Having bubbled under on the UK hardcore scene for a number of years, Abolition built a name for themselves with their brand of metallic hardcore that nods to the past with an unwavering eye on the future of hardcore.
Their own 7” ep, and splits with Hang The Bastard and Ark of the Covenant have come and gone,
doing the band no disservice but this, their debut full-length, is where Abolition truly take first blood.
Taking elements of many mid-90’s greats, whilst remaining resolutely forward-thinking, Abolition are that rare beast of a band that sounds instantly classic in the true sense, whilst always pushing forward in sound and scope.
Expertly produced by Jamie Frye (Last Witness, Wayfarer, a million others….), possessing venomously barked vocals, and a rhythm section tighter than the current British government, the secret weapon within Abolition's sound is perhaps guitarists Sam and Dan. Never knowingly showing off or being flashy, they are an ultra-talented, versatile coupling whose riff construction and playing really are second-to-none.
A band that far exceeds the sum of its parts – concise, devastating, songwriting made for high-energy live shows – Abolition's first and only album remains a leading light and influence for British straight-edge hardcore on a worldwide scale…..