Drain | e.p.TX | 12/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"gee...you know, i wonder just how many people know that this is really compilation album that is a kinda "best of" with tracks from their import only albums "delete yourself" and "the future of war"...? anyway, the majority of these tracks come from "future" and it serves as a good introduction to ATR for those who've been living under rock or don't know good musik when they hear it. it goes without saying that most people aren't going to like them, (just as half the world hated "setting sun" by the chem), but for those who remember when punk actually had a point and a message...ATR takes punk into a whole new direction where modern punks won't dare to go. using electronics, samples, scything unforgiving lyrics...they get a point across and it's very good.
like i said...
not everyone is going to get this.
but for those who do, you'll know this as a political band that stayed underground in the u.s. while bands like rage against the machine were mainstream and on mtv. it's not a bad thing coz you have to look for the musik that matters and that is exactly what you're getting here....
something that matters, not disposable."