Maryland’s 86 Bullets have just released an EP titled Agents of Absolution and this album flat out rocks. These M3 vets, which consist of Steve Graybeal on vocals, Chris Elliot on guitar, Eric Dee on bass, and Jerry Oxedine on drums, have made a four-song album that is raw, powerful, and melodic. “A Beautiful Lie” start off this disc and it will kick your ass. Very guitar heavy from Elliot, with a pounding rhythm section from Dee and Jyro, while Graybeal’s vocals soar over the music. Elliot’s solo is exceptional on this song. “Stand Up and Fight” has a Junkyard feel to it that I wasn’t expecting. Again, very heavy, crunchy guitar work from Elliot. The third song is the gem on here. “Begin Your Life Again” is a slow rocker with meaning and you can almost feel Graybeal’s emotion singing this one. His vocals were a massive surprise on this song. “Live to Be Slaughtered” is the final song and it’s a rocker. Elliot again showcases his talent on guitar this track. If you have never heard of these guys, I strongly suggest you hop on over to their Facebook or Twitter page and check them out. Their live show is another article all together and Shockwave sat down with these guys at Sleazy Slimey Sunday 2. Look for the full interview in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can purchase this album from the bands webpage.