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The Casualties: On The Front LineOn The Front Line (2004)
Side One Dummy Records

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Hello readers. I know you came here expecting a review for the new Casualties album, "On The Front Line," but I have something even better. My associates have retrieved the one and only copy of the journal the band members kept during the recording and writing of the album, enjoy! Tuesday 7:.
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Hello readers. I know you came here expecting a review for the new Casualties album, "On The Front Line," but I have something even better. My associates have retrieved the one and only copy of the journal the band members kept during the recording and writing of the album, enjoy!

Tuesday

7:00 am-Got up to style hair, talked about who we saw at the supermarket the other day. I believe hairstyles are important part of being in a punk rock band, if you ain't sportin' the liberty spikes ya might as well be listen' to The Dashboard Confessionals, or whatever shit ya kids today are passin' off as the punx. I get sick to my stomach every time I see these bands we're on Warped Tour with, those fashion obsessed little fucks don't know anything about upping the punx, it's a shame. They're more concerned about fashion than the music! Someone used all my conditioner, now my hair has no volume, I can't work under these conditions!

3:00 pm-Finished with hair, working on the musix. Wrote the songs "Intro" and "On The Frontline" I wrote these songs after I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and the cheese tasted funny, you can hear my anger in the lyrics. You may think the repeated screaming of "Casualties Army!" and "on the frontline" is about the events in the world. You couldn't be more wrong. This is about taking a stand against substandard dairy products. Up the quality! The song "Leaders of Today" was originally going to be used in a training video for future Denny's managers. The repetitive shouting reflects the struggles of the common man against the astonishing lack of random shouting we see in society. It's time we took a stand! We wrote "Tomorrow Belongs To Us" because being the leaders of today isn't an easy goal to reach, so in case that falls through we added this one. Notice that the chorus sounds identical to all the other choruses, this is meant to reflect unity. Up the unity!

5:00 pm-Rented Punky Brewster on DVD at the local Blockbuster. This documentary has clearly changed our lives. The way it portrays a young girls struggle in the male dominated world of punk rock is a true inspiration. What? It's a kid show? No, it can't be because, you see… Ah fuck!

7:00 pm began writing music. Before we began writing I wanted to incorporate some Latin rhythms and some sound manipulation, but our spiritual advisor informed us that this wasn't the punx, and that those fucking pussies in Mercury Voltas or whatever fucking do that shit. Our hair is better. So with that out of the way we decided that we'd play the same chords really fast, and that would carry our message. I'm sick of getting albums with songs I don't like, so I had a great idea. We'll make all the songs sound the same, this way it will be like one really long song. I'm a genius.

8:00 pm I made some vegan pork chops for the band. Since we were short on time we had our picture taken for the album's cover right after we ate. As you can see, half the band is suffering from indigestion, while the other half is so full they could barely stay awake! Up the Maalox!

I hope you enjoyed this look into the writing process of this band, maybe this will give you new insight when you hear the album.

 

 
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patberg12 (December 28, 2009)

this is honestly the funniest thing i have ever read, when i have a bad day i can read this and have a belly laugh.

fifthwheel (February 24, 2009)

this is one of the funniest reviews ive read on this site

allfornot (February 8, 2009)

This review never fails to make me laugh.

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

my first casulaties album. and it kicks ass!

Anonymous (February 4, 2007)

I'm not really sure where the hate for The Casualties come from. Yes, I realize they definetaly are not lyrical geniuses, and they aren't to deep. But they obviously love what they're doing, and they obviously love punk rock.

Like someone said earlier, these guys have been playing punk for 15 years or so, and they're still going. I once saw an interview with the lead vocalist, and he was talking about how they're in this band because they want to unite different scenes, and punk is their passion. They aren't in it just to look cool, they're actually do this because they want to.

I realize punk rock has changed a lot over the years, but it's obvious these guys like playing street punk. But those are just my observations and opinions.

Anonymous (December 7, 2006)

"HARDCORE PUNX!!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!
!!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !
!!!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!!"
you see its commants like that that make you realise how sad people can be

Anonymous (December 7, 2006)

haha thats all so true except i like the casualties but i can take you pulling fun at them without saying how dare you you little emo im gonna gut you mainly cos i have a life and anyone can say anything big on the internet

Punx4Life (October 9, 2006)

wow all you cunts are pretty dumb take a history lesson, punk rock is GENERIC, punk rock is JUVERNILE, punk rock is made to sound like crap, and the only ones giving "fashion statement" wannabes outthere a chance to "be" punk would be all the fucking commercial bands that claim to be punk. Half you tools need to pull your head out of your ass and maybe think. "hmm im i dont like punk rock its to generic for my taste, the sound is terrible maybe i should go listen to some barbie party mix or some shit" if you dont like it fuck off and its always been about the music tarts

PePeRoTTeN (September 24, 2006)

