Modern Life Is War - Midnight In America
- Artist: Modern Life Is War
- Album: Midnight In America
- Label: Equal Vision Records
- Year of Release: 2007
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- Reviewed by: hstisgod on 2007-09-04
Speed Metal is a term us 70's & 80's kids used to describe a form of Rock that had never been heard before. Between Metallica (not that Metallica!) and Pantera the revolution of Metal was born like never before. But Grunge and Bo Band music came along and destroyed the seeds in which the 80's firmly planted. Sure the 1990's curved a small underground, but it took a new century altogether before artists got back to playing a blitzing form of artistship. One of the best so far is Modern Life Is War. Midnight In America is quite possibly the first hybrid of that aforementioned Metal, and the Underground Punk it sometimes played red-headed step child too.
Well, its fairly obvious which genre Modern Life Is War favors, or is it? Case in point, Fuck The Sex Pistols, a short brutal pounding out of Oi! and Metal breathes an intermission feel into Midnight In America. Songs like Mad Dogs Of Glory, have more of a progressive spoken word vibe, often times reminding me of former BEC recording artists (Tooth and Nail) Project 86. Another curious track is Night Shift At The Potato Factory, chalk full of addictive melody, and vocals that well, any Punk flavored formation would die for.
It's only been a few years since this Metallic Punk sound has had me attentive again, and it's bands like Modern Life Is War that have me on the lookout. Mark this release as a possible turning for a genre's rebirth. Torridly rhythmic, Midnight In America, is clear as day. Top 10 release of the year.
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