Agnostic Front - 'Something's Gotta Give' (Epitaph)
Mike Reed | USA | 01/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm giving this CD a four star rating because for a live effort from this long-running New York City-style thrashcore/punk band,it's darn good.In other words,it's above average for WHAT it is.I did get to see Agnostic Front on this very tour,in fact I believe the setlist ran pretty much the same as this disc's track listing.Only downside was,EVEN the live performance ran a short 35 minutes.Guess that must be standard for bands as such.The tracks that I do remember kicking some serious ass were the title cut "Something's Gotta Give","No Fear",the crowd surfing "Do Or Die","Bloodsucker" and "Today,Tomorrow,Forever".Line-up:Roger Miret-vocals,Vinnie Stigma-guitar,Rob Kabula-bass and Jim Colletti-drums.Should appeal to most fans of M.O.D.,Sick Of It All,G.B.H.,Cro-Mags and Murphy's Law."
Hardcore isn't supposed to be stupid...
Jason | Maine | 10/10/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"however this album is. Hardcore's come a long way since The Misfits, Bad Brains, Cro-Mags, etc. . . And it's really gone down hill. "Believe" has to be one of the most irritating songs out there(you "Believe hardcore's the way" huh? Good for you; now what is the point of this song?) Overall, I'd rather get a root canal than listen to this album again."
NYHC like it should be
Mike Reed | 09/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok here's the deal. Agnostic Front IS hardcore. Not to sound closed-minded, but if you don't like Agnostic Front, you don't like hardcore. When your guitarist is known as the Godfather of Hardcore, how else can you explain it. So yeah, Something's Gotta Give is (in my humble opinion) probably one of the top 3 hardcore albums ever. And still kickin it after an amazing number of years. They deserve your respect and your money dammit. And if anyone thinks they sold out for playing Warped Tour, they just don't get it at all and never will (which also goes for Dropkick Murphys). So get this album and all their other stuff and if you don't like it i think maybe NSync is coming out with something soon for ya."
Eh. . .
Mike Reed | 05/28/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I suppose with their legions of pissed off fans who love this album they're doing something right . . . however I can't figure out what it is. The lyrics are trite and screamed sans melody. the music, though short, fast, and obnoxious (which I usually enjoy), stagnates, and by the end of the first minute of each tune has said everything it is going to. After buying this album, I was very mad at the person who reccomended it to me. To all those reading this, I would suggest the Cro-Mags Age of Quarrel/ Best wishes and to save your money on this purchase."
Agnostic Front Returns!
email@example.com | Virginia Beach, Virginia USA | 07/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After a five year hiatus,Agnostic Front returns with one of the best "punk rock" albums of the year.These guys aren't out to please the mall rat crowd.If you dig their stuff from the '80's you will be loving this one.True lyrics and stinging riffs from the original line-up make up the hardest offering from Epitaph records ever,period.If you like your rock punk,and you like your punk rock then give this one a shot.Most of you already know what's up,but if you are looking for the real deal buy this NOW."