All i want to say to all of you is that, after you were born, you didnīt started walking at once, you first needed to crawl, right?
well, iīm more into crust/ street punk scene, and i like to hear bands like Crucifix, Nausea, Aus Rotten some The Unseen and the likes, but i didnīt get to that music at once, i first started listening to NOFX, Anti-Flag and specially The Casualties.
I really think The Casualties lyrics arenīt very complex, very generic, and poor at times, but they do a great job into getting more and more kids into the scene, kids who will then listen to other bands with more elaborated lyrics, but they needed to crawl first. Also their message of unity amongst punks had never changed from the beginning. Now they have launched a new album, "Under Attack" on Sidonedummy Records, i donīt like it very much, but itīs still fast and loud and surely will get new people into punk rock.
i liked more "Die Hards" anyways ;-).
The same goes for the ones that say that Anti-Flag now is very commercialized, and has signed to a mayor label, well they had admitted it, in that way more and more people will listen to their message, they may be "socialist oriented" but i think what they say in their lyrics is true, and is a good band to get kids into listening to good music with good thoughts into its lyrics.
Just think about it.

deathbyguitar (August 27, 2006)

i don't really see why everyone hates this album so much. yes, there isn't a genius lyric throughout the whole album, almost all of the rhythms are identical. but in the end, it's how much you like the sound, not what it revolves around. i think it's an enjoyable cd... nothing genius, nothing earth-shattering, just a fun little romp.

kill_fftl (June 20, 2006)

lmfao awesome reveiw

Anonymous (June 12, 2006)

yeah, casualties army is a great song, cuz there's no vocals. There old stuff IS better. why arent there any reviews on that stuff? now i do have to say, unknown soldier and tomorrow belongs to us are pretty good songs. and the album itself isnt that bad. its just their older stuff is so much better.

Anonymous (June 6, 2006)

im sick of people sayin bands older shit is better because that is nowhere near the case with the casualties unknown soldier and casualties army are probably their best songs to date. by the way that journal was pretty funny

unknownsoldier (June 6, 2006)

im sick of hearing people say bands older stuff is always the best in this cae the casualties have gotten better since they started, unknown soldier and casualties army are probably the best fucking songs they ever wrote.

ilovesonny (May 4, 2006)

i give the causulties 5 stars just because i love their hair. i have a thing for hair. i love it : )

punksxe (May 2, 2006)

Hey forty minus west you arragant prik fuck you that little jurnal is not fuckin funny ass hole suck one

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

The Casualties aren't innovative in the least, but when they do break out of their generic sound, they have some pretty killer songs. (Unknown Soldier, for instance)

Anonymous (October 11, 2005)

HARDCORE PUNX!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!
!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !
!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (September 1, 2005)

fuck punk nostalgia

Bastardzach (August 6, 2005)

I fucking despise the Casualties, not because they are a bad band (good musicianship, horrible lyrics), but because they are giving poser ass fashion punks a reason to exist. I bought this alblum because a friend recommended it to me...... I always hated how the Casualties talked about "being punks", and this alblum doesn't signify any change in their music. It is rare for them to talk about real problems that plauge society, but when they do address any social issue, it is so generalized that it can be applied to almost anything. I was thoroughly bored with this record and it left nothing to be desired...... The Casualties are immature and need to grow up.

Anonymous (June 9, 2005)

This is probley the dumbest review ever, if you even knew the band you would think way different, instead you just made this beucase you are jelous of them. Like it or not, the casualties are one of the main influencing punk bands of today.

Deal with it

Anonymous (May 25, 2005)

i dont give a fuck what you people say this is a good cd and a good band

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

nice typeing

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

Bands make musci, wehter it is for financial profit,mental security or just artistic expression. Let them do what they do, reviews should not be in existance. sinc eits all about opinions, it shouldnt matter if they're good or not. you either liek them or you don't. its great that they have a fan base, its great that they have people who hate them. i know i'm using this review, and i'm a hyppocrit for doing so. i'd like to let you know, They want to play music. i'll let them play it. If i was going to start a band and play music, i wouldnt want peopel to feel the same way. liek it or not, the casualties play music, just liek any other band. its their version fo music, and every other band playes their own version of music. so stop with the negativity, stop writting here telling everyone how awsome the album is, and just listen to music and have a good time with it. music is here to inspire,its here to agress, its here to create moods that otherwise wouldnt exist. it compels us, so we should respect it, in any of its forms.

Smithy (March 16, 2005)

Ok, first of that review was goddam funny. However:

1. It's kinda annoying that less than half the review was spent talking about music.

2 There's a brilliant hypocricy here: the anti-casualties people talk shit about them because they apparently care so much about the image, yet they are the ones judging them on their apperence. Here's an idea; listen to the music. If you don't like it, fair enough. It doesn't make you cool to talk shit about a punk band.

3. The traditional punk image is mohawks etc. So because of this, NOBODY is allowed to fit that image as that means they're posers? If they want to style their hair that way why shouldn't they.

As for the album, personally I quite like it. I gave it a 7 because although it is a good listen, as you did say it is quite repetetive.

