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CD review AGNOSTIC FRONT "The American dream died"

Veröffentlicht am 5. April 2015 von Markus W. in Agnostic Front, Hardcore, Punkrock, Punk, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review

(9/10) Hardcore titans Agnostic Front have worked on a new album. It's out now and Roger Miret and band mates kick-ass.

The legendary band from New York has still a lot to say and there are a many things that needs to be addressed.

Already the intro with the various samples make clear that the band is still the voice for bringing up social injustices. Even though the band is already three decades in business and they are well established, they never became a part of the establishment. The guys are still angry and pissed which made them write aggressive hardcore anthems like “Police riot” and the harsh “Social justice”.

My personal highlight on the album is the declaration of love to their hometown New York. “The greatest city of the world, but just don’t feel the same. I miss the old New York” says it all. Things changed in the Big Apple since money is taking over and wipes away step by step this divers melting pot of creativity. Next to that the songs also is written in an excellent way. Some spoken worlds take the role of an intro to a melodic, but heavy hardcore song. It sticks immediately and you can’t stand still while listening to it.

What support the music of the five-piece is the great productions. This album is an energetic blast and regardless if it’s the fast tracks “No war fuck you” or the more grooving ones “Test in time” – you just want to jump. Freddy Cricien  did an excellent job here and created the foundation for the songs to shine.

Agnostic Front are still belonging to the major league of hardcore and the band proves that ages doesn’t matter if you’re passionate and dedicated in what you’re doing. Well-deserved nine points.

 

(9/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. The American dream died
  3. Police violence
  4. Only in America
  5. Test of time
  6. We walk the line
  7. Never walk alone
  8. Enough is enough
  9. I can’t relate
  10. Old New York
  11. Social justice
  12. No war fuck you
  13. Attack!
  14. A wise man
  15. Just like yesterday

 

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Hardcore

CD review AGNOSTIC FRONT "The American dream died"