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Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Show
Sounds Like: Mastodon, Torche, Baroness, The Mars Volta, Pantera
Bio: Exemption is a three-piece aggressive progressive rock outfit that started on Long Island in 2004 when the members were only 13 and 14. After putting out multiple demos in their early years, Exemption put out their first full-length in the form of 2007’s “The Rabbit Hole.” The band has played hun...See Full Bio
“Since forming in 2003, New York’s Exemption has brought the heavy and bludgeoned all in its path. This 2007 release is full of punishing grooves, slicing riffs, and tons of melody. As soon as this 11 track, 73 minute album begins, the listener is in for an entertaining ride. This is very heavy stuff, but with a great sense of melody and with lots of great riffs. At times, the band almost comes across as a more metallic Alice in Chains. This comparison is very evident on the second track, “Tiempo Cura Tiempo Mata.” But these guys are not stuck on one sound, there is variety, and it is a cohesive variety. There are multiple tempo changes throughout this release. The lead work of guitarist Nick Lee is very tasty and economical also. This guy can shred, but he does so with finesse and ease. This is sure to quench many a hard rocker's thirst. These guys can write some amazing songs. There is something for everyone in this release - riffs, melody, and memorable songs.”