Anonymous (February 15, 2005)

sorry a 10

Anonymous (February 15, 2005)

I am right with u this shows trues vs. posers

Anonymous (February 14, 2005)

this is a great record, but people picking on them coz of their hair is stupid. listen to the music people. just coz you listen to vinyl, or cd's, just coz your hair is in spikes and green ora fo-hawk(ehh!) doesn't mean you have any right ot be an elitest piece of shit. stop over analyzing music and let rock n roll be rock n roll. whether someone does something for fashion or for the love of the music they still none the less do it because they want to do it! end of story. posers? maybe. outdated? maybe again, but punk rock elitest bullshit has been a constant ethical struggle for show goers for decades, just appreciate music for what it is or ignore it!

polakpunker (February 7, 2005)

Sorry i rate the casualties a 10 for being reblious and not giving a fuck wat we care. But i have to say punks only dress with mohawks and patches, studs and boots cause they want to stand out to show the real working class. Sorry not standing out like popluar i mean stand out saying they r 'rebels'.

polakpunker (February 6, 2005)

The casualties r a great band. They old stuff was better tho but they r still kicking live. They influnced me to listen to punk music. Now me and friends have a band my band is between the casualties and a rancid. The casualties r great and in my opinion they r street punk itz more than the colthes. I have looked up there history and found some amazming stuff. U should try. But the casualties 'for the punx' vinyl u seen the cover welll they r street punk and i havent heard them i the radio. They use to be underground. And for a fact there cd's dont sound the same. U probably got brain damage. The casualties influened me to be anti and now i dress street punk and i am proud. But i will not dis emo because they have thier own thing going. But plz dont call ur self punk ur not. Punks r anti evrything and ur not soooo. (think about it) also rember old school punkrock made emo music. Emo is new school punkrock.

Anonymous (January 25, 2005)

best cd i ever heard

Anonymous (November 8, 2004)

Saw them they were not that great. Singer just fuckin stood there. Lyrics suck, riffs are boring, and laughably dumb. 3 good songs in over a decade is not a good thing and all there albums sound exactly alike. Oh and from my perspective i would be willing to say fuck the punks if the singer would shut the fuck up about punx and skins on the street, punx and skins unity and stop the lame attempt at Oi! chants. Money would be better spent on the new templars cd kids.

dazed (September 9, 2004)

I saw them live a while ago, and while they were outclassed by the opening bands, I did notice the bass playing and drumming of this band are quite solid, even if they only have about 2 tempos.

Score's for their live show, if they play it's probably worth seeing if it's not too expensive and the other bands are good.

Just don't get caught up in the merch circus.

Anonymous (September 5, 2004)

that ok......i'm form indonesian & my fucking gank like the casualties!but why that band not come to my fucking country?
>buster underground of jakarta

Anonymous (September 5, 2004)

great..........this is a fucking shit cool!i like that beat!

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

I think that the CAsualties cd On The Frontline fucking rocked! i think that nebody who didnt like it was probably not even listening2 the fucking lyrics...i think this fucking album is great,the band kicks ass,n all the haters can all go2 hell.UP THE PUNX! OI OI OI!

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

first off, funny review.

anyway, the casualties are ok. i own 3 of their albums, and i don't listen to them. there are 3 songs that stand out to me, "get off your back" "fight for your life" and "nightmare" those are decent songs. but the casualties are nothing special, they never were. same shitty lyrics to the "same fucking song" over and over. but....they put on one hell of a live show. fucking crazy. and that is what makes the casualties standable.

maybe, lose the hair?

Anonymous (May 26, 2004)

It doesn't matter if these kids LOOK "hardcore" because your not llooking at them when you listen to this.THis band has recycled the same riff over and over for years and put as much thought into their lyrics as a six year old. They understand that if you look "punk" you'll sell the records to the kids and they continue to put little to no effort in their music cause they'll sell the albums anyway. They are trying too hard to emulate their heroes from the 80s and doing a shitty job at it too.

Anonymous (March 13, 2004)

"ra, ra ,ra ,ra , roar, roar(Repeat 100x's)" Same old, Same old. The riffs are so used 50 million times on every song. These guys were good at one point. But today they look outdated. The unseen is where its at.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

the post below was from randomdipshit

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

"Vinyl sounds better dude. CD's are mixed 6db above peak volume so that they just don't quite clip your speakers for some dumb ass reason. Vinyl gives you a much "wider" tonal spectrum. Try it sometime!"

Im not a 14 year old kid that has never heard a record played. I used to have alot of records cause most of the bands i listened to only put out records. I have heard the argument that records sound better but I have never heard, I'm not saying it doesnt, I'm saying my ears must not be that sensitive. But that wasnt my point in the first place. It was that putting something on a record doesnt make it diy, and putting something on a cd doesnt stop something from being diy, I just want to know how you can press your OWN records, I would figure you would have to pay someone to do it. And im not being a musical snob when i say this but how wide of a spectrum do bands like this have? I dont think anyone is gonna argue that this is complex music, I'm not putting it down, But it is simple music and if im not wrong thats the point there fans are trying to make, they arent doing anything new and they arent playing anything complex but they do what they do well so if someone likes oe dislikes it who cares. I think the least "punk" thing you can do is take your opinions and set them in stone against what other people think.

RancidPunker (February 24, 2004)

"We’ll make all the songs sound the same, this way it will be like one really long song. I’m a genius."

Exactly.

FortyMinutesWest (February 23, 2004)

CDs are more convenient though. However, I'll still buy vinyl if that's the only format it's in.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

Vinyl sounds better dude. CD's are mixed 6db above peak volume so that they just don't quite clip your speakers for some dumb ass reason. Vinyl gives you a much "wider" tonal spectrum. Try it sometime!

