Review by Darren Kerr
Except for a minimum of radio broadcast babbling,
this is a fully instrumental CD. I have no idea what the songs
are called, and since there is no track listing, I'm not gonna
say, "track 1 is this, track 2 is that." I don't have
to, though, because the whole enchilada is pretty damned tasty.
Bulbous bass lines power the tight guitar, which goes from pretty
jangley chords to heavy metal monster truck at the drop of the
soap, while spacey sounds come and go at will.
Happily, unlike most instrumental bands, Removal
keep you interested in their precision bashing for the entire
album. Power trios will do that to you: there's not much room
for wanking or boredom, and this trio makes really good use of
Don Caballero are tops in this field, but Removal
are damned entertaining regardless.
First published in Drop-D Magazine on November 22, 1997
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