PISSING RAZORS – Live in the Devils Triangle

Live in the Devil’s Triangle chronicles the September 6th gig in the band’s backyard of El Paso, TX. This album marks the debut of new singer, Andre Acosta whose vocal delivery bears a strong resemblance to SOULFLY‘s Max Cavalera. As a result, he does a great job with the Joe Rodriguez-era material such as “Mass Corruption“, “Between Heaven & Hell,” and “Dodging Bullets.” Although I prefer the clean vocals of previous singer, Jason Bragg, Acosta does a decent job in the clean vocal department on “Cursed” and “Season to Die.” While this album marks Acosta’s debut, it also documents the final recorded appearance of now former guitarist, Caesar Soto. He does a great job on his final performance, delivering plenty of crunchy rhythms and leads throughout the disc. Meanwhile, drummer, Eddie Garcia provides plenty of triggered double-bass. And since he’s one the album’s engineers, you can be sure the drums are heard loud and clear. The band delivers strong performances that mimic their respective studio albums note for note. But basically what you get with Live in the Devil’s Triangle is an hour-long best-of package, nothing more, nothing less. It would have been interesting to hear three different sets from each of the band’s three singers to follow the band’s development over the years. From a fan’s perspective, there’s not much as far as packaging, info, or photography. So if you own any/all of their albums, there’s really no reason to pick this up. Live in the Devil’s Triangle is merely a solid best-of collection for only the super die-hard PISSING RAZOR fans. For anyone else, I’d recommend their last two albums, either Fields of Disbelief or Where We Come From as both offer better examples of the band’s best work. (Spitfire)

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