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My Favourite Album of All Time
on 12 June 2003
This is without doubt my favourite album, its fast paced, ultra aggressive and political.
Many people say Amen are metal, which is down to the heavy drumming of Shannon Larkin (now of Godsmack of all bands) and the screaming intensity of singer Casey Chaos
Others call them punk, not in the Blink 182 or New Found Glory sense (not that I have anything against these sort of bands, NFG are awesome live), but true Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Sex Pistols style, due to the guitar work and socio-political lyrics
The first few songs of this album are close to perfection. You know that feeling when you hear a song you REALLY think is awesome, and hearing the opening of it just brings a smile to your face? I do that with songs 3, 4, and 5, as well as others to a lesser extent.
Justified is my personal favourite, but I know many people with other preferences, all in all, about 7 of the songs are the favourite of someone I know, a sign of a good album in my opinion, if there is no clear cut best song.
The songs have a large source of subject material, from Calvin Klein and others destroying individuality (CK Killer) to the American Dream being basicly, a lie (Mayday) this album is a stake through the heart of all the lies people hear about the greatness of the USA. Which could explain their lack of success over there, despite being american, and featuring ex members of Snot at the time of this album.
To be honest, I cant think of a bad song on this album, nor can I think of a person I know who regretted buying this.
I cant reccomend it highly enough. Buy this album. You need it.