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

I laugh when I hear this band's music cause it sucks so much dick. You can't even understand what the lead singer is saying. SOOOOO fuckin punk. Up the shit!

Icapped2pac (February 23, 2004)

"I've been a fan of this band since "For The Punx" and I must say this their best work since then. I really enjoy this album a lot. I know many people don't like this band, but the band has been around for almost 15 years now. They must be doing something right and that is called tour tour tour!!! It shows you that all the hard is paying off for these guys as well as other bands who work as hard they do. Their music repetitve but I can never get sick of them. That is just me. We all have our own taste in what we like and there is no need to bash for liking something you don't like, If you don't like a band then just don't bother telling the whole world if you don't like them, because there are always going to be other who like the bands that you hate. In the end it's just all music."

Congratulations, brother, you're the 1st intelligent Casualties fan to post on this review. Give yourself a pat on the back. Your parents should be proud.

poopypants (February 23, 2004)

u r all retards. i hate people that think this shit is diy or something special. they're a bunch of pussies on a label that puts out the warped tour sampelr and i heard one of their songs on my local radio station. they are not underground. they are not good. they have 80's hair. they write retarded shit. punk by numbers. nothing that hasnt already been done better.

up the drunkx!

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

"I guess you haven't ever heard of DIY punk. It has been safe from bullshit trends (insomuch as DIY has survived many of them and is still around) for over 20 years. Get out of Best Buy and buy some vinyl, kid."

What does the format you buy your music on make it diy or not. This band isnt so diy, they are on a label. But a band on cd can be just as diy, if i burn a cd of my band and sell I just made a diy cd. Id say its more punk to sell cds cause its much cheaper and easier to do yourself so you can pass the savings on to the buyer. To me saying records are what makes something diy is as stupid as saying 8tracks are punk. "I'm so punk cause i prefer my music on outdated formats" oi to the 3rd power

randomdipshit

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

"Was Ice T in a punk band? No he wasn't; but him saying that really impresses me."

I would say Body Count has some punk styled music. Im not calling them a punk band, but they def have punk influence in lyrics and some of the music.

randomdipshit

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

Wow, that was something. Quite funny. But do you really think the Casualties give a fuck about a review like this. They are out playing music and seeing the world while people like us are bitching about whats punk and whats not. If you like them or not they have been around for a long time and are dedicated to punk music. I personally think its better for kids to get into this band other than N.F.G. at least this will get a new comer thinking about whats going on. Also there are people saying they sold out, yet you also say everything they play sounds the same. I think if they changed their sound, that would make them sellouts. But they have not. They still continue to play fast aggressive punk, the way it's supposed to be.

Haggard (February 23, 2004)

"saves the day, coheed and cambria, taking back sunday"

Those bands are far from being "good emo". Just because a band has been working hard for 12 years doesn't mean they're good.

-Justin

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

"i like a lot of emo...good emo anyway (saves the day, coheed and cambria, taking back sunday among others)."

What the fuck are you talking about? You moron. That shit isnt "good emo," one again you prove the pure ignorance of casualties fans. Dumbfuck.

You are a fucking assblaster. Im sure true NYC hardcore fans rock the saves the day.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

To Mr. Chris Judah:

I guess you haven't ever heard of DIY punk. It has been safe from bullshit trends (insomuch as DIY has survived many of them and is still around) for over 20 years. Get out of Best Buy and buy some vinyl, kid.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

Yeah, so anyone who lives in the midwest needs to check out this band from chicago called PUNCH IN THE FACE. They have 2 7"s out on Lengua Armada records and both rip like shit. Fast ass boston-styled hardcore.

As for the Casualties...they are the KISS of punk rock. No, wait. At least KISS had the fucking balls to go without makeup for a while.

-Ken

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

oopps, i ment NYC not myc as noted in my review. sorry about the typo.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

hello people and readers of punknews.org. i thought the name of the site was punk news, not fake ass shitty emo band news that suck anyway. the casualties are one of my favorite bands and very true to the punk scene here in myc. i dont wanna hear you stupid little suburban bastrds talk shit about a band that has been working hard for over 12 years and are still going strong. no, i am not a close minded fuck. my musical taste expands from bands like the casualties to bands like the cure and even phil collins. thats right phil collins. i think this album was true to street punk. it was a good album. you know,i really feel bad for a lot of you emo kids. i like a lot of emo...good emo anyway (saves the day, coheed and cambria, taking back sunday among others). you talk all of this shit without giving credit to punk rock music. punk music made you. period, and you all know it deep down inside under all of your thursday and story of the year albums. im not one to rag on emp much, but this review really pissed me off. think twice and look into your music history before you say some stupid shit like that again. im sure ine of you dick heads is reading this and saying "man this guy is an asshole", but i least i will still be listening to bands like the casualties years from no while you wont even look back on emo before the year is out. take care and God bless you all.
Ivan

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

I hearby declare this particular review and message board to be the best one this site has ever witnessed

punkdork (February 21, 2004)

I like the album. You peeps are way to hard on them. I guess its because they are populaar and its not cool to like popular bands, its cool to dis them.

