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on 25 January 2000
Pure punk-rock. Anti-Flag are a band that have got their priorities straight and know exactly how to get the message across. If you like songs that challenge consumerism, War and the President of America, you'll like this. As for the music, never has a band with such strong ideas been able to play music as well as Anti-Flag. Melodic choruses and aggression played as well as (or better than) the next punk band. There's even a couple of guitar solos on this record!
on 30 July 2002
As a big fan of political punk bands such as Propagandhi and Capdown,This was recomended by a friend and I bought it.I was not disapointed as it is a very good hardcore album.Their is only one poor track-got the numbers,but classics such as "tearing everyone down" make up for it.
The band are hell bent against war and for womens equality and every song has revelutionary motives,but politics aside any fan of hardcore will love it as the guitars and drums are so heavy and pounding.
They were originally described to me as a poor mans Rancid(my favourite punk band)but anti-flag hold their own in a world with many excellent hardcore punk bands,and this album is their best offering,although "die for your government"is also excellent.
I would advise anyone who is interested in more mainstream political bands such as bad religion to try anti-flag as they are heavier,more extreme and brilliant.
on 20 February 2004
This album is very good. Even though nothing can touch 'The Terror State' or 'Underground Network' this come fairly close. The title track is very impressive, as is: 'Right On', 'No Difference', 'Tearing Everyone Down', 'No Apology', 'Got The Numbers', the short 'Outbreak', the incredible solo effort of 'The Consumer's Song' and the hilarious 'This Is NOT A Crass Song'. If you are a Brit then you probably won't appreciate the incredibly cheesey English accent in the latter song and the amazing "New Hot Jam" at the end is brilliant to mosh to.
**** - Good, not their best.