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The Gray Race
The Gray Race
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Gray Race, a modern punk masterpiece, 30 Sept. 2004
This review is from: The Gray Race (Audio CD)
This LP shows why it's an enormous relief this band survives and still prospers ? there's no better punk rock band in the world. Not even close. No one else can mix such high octane tunefulness, the most thought-provoking lyric sheet around, and Graffin's still ungodly, powerful voice. Hell, does anyone in America deliver better harmonies than this bunch? No! The standouts are the mid-tempo chuggers ? "Pity the Dead" is so catchy it hurts, with a knockdown bridge that stops the heart as Graffin strains for a dramatic high note. Likewise, "Spirit Shine" and the radio hit "A Walk" show the kind of melodic gifts a band should have to beg Lucifer for. The only reason Gray Race is even remotely weaker than their other LPs is because sympathetic producer Ric Ocasek (the Cars) smoothes out the firepower a tad. As well, without Gurewitz's half, a couple of songs seem so-so by past standards, and there's less variety. But make no mistake, Gray Race is one of the finest LPs any American band released in 1996; may they make records 'til the title of this LP refers to their hair.

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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW, WOW AND....WELL... WOW!!, 30 Sept. 2004
This review is from: Suffer (Audio CD)
Upon it's release Suffer was hailed as "Best Album Of The Year" by punk authorities Flipside and Maximum Rock 'n Roll, and has come to be thought of as having revitalized the languishing punk scene of the mid-'80s. The first LP to employ the dual guitar attack via the permanent addition of ex-Circle Jerk Greg Hetson, Suffer showed the band as one of the world's most thought-provoking punk outfits. A blueprint for the punk explosion of the early '90s, Suffer stepped up production values with Gurewitz's full spectrum sound recording and the considerable vocal prowess of a young Greg Graffin. Forget the so-called punk your hearing on the radio stations and enter a whole new category of punk. Not for Blink fans.....

No Substance
No Substance
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The way modern punk should be..., 30 Sept. 2004
This review is from: No Substance (Audio CD)
No Substance is replete with p*ssed-off hardcore energy, a galloping beat, and smart, socially-conscious lyrics with the occasional spurt of catchy melody and harmony thrown in. The newest band member, guitarist Brian Baker (Dag Nasty, Minor Threat) lends a slightly more bluesy, very welcome guitar sound to the mix especially the Billy Zoom-ish riffs on "Mediocre Minds" and "At the Mercy of Imbeciles." The slower, moodier "Shades of Truth" stands out, as does the pulsing, underplayed "The Voracious March of Godliness." "The Biggest Killer In American History" adds a metallic edge to the quintessential Bad Religion formula. "Raise Your Voice" is the most anthemic track from a band that's always been steeped in punk anthems while "The State of the End of the Millennium Address," with frontman Greg Graffin speechifying over a malevolent, grinding punk riff, is one of the most in-yer-face political rages you will ever hear on a punk cd. Forget those who tell you Bad Religion have turned for the worse, THIS ALBUM SERIOUSLY ROCKS!!

The Empire Strikes First
The Empire Strikes First
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Process!, 8 May 2004
You may have heard them poor quality mp3s from and thought it was a good album. I then got hold of a copy and this is more than just a good album. It has elements from throughout BRs career i.e songs such as 'sinister rouge' and 'atheist peace' sound like they should have been tracks for 'generator' while BR throw some 'New America' into here too with tracks such as 'LA is Burning' and 'Let them Eat War'. In addition to this BR throw some unexpected surprises in there such as the highly experimental 'Beyond Electric Dreams' and also the two relatively slow songs but hell are they powerful.
Overall, their second best album in my opinion only beaten by the mighty generator but one thing is for sure; this album leaves The Offspring and such bands sounding like a bunch of sissy crap and no matter what your friends may tell you THIS IS BETTER THAN THE PROCESS OF BELIEF BY FAR!
If you enjoy this album then try other BR albums you will not be let down.
See also: Pennywise, Millencolin, NoFX, Rancid and The Descendents

How Could Hell Be...(re-issue)
How Could Hell Be...(re-issue)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Album I Swear By....... Re Released on a plastic disc!, 29 Mar. 2004
This album was.... lets face it.... a f***ing riot insentive in the late 80s and a major contributor to the popularity of punk rock, written by a band whose legend still lives on today and the music never deteriorated throughout their career. This, the bands first full length recording, contains some of the purest hardcore old school ever. The track f*** Armageddon... is still one of my favourite songs to date and with other classics on there such as were only gonna die......, Part III and Doin' Time you cant go wrong, try before you buy? visit
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Generator: Remastered [VINYL]
Generator: Remastered [VINYL]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Punk Album EVER!!!!, 10 Jun. 2003
As one of the biggest bad religion fans in the world along with my friend Pete, I have heard a lot of the music and I own every album except against the grain. This album was not my first buy, in fact my first buy was the gray race and I loved it. I bought several others and I have recently bought Generator. This album has plenty of songs with melodies that will cease to play over and over again in your head and complis with other albums with the pro democracy, anti-governmental lyrics. If you're searching for a classic, look no further, this LP has to be my favourite BR album along with suffer and No control. The vinyl itself is a way of reliving the etchy old style music on your turntable and sounds more amazing than the CD edition. If you like this album you'll love Suffer. Give suffer a go too and you may become a religious BR fan like myself and many others! Live Prosperously and KEEP PUNK ALIVE!

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