I am a complete and total fucking hypocrite. I post a huge and somewhat anti-illegal downloading rant a few months back and promptly abandon this blog. Well, I'm over it. I really love illegal downloads. This is how I get 95% of my music nowadays and it has effectively killed the music industry to some extent. So, what's to hate about it? Nothing. Love it. It's killing the rabid dinosaur of an RIAA and it will eventually leave bands to focus on making good music and performing said good music to a live audience, where they can buy tickets and t-shirts at an over inflated price...Almost 100 dollars to go see Danzig with Doyle and original members of Samhain as Danzig Legacy...You see what I mean? These artists will make their money. I bet a t-shirt will be 30 bucks at least...Way to get ahead in a down economy, so fuck it...Simple as that.
Now let me get to this post. Here is Arson Anthem. Crusty hardcore from Phil Anselmo, Hank 3, and Mike Williams. Looking at the names here, this is an obvious supergroup. I don't really listen to Eyehategod, so I can't compare this Mike Williams' claim to underground street cred. Hell, I don't even listen to all that much sludge metal...Except for some Amebix, if you wanna call them that and some stoner sludge, like Bongzilla and Weedeater. But, he's got a raspy voice that suits this old school hardcore throwback nicely....
This ain't no country music either, but Hank Tres is in the band. It doesn't even sound like Assjack, which is admittedly more metal. And frequent Hank 3 collaborator, Phil Anselmo is in the band as well. This ain't Pantera or Superjoint Ritual either. Probably for the best to. As much as I hate admitting I like Pantera a lot, this would suck ass if it sounded like that at all. Pantera is dead and left in it's wake a zillion nu-metal bands, something people call hardcore, and angry macho men fat kids with zits who fuck up moshpits worldwide, so it's kinda a good thing.
What we have here is a little throwback to a time that time itself forgot. HARDCORE! Real fucking fast as shit hardcore punk that pulverizes bunnies in a Gallagher fashion. Don't forget your pancho! Ear plugs are a neccessity for people under 48" tall and those with a heart condition. This is the shit...Plain and simple. I love the shit out of this record. I would give it a ZER if I was the all-mighty ZER, but hell I'm not...So I give it a DER. Enjoy!
Arson Anthem-Insecurity Notoriety
2. Foul Pride
3. Isolation Militia
4. More Than One War
5. Insecurity Notoriety
6. Pretty Like That
7. Initial Prick
8. Crippled Life
9. Polite Society Blacklist
10. If You Heard This You Would Hit Me
11. Hands Off Approach
12. Has Been/Had Been
13. Primate Envy
14. Death Of An Idiot
15. Co-Dependent And Busted
17. Teach The Gun (To Love The Bullet)