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

A lot of you people don't even know what punk is. I've been reading some of the most ridiculous comments ever. Punk isn't and music, so someone can still listen to Dashboard Confessional and be punk as all hell. The reason punk is dead now is because it became all about fashion and not about the lifestyle and that's when the skins put punk in it's place: the fuckin' ground. Don't get me wrong, I love punk music, but it's more of a lifestyle than anything. Ice T said something like this "Punk isn't what you wear, it's not music. If two white suburbanite kids walk into a record store and say 'Hey, I want the new Mobb Deep album.' That's fuckin' punk rock" Was Ice T in a punk band? No he wasn't; but him saying that really impresses me.

- Chris Judah

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

I used to like the Casualties until I realized I would have been paying twenty dollars over and over for the same album. Tell me the difference between, 'For the Punx' and 'Underground Army', between 'Die Hards' and 'Stay Out Of Order'. There is none. They use the same goddamn chords and the say the same goddamn thing over and over again. 'We are true punks, because we sniff glue and drink and spike our hair and our parents kicked us out and I'm an ugly bastard.'
Who actually gives a shit anymore?

--Bing Crosby

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

I've been a fan of this band since "For The Punx" and I must say this their best work since then. I really enjoy this album a lot. I know many people don't like this band, but the band has been around for almost 15 years now. They must be doing something right and that is called tour tour tour!!! It shows you that all the hard is paying off for these guys as well as other bands who work as hard they do. Their music repetitve but I can never get sick of them. That is just me. We all have our own taste in what we like and there is no need to bash for liking something you don't like, If you don't like a band then just don't bother telling the whole world if you don't like them, because there are always going to be other who like the bands that you hate. In the end it's just all music.

FortyMinutesWest (February 21, 2004)

Wow.

In case you guys didn't notice, the comments about the "Dashboard Confessionals" etc. were a jab at the people who say "if you don't like band x then you must listen to band y! Hurr hurr u aren't punk!" Most of the Casualties fans who commented did nothing but made themselves look like jackasses. Thanks for backing up my snide remarks, you did it a lot better than I could have.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

Ha, damn i love this review.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

why do people complain about bands being reviewed, any band i have seen reviewed were in some way inflenced by punk

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

This trash and the Subhumans have nothing in common... Chaos UK are great, and some Exploited is even great. I'm thinking their first three albums...

Why is there no review of the Subhumans CD after this site ran so many stories about its release? And a Rage Against the Machine review? Fuck dat shit, yo...

-BSD

lushj (February 20, 2004)

"If you don't like the casualties, you're definitley not gonna like the Subhumans' new live album on Fat"
That doesn't make any sense. Two completely different bands. Two pretty different styles of punk, if you want to get right down to it. The Subhumans use quirkier song structures.
Also, reading a lot of these responses, it sounds like a lot of you think that the Casualties are the litmus test for "real" punk. What planet are you on? Not liking one band, whether it's the Casualties, Misfits, Ramones, Radicts, Subhumans (either Canadian OR UK), whatever, doesn't negate the rest of someone's preferences. I love a lot of 81 UK-style punk and oi- which is what y'all seem to be talking about when you mention "real punk"- but The Casualties don't do it for me. Am I a "poseur" because I love The Exploited "Punks Not Dead", Chaos UK, and The Business but don't like the new Casualties cd? Duh.
Third, what's with all the wuss anonymous posters. Stand behind for your opinion, don't be a lazy coward.
10 for the review, 3 for the record.

poopypants (February 20, 2004)

the exploited sux. i want no exploited. i want no upping of punx. my bands have looks. good looks. some bands have attractive members. is this what you mean. i now must go cry? y u hate me? we are not upping any more punx. i want no punkx . i must have no nonondpahoijgjgfpnea[igjrn [ga[g
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Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

wow. that is so unoriginal, you said nothing that all the other ignorant fucks havn't said before. talking shit about people you don't even know. so why don't you say that about the eploited, they have spiky hair. do you even know who that is? what you said about them you coald say about any classic UK 82 bands. i don't think you know what punk is. besides all those emo bands you like have looks too. pathetic, tattoed, black greasy hair...sound familiar.
you didn't even review the band.
i hate you! go cry

krankykirk (February 20, 2004)

this band is fucken punk rock as fucken fuck. oi oi oi oi oi. punk oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk punkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk rockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkoi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi o fuck americaaaaaaaaaaaaa leather pants oi oi oi oi oi oi libertyyyyyyyyyy spikes

poopypants (February 20, 2004)

whats it sound like? and this isnt punk news its emofag!!!.com right? i'm still excited!!! i have a chubby from all the emo fag bands that everyone sucks off on this site. ie. postal service, bright eyes. review me. i'm excited. i can play a casio and sound important. i'm q and not u and not atdi and not modest. i'm not even fugazi. i'm nonsense man. i want ska. i want fat punk. i want what you all have forgotten. give me buck o 9!!

i refuse to idly stand by. i am here for your tight jeans. i'm here for your tattoos and black hair. i'm here to make you fat like me. i wnat you to eat more. i want you to wear leather.

i don't want casualties. i don't want to exchange causual pleasantries. i want no screamo anymore. no story of the week.

i want no dork core. no space man music. no cokehead and cambria. no silent level 3 dungeaons and dragosn on mars stupid shit. i dont' want anoher blue album re-release.

