the Casualties - "On the
SideOne Dummy Records
NYC's the Casualties' new album On
the Front Line comes out next month
on February 17. This is good news for punk fans. And, by punk fans, I
mean the kids who listen to the old-school hard-ass music like Agnostic
Front, 7 Seconds, Youth Brigade, the Exploited, Crass, et al.
This is political music, made to make you angry and mad at how the
world has brought us all to a low level where we're getting fucked by
the government. At least, that's what I was able to gather. I didn't
get lyrics with the promo copy.
Unfortunately, the damn album sounds like it's the same song 13 times.
It's your basic youth crew fist pumping anthems, good for screaming
along to at a show, especially on the last minute of "Tomorrow Belongs
to Us." I mean, the guitar riffs are good, and the screaming rocks, but
it's a bit tedious. Better than what mall-pop with spikes that's passed
off as punk these days, but it's not something that's going to see
regular rotation in my cd player.