Jul 26, 2013

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard new material from this band. Glad to finally catch up again! This is definitely my favorite record from them. They’re still as tuneful as ever, and the songs have always been fast and catchy, but there’s a certain fire on this that burns out of control. “Earth, Hell, Death” rages with the driving bass and drums laying it down quick and forceful. I’m guessing the song is about factory farming, with the end verse of, “What is the reason for their existence?/Subdued in total isolation / We suppress their true nature.” The title track is about autonomous zones, and the line “A little hope for this ugly town (I want something beautiful)” sums is up perfectly. Each verse of “How Long Should We Be Laughing?” is like a powerful punch. The words are spit out with a vengeance against the racists affecting the world at large through social media and other dubious outlets. Excellent record from a great band. Love this record. It’s a great jolt of energy and cleans the cobwebs out of my mind. Thanks!

 –M.Avrg (Juggling Jugulars, [email protected])