i want you to be mad. i want you to stop reading internet stuff. i want your band to get drunk and do something. i wnat you to play loud songs and not care.

i want pop punk to be ok. i want emo to be ok but made fun of. i want no casualties.

thank you,

paul. aka. cawknocker aka poopypants.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

this is glen from the casualties. fuck off to everyone that tries to tell me what punk is. you have no fucking idea. screw the lot of ya! cheers!

poopypants (February 20, 2004)

whats it sound like? and this isnt punk news its emofag!!!.com right? i'm still excited!!! i have a chubby from all the emo fag bands that everyone sucks off on this site. ie. postal service, bright eyes. review me. i'm excited. i can play a casio and sound important. i'm q and not u and not atdi and not modest. i'm not even fugazi. i'm nonsense man. i want ska. i want fat punk. i want what you all have forgotten. give me buck o 9!!

i refuse to idly stand by. i am here for your tight jeans. i'm here for your tattoos and black hair. i'm here to make you fat like me. i wnat you to eat more. i want you to wear leather.

i don't want casualties. i don't want to exchange causual pleasantries. i want no screamo anymore. no story of the week.

i want no dork core. no space man music. no cokehead and cambria. no silent level 3 dungeaons and dragosn on mars stupid shit. i dont' want anoher blue album re-release.

i want you to be mad. i want you to stop reading internet stuff. i want your band to get drunk and do something. i wnat you to play loud songs and not care.

i want pop punk to be ok. i want emo to be ok but made fun of. i want no casualties.

thank you,

paul. aka. cawknocker aka poopypants.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

Wow, I almost forgot that punknews.org visitors didn't like punk. Thanks for reminding me that it's actually popnews.org. What a bunch of emo/pop pussies, if you're gonna use the word punk you should at least have some idea what punk music sounds like.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

your ears hurt cause you are a PUSSY. tell your mom to drop you off at the cg show nest time. up the punx!

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

The score is for the review. I saw these guys live, my ears fucking hurt like shit, every song sounded exactly like the last one. Nice schick with the cop sirens onstage, though. Go back across the border, Jorhay. Or whatever.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

This score is for the Quincy Punx.

-sickboi

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

punk was about to recieve its lethal injection when at the last momment the governor called in with a repreve. so what does punk rock do in return? they get 4 drunk middle aged men to make "valid ponts about how there government is out to get them and to accidentally fall on drums guitar bass and a microphone and see what god aweful sounds can come out of the speakers. to play music in a band for 15 years is commendable. to bad this band never learned how to write a song.
Id rather listen to the quincy punx

thriceequalsgod (February 20, 2004)

"I was more referring to when Cedric was apart of ATDI anyway, he seemed a lot better back then."

i dont think its that he's lost that voice, its just that hes showing his range soo much more than before. if he wanted to, im sure he could jsut rip out some ATDI tunes, and then jump into any mars volta song. he has amazing control over his voice, which the singer for the casualties could, for all i know, but he doesn't show anything. same for the amount of talent in the guitarists.

thriceequalsgod (February 20, 2004)

"The Casualties own. Bunch of jealous fucks. It's Punk Rock and this site is Punk News. If you don't like it, get the fuck out, posers."

the reviewer is a staff reviewer. that means he works for this site. if he thinks the casualties suck (which he rightfully does..) than he can put that. if you dont like it, then you get the fuck out.

thriceequalsgod (February 20, 2004)

"Go back to Dildonia."

haaaahahahahhahahah

Edgie (February 19, 2004)

Punk isn't dead, it just deserves to die.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Can someone tell me what they are on the front line of? The firing squad?

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

god bless bill gates.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Punk is dead.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Yes, I'm trying to impress you with such complex words as ANUS and MULLET, and DOUCHE BAGS, man, you don't know how long I was looking through my thesaurus for such elegant words of wisdom.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

If you don't like the casualties, you're definitley not gonna like the Subhumans' new live album on Fat

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

It's Drunk-Hardcore Punk... What do you people expect? This music is crusty because it's from the streets, get over it already... bunch of cry babies. Go back to your precious pop-punk and leave the hardcore to the real punks

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Stuaz, if you're going to insult me, at least be somewhat clever about it, instead of spouting out words you most likely spent half an hour looking up, to impress kids you'll never meet on a message board.

And if you'd have read above just a little farther, you'd have seen that I don't even like the Mars Volta that much, just Cedric, serves as an example of who is a better singer than the Casulaties singer: anybody.

Get a life, man.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

I like mohawks better than liberty spikes. However I like bleached spikes like Billy Idol's, the lead singer in Total Chaos in the "Complete Control" video and Lars Frederiksen's

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

this score is for the casualties being the worst band ever.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Good album. It's a lot harder and better produced then the last few albums. I think their early years at around 94 was their best material I give this an 8/10

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

"I want to lynch the kid who compared Cedric of the Mars Volta to the douche nozzle that sings for this band.

This band is worse than Wang Chung and ICP combined.

As for the review, what this kid may not have realized, is that this 'journal' of his, in all reality, is probably 95% accurate.

I also want to lynch anybody who likes this band.

