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Calibretto 13 - Enter the Danger Brigade (Cover Artwork)

Calibretto 13

Calibretto 13: Enter the Danger BrigadeEnter the Danger Brigade (2000)
Tooth & Nail Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: thefirstfivethefirstfive
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I need to come out... I'm a Christian. I know thats not punk, because punks all believe that God's not cool. I mean bad religion doesn't believe in God! There are times where i hate saying i'm a christian though because people use God for there own gain. (Isn't it funny? Bush bashes terrorists for.
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I need to come out... I'm a Christian. I know thats not punk, because punks all believe that God's not cool. I mean bad religion doesn't believe in God! There are times where i hate saying i'm a christian though because people use God for there own gain. (Isn't it funny? Bush bashes terrorists for their holy war. Then he says that God is on our side in this war. Hmmm...)

That said this is a christian cd. But its a christian cd for Christians who sick of the church. Sick of watching people act like saints on sunday, then judging others through out the rest of the week. Singing about Gods love, but kicking homosexuals to the curb. Looking down on single moms. This is the church of the scum of the earth, and if you're in a suit you're over dressed. I first saw Calibretto play with Slick Shoes two years ago. I expected the same old boring Tooth and Nail poppunk that was all they were signing at the time. When the band took to the stage and the lead singer was holding an acoustic guitar I shrank back, fearing I would have to listen to some whinny guy whine about God. With their first strum and ripping drum roll, i knew i had found something. Calibretto is best described as if This Bike is Pipe Bomb and Dead Milkmen were christian. And bitter... really bitter. After their set i picked up their album and talked to the lead singer for during the next two bands. He talked about his tattoos ( Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, strange for a christian band huh?) Comics, and Gore movies. At that point he was the only person i had met who had seen Dead Alive. It was great.

This album is one of the few albums i own that sounds just as good as the bands live show. The lyrics are extreamly dark at times, as shown by "Good Bye Cruel World," about murder of innocents.

"Old Man Thorn, he was good,
He was just misunderstood.
He never took nobody's life,
So how come his ended in strife?
They came in one gloomy night,
Came with the darkness, stole the light.
They took him out back and bashed his head.
One month later he was found dead.
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody listening?
If there's a God, oh, could You hear Him?
Was he screaming out in vain?
Did You even know his name?
Julie was a sweet little girl,
Said a prayer before every meal.
So how come Father was so bad?
She couldn't even call him Dad.
He made her live her life in pain,
Took her trust, made her insane.
Where were You when he broke her down?"
Every christian gets asked things like this all the time, and we all have to deal with our own feeling toward god when crap like this happens. The town is probably best set by the track "Christian Hate Mail" about the hypocrites in the church who say that anyone who doesn't agree with EVERYTHING they say isn't a really christian. "I'm sure the fathers proud of the way you treat your brother, its sad to say the christian way is beating up each other." These guys proved to be a little too much for tooth and nail; they were dropped recently because they wanted to record an album of songs based on slasher flicks. (It's coming out this summer on a new label, I cant remember which one.) These guys are amazing. Its rare that you find a band of christians who will openly attack their own faith to heal a conviction.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 24, 2003)

oh yeah. and ive actually heard this album and like it. heh. thought i should comment on the original source.
-bitterpixie

Anonymous (April 24, 2003)

To kurt_f, in reference to the “f-word”:
I understand what you’re saying. But being a Christian is about having a personal relationship with god. And having that personal relationship means having limits for your own self in god’s glory. Don’t get me wrong, Im not saying that if you kill someone, but you think its ok, it’s not a sin…..

"As a Christian I can write songs about algebra and the circulatory system and meeting girls."
“yo check it out. my blueberry muffin looks like the virgin mary. i pledge alligance for you, o pastry one.
-the phantom-
----these guys are my new useless heros!

/end
-bitterpixie

Kurt_F (April 23, 2003)

Nope. Sorry. Those people aren't Christians. (the God hate fags people.)

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

Get your real Christianity here:
http://www.godhatesfags.com

Yellowtrash (April 21, 2003)

Yeah...they're still Christian. HAHA. Besides, I saw these guys once and they were horrible. I seriously think they are just trying to appeal to the young teen audience that have their parents allow them to go to a "Christian" concert.

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

Huh?

-MorphineSandwich

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

Yea man, Buhddism is soooo hip. It's all the rage nowadays, I mean, it's the only "religion" you can tell someone you are, and feel cool about it. "Naw dude, I'm Buhddist." Haha, what a crock.

