Tergel