OI OI OI" I want to go back in time and lynch your mother before your dad has chance to knock her up.

Fans of Mars Volta are similar to the annoying douche bags that enjoy this band. In the fact that they are both annoying douche bags that like to follow the current trends of todays hipster youth cult breeding ground.

For some reason they take stereotypical roles and follow the tastes of whatever character they choose to deem themselves. And then you have to see them argue moot points about shitty and overrated bands.

I'd rather watch Nascar and have a mullet than listen to you people moan and bitch about which you see as superior, nay I'd rather be hit by a bus and sodomized by old people than listen to you people talk in real life. Atleast over the internet I don't have to see your ugly fucking soon to be cadavers.

Which brings me to my conclusion, I wish I could vomit up your anus, tie you up with some of your other hipster friends and leave you to die of humility at some sort of raver orgy. But these are only my necrohomoerotic fantasies.

-Love Stuaz

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

The review got it's point across without going in-depth about a shitty album.

Don't support the fucking Casualties.

Icapped2pac (February 19, 2004)

"i thought that "misfits" quote was from an old old old metallica song."

You are hereby banished from Punkland, dickwad (by a guy who has a dead rapper's name in his nickname, no less). I fucking HATE the misfits' music and even I know that Metallica COVERED that song. Go back to Dildonia.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Awesome review

Band sucks dick

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

I'm about to buy it to see if it is really as bad as it's made out to be.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

fuck this band.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

i thought that "misfits" quote was from an old old old metallica song.

poopypants (February 19, 2004)

hey the nazi's had a decently trained army, do you respect them too. there must be no respect for the casualties.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Worst movie of the year will not be going to Scooby Doo 2. Sorry, but it most certainly will be going to Garfield.

To the dude giving out 10 points for the Misfits quote, are you serious? I would be shocked if anyone didn't know the answer.

All in all, I was a little disappointed in the review, sure it was funny for a few seconds, but it was a little too cliche. Hating the Casualties is a little too easy, and a little too cool these days. They are what they are, they're not trying to reinvent the wheel or anything, but I think they take a lot more shit than they really deserve. For one, they really aren't that bad of musicians, quite talented on their instruments actually. They're just playing what they want, what they like, give them a break. That said, I'm not the biggest fan, don't own a single album by them, but can respect them for doing what they do.

...evildeadalive

poopypants (February 19, 2004)

its funny too that this reveiw has 1000 more hits than any of the others right now, everyone has to take their shots at these guys. and to that guy who said this site should support punk rock, it should, i agree, but not blindly. i mean any asshole can grow liberty spikes and play 3 chords and yell ever cliche punk lyric in the book into a mic. you gotta have some quality control. numetal.org probably draws the line at limp dilznik too.

rhythm (February 19, 2004)

not bad ones, brah.

hell of a review 40, i owe you a 40.

poopypants (February 19, 2004)

thats cuz those 'other' sites don't know shit about punk rock. rolling stone probably thinks this is the best punk album of the year. people actually in touch with the punk scene realize how fucking awful this shit is, ie. punknews.org net nerds.

dignin (February 19, 2004)

Irony is something that is unexpected, I personally believe its EXPECTED for a shitty band to get a shitty score.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

It's funny how all of the non-punk or rock and alternative sites give this album average and above average ratings, but this particular punk site gives it the lowest rating possible, which is ironic, considering this site should support punk bands

SOYBOMB (February 19, 2004)

Any faith I had left in humanity has combusted and been reduced to tiny little embers that smell like old mayonnaise.

Here's my question to everyone: Who the hell cares?

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

The Casualties own. Bunch of jealous fucks. It's Punk Rock and this site is Punk News. If you don't like it, get the fuck out, posers.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

skulls on an album cover, that's real original.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

mom?

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

i've got something to say...i killed your baby today!!!

10 points if you guess who wrote that.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

hahahahaha...this the funniest reveiw i've read in a long time.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

wow these guys have been around for 15 years. I knew they have been here for a long time but 15 years....this gives them respect from me...wait no it really doesn't. 15 long years and the best they can come up with is this shit? god damn im all for some good punk music but wow these guys suck. Best fucking review of the years. Dont be hatin all da niggas

-Carl Winslow

CrankWillDestroy (February 19, 2004)

:D ha

CrankWillDestroy (February 19, 2004)

Yea, I second what the guy below me said.

The Mercury Voltas suck, too.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

really dumb review.
i dont care about your sense of homour, tell us what songs are on there, what does it sound like and whats good/bad about the release.
fucking grow up

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

this cant be anyworse than a rancid record.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

C'mon, you have to give Jorge some credit. His first language is Spanish. I'm not saying he would be writing award-winning poetry if all the songs were in Spanish, but I'm sure the language accounts for some of it. And all the talk about how they're not talented? Rick pulls off Freeman-esque basslines that explode along with Meggers' unbelievable drumming. Jake ain't too bad a guitar either. And Jorge has the most original voice in music today (even if it isn't the best, it's still unique). The only flaw I see in them is the lyrics but when was punk rock about insightful lyrics ex: "I wanna be anarchy", "Sex and Violence", "Gabba Gabba Hey", "I ain't no god damn son of a bitch."