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

ill jsut join a religion, not call it "right" but affiliate myself with it anyway, jsut cuz it gives me more freedom to get drunk and shit

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

yo check it out. my blueberry muffin looks like the virgin mary. i pledge alligance for you, o pastry one.

-the phantom-

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

Religion is a construct of the human desire to explain things that they don't understand. I'm not just saying Christianity, but all religions. I'm a Buddhist myself, but I was raised agnostic and left to find my own path and choose which religion (if any) was right for me.

I don't say that Buddhism is the one right way, just that it fits me best. There are no gods and whether or not I attain nirvana is due only to my work as a spiritual person.

God was created by man, not the other way around.

-MorphineSandwich

FortyMinutesWest (April 21, 2003)

bullshit

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

dude swearing stems from satan..........

FortyMinutesWest (April 20, 2003)

Me and Jesus played roller hockey back in the day. I saw his brother, Carlo at Dairy Queen the other day.

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

I bet if you were a poor carpenter back in the day you would try and figure some way out of it. Jesus was a smart man and played on people's vulnerabilities. He got a following so that he didn't have to chop any more goddamn wood - plain and simple. Jesus died, get over it.

FortyMinutesWest (April 20, 2003)

Catholics are Christians, in that they believe that Christ is the savior.

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

Catholis aren't Christians...in fact, they are a big reason as to why most of the world's view on what they think Christianity is is so messed up.

Kurt_F (April 20, 2003)

"The Christian life is NOT" ahh, typos. I meant to say, "The Christian life is NOT supposed to be easy and warm fuzzy, everything is super, yaaay"

Kurt_F (April 20, 2003)

First of all, Decapolis rules, everyone read that link.

2nd of all: "2nd to that same guy... umm since when did using the "F-word"(Church Lady moment) make you question someone? Pedro the Lion is the most amazing christian band since the Alter Boys, and he's used the "F-word" and the "Brown word"(shit) in his songs. Those words are only wrong when you use them in a way that brings others away from christ. just thought i'd say..."

So you are the authority on when it's ok to sin? Not to sound like a jerk (again) but I don't think it's right to try to find ways around what the Bible says is wrong. Again, read Ephesians chapter 4. It doesnt's say "Don't use foul language, well, except when you are talking about..well..other stuff." I'm sick of people only applying the rules that fit thier life, and leaving out others so "the Christian life" fits thier lifestyle. The Christian life is NOT. Every book of the Bible Paul wrote, he emphasizes this. it's all about self-denial and doing things for God, and not for you.

Just because Dazid Bazzan (Pedro) think's it's ok to use the f-word doesn't mean it's right. In fact, in a recent interview, he is kinda second guessing using such language in his songs. And I would hardly classify Pedro as a "Christian band"...to me, a Christian band is a praise and worship band...all other bands are mearly "Christians who play music."

Blah.

Happy Easter everyone.
p.s.- In hopes to stop the "dude, dont preach at me, f-you" comments, my above comments are aimed at certain individuals reasing this. If you don't like it, oh well. It's not like I complain every time someone's like "dude, f-God, I dont want to have authority in my life, I mean, my human mind can't comprehend that, f-off christian faggotzz!!!"

FortyMinutesWest (April 20, 2003)

I remember being in Catholic school in about second grade and having a nun tell me that my dog who had recently died wasn't going to heaven, what a bitch. Honestly though, I don't care if you're christian, just don't try to convert me, ok?

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

the brown word. classic.

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

lmao....emo kids your safe

"As a Christian I can write songs about algebra and the circulatory system and meeting girls."

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

yes animals dont ahve souls......my sunday school teacher told me......you may believe one ting but jesus aint teaching that.....and satan created rock n roll. Rock n roll is so loud cuz it is easier to manipulate us at loud decibils.

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

oh and that last link was on the same internet as "Christian Rock from hell" oh no! could the internet have a page thats wrong?

oh good.. one has bible in the domain name.. that must be right. *cough*

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

look kids... Music is Music. Christians playing it or not... God inspires all people. God Created Music. He created everything.. (We've just gone and messed most of it up.) When you start deviding everyone up into Christian and Secular, you are pinning one band as Messengers of God and one band as in the wrong. No on can claim that they represent God. (but they can worship him, "christian" lyrics or not.. (but only christians ;)) Blah, Do you separate your TV shows? Are Horses Evil? Cause God created those too, but i dont see them saying "Praise God!"

