America's Dirty Thirtys and A Warm Gun…Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 @ 9:07am » permalink
On Yellow Dog Records comes "Movement For Tomorrow" from California's America's Dirty Thirtys (who have since changed their name to the more fitting Attack Disarm Takeover, or simply A.D.T. for short) – a band said to play "UK styled D-beat hardcore mixed up with The Exploited". And I'd say that's a pretty good call, as these 12 tracks of solidly performed and recorded hardcore/punk clock in at less than 25 minutes and take the straightforward punch and attack (but not the heaviness) of the contemporary D-beat style and toss in a more rocked out punk undercurrent with some quick, acerbic lead runs and zippier arrangements that do sort of remind of The Exploited's earlier work – just with slightly gruffer vocals. As is often the case with this niche of hardcore/punk, there's really nothing new here, but hey, it sounds strong, the songwriting is solid, I dig the force of the vocals, and there are at least minuscule little bits and pieces of what these dudes are doing that keep it from being a one-sided listen or what have you. So… a short but sweet and enjoyable listen, when all is said and done. Oh, and despite the fact that complete lyrics aren't included, there are some promising snippets in the booklet, too.
Can you weep and still be a man? Watch the world cry and understand…
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