Everyone read this. It's good food for you brain

lieutenant (April 20, 2003)

For the record, the Catholic Church officially does not believe in the existence of a "hell". The doctrine is that the opposite of heaven is life without God, thus the "hell on earth theory".
As for myself, I am not Christian, though I do not think I have a problem with Christianity. If Christianity is following this man's message of looking out for your brother or your sister, then I have no problem with it. Of course, then there's all of that other stuff. But that does not have to be part of your Christianity, if you want to be a Christian and you want to be a friend to your mankind.

Anonymous (April 19, 2003)

1st thanks to the dude who explained beautifuly the base relationship with christ.
2nd to that same guy... umm since when did using the "F-word"(Church Lady moment) make you question someone? Pedro the Lion is the most amazing christian band since the Alter Boys, and he's used the "F-word" and the "Brown word"(shit) in his songs. Those words are only wrong when you use them in a way that brings others away from christ. just thought i'd say...

Anonymous (April 19, 2003)

sticky_floor says:

I certainly wouldn't like having to live a life fearing a supreme being. It gets very confusing hearing the same preacher talk about Chrst's infinite love, but then, depsite how much he loves you, he'll still send you straight to hell, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

I guess you just have to look inside and see what you think is right, whether it's "punk" or not.

lieutenant (April 19, 2003)

I prefer Ramallah.

I know, that's a bad joke.

sonicice (April 19, 2003)

This is an incredibly fun album to listen to, and an incredibly fun album to go see live. I'm interested in seeing what direction they're going to head after this new EP comes out. It's pretty dark and gloomy sounding so far.

sickboi (April 19, 2003)

There's nothing wrong with god, unless your religion teaches you to fear him and his magic list of 10 things you shouldn't do, or he'll send you to an evil place. But remember, he loves you.

Sorry, I had to ripoff Carlin.

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

The music of the Devil is entering the church!!!!!!

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

yo is agnostic than bro

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

Calibretto 13 fits right into the category of most christian punk: makes me happy. I'm not christian or atheist (atheism sounds like an organized religion made around no religion), I'm figuring it out myself, but I love Christian punk. I have a five iron frenzy CD that I whip out every time I'm upset. Always cheers me up. I say don't worry about Christianity, for the most part it's only helping people.

Kurt_F (April 18, 2003)

Oh crap, I really wish I hadn't read this, because I know I'm going to get drug into many conversations.

First of all, don't do that "read this website link" crap. It's just a website, I don't care what their ultra-conservative view on the Bible is.

2nd of all, I'm glad somebody else sees what the reviewer/band sees. However, there is a point where you have to quit worrying about it and focus on your own faith, I've made the mistake many times of complaining about Jerry Falwell, and abortion clininc bombers and homo-haters (these people aren't Christians by the way, well, maybe ol'Jerry is, but he's REALLY jacked.) and sometimes in the process, I've lost focus of my relationship with God. You have to maintain a balance.

Anyways, I really hate going into this once a month on this site, but I feel like I have to. Without offering the huge explanation, you have to confess with your mouth your sins and that Jesus is your Savior, and ask him into your heart to dwell there forever. THAT'S being saved, and that's when you become a Christian. Not going to Sunday School since first grade, not just believeing in God and Jesus, not being a good person. You HAVE to be saved. Yea, that born again thing everyone makes fun of.

And now for something that bothered me:
"fuck yeah thank you for writing this review... i'm christian too,"
Read Ephesians, dude. Chapter 4. I'm not trying to point you out or anything, that just bothers me.

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

i love this band. its like listening to Beavis front an acoustic punk band with witty lyrics.

Eddie (April 18, 2003)

You know why this band rocks? Calibretto is the name for a badass robot in the comic book "Battle Chasers."

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

its impossible to like "rock n roll" and to follow gods lessons.....it says so here see http://www.biblebelievers.com/Rock1.html

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

These guys rule...It's just so fun!

I don't know if this song is on the cd, but "High 5" is just a great great song.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(Tummy ache...)

FortyMinutesWest (April 18, 2003)

They way he rhymned night with light is pure gold! All kidding aside though, this band is tolerable, but Union 13 is much better.

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

fuck yeah thank you for writing this review. i have to be honest, i've never heard this band and i don't especially care to, but im so glad that somebody in this punk rock community thinks rationally for once. i'm christian too, and being christian amongst "punk rockers" really goes to show how closed-minded they can be (especially when most of them preach about being open-minded, a little bit of irony there). that said, i'm just glad that somebody feels the way i do. thanks sir
-dupedyetagain

Anonymous (April 18, 2003)

Eek...talk about bad cover art. The one's for that.

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