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"I saw The Casualties new CD in this weeks Best Buy ad for only $7.99, must be cause Best Buy = punx rawk!!! Oi!!"

You know, they sell Against Me!, Clash, Sex Pistols albums there too. At least they carry good shit like that, especially when there are no mom and pop record stores in the area.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"This band is worse than Wang Chung and ICP combined."

Omg, second best quote of the year, behind "I'm Rick James bitch!"

BSD - right about Casualties fans, I was a fan, did some homework, found much, much, better bands. So I mean, they can't be all bad if it leads to a better understanding of what GOOD music is right?

-The KoR

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

40 Minutes West I'm glad your from PA!!! That was funny as hell!

As far as all the posts...I don't listen to the Casualties cuz I don't like their music. But I do respect them for being around for so long and being moderately sucessful at their chosen genre. And I don't know them, but I'm quite certain they really don't care who thinks they are worst band in the world.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

hahaha. funny as fuck. up the irony.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

i thought the review was garbage
im not a fan of the casualties i listened to this album and if it werent for the bad singing this album would rock

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

I liked the review, I don't care for the Casualties, but the review made me laugh, I think its pretty funny how everyone is getting super pissed off about this whole thing. He knows the album sucks, he knows the band sucks, so hes saying it... let him say what he thinks... plus, im from Ohio and i take offense to the neg. remarks lol HAVE SOME FUN DUDES!

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

HOOOOOOOLY DIIIIIIIIIIIVER!!

-ronnie james dio

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

Funniest review on this site before.

No one is forcing you to accept this writers opinion, I thought it was a funny review and done in a clever way.

soulbleed (February 18, 2004)

haha, this was gold. despite the gayness of the journal, this album still owns. oh well.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

I saw The Casualties new CD in this weeks Best Buy ad for only $7.99, must be cause Best Buy = punx rawk!!! Oi!!

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

all you kids are losers.
and all the casualties do suck.
and so do all the punkcore bands.
yes, all of them.
and you kids just sit here spouting out cliche punk phrases, like nazi punks fuck off. youre all just as cliche as the casualties are.
FUCK that.
p.s. the 10 is for me, not the review

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"they fucking say "punk" 3429346 times per record. The Punkulties with their new album "On the punk line"

Dude that was the dumbest thing i've ever heard. How long did that take you to think of? 2 seconds. If you're going to try to make fun of a band at least make it good.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

scores for the fact that you people prolly think another review on this site matters. this is all we need. this review is the reason i'm breathing.
-tate

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

*trying to think of something positive to say about the Casualties*
ummmm ... they seem to be nice guys and their drummer is actually really good. Whew! That was hard.

- Fatty Arbuckle

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

the casualties are usually really over rated, glad to see an accurate rating for once. now if only someone rated f-minus for what they are (over rated)

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

there's nothing wrong with a little lack of musical talent...for the most part that's how punk rock started

but that was 27 years ago, things have changed

not to mention, even if your music sounds like shit you should be able to write a song or two

-fuck you

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

Sorry for the double post, there are supposed to be countless "plus" symbols after the "A" but for some reason they didn't show up. Oh well.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

i like to listen to the casualties when Im lying in the gutter downing forties at 3am. but that's just me.

as far is this band taking a long time to perfect their "look" goes, i'm sure a lot of those sappy emo fucks take a lot of time to look like they didn't take a lot of time on their look. so just meditate on that shit.

the 5's for the review. it wasn't as funny as it could have been.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

The random shouting reflects the struggles of the common man against the astonishing lack of random shouting we see in society."

poetry.

****Does best imitation of the teacher from A Christmas Story in Ralphie's daydream.*****

A

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

The random shouting reflects the struggles of the common man against the astonishing lack of random shouting we see in society."

poetry.

****Does best imitation of the teacher from A Christmas Story in Ralphie's daydream.*****

A

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

After playing for 15 years you'd think they'd become better musicians by accident. I guess not.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

To whoever responded to my comment below, chill.

I'm not even a big Mars Volta fan, but the fact is I'd rather listen to the kids who sing for Kidz Bop than a Casualties album.

I was more referring to when Cedric was apart of ATDI anyway, he seemed a lot better back then.

- Jordan

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

too bad 7 seconds suck dude.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

AWESOME review.

Awesome.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

Here's we do. We take out a huge life insurance on the Casulaties, we kill them, then give 7 Seconds the money to do a kickass cd.

Minor Threat

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"YES THEY HAVE! THEY PRETEND TO BE PUNK! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

Grant's Tomb"

Look out! It's the punk police and they have come for our children!

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"The album is your typical Casualties, but at the same time it's their best work yet."
O.K. dumbass

The score's for the review

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

nazi punks fuck off

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

i hate the black member of this band.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"The Casualties have never pretended to be something that they are not."

YES THEY HAVE! THEY PRETEND TO BE PUNK! JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

Grant's Tomb

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

creatings from estonia.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

that was hilarious... "they're too obsessed with fasion. shit... someone used all my conditioner, i can't work under these conditions."

i went to one of their shows once, they stopped playing 4 times to fix their hair... jesus christ... get a devilock if you care so much about the damn hair... they've gone unbelievabley downhill since "40 oz. Casualty"...

inagreendase (February 18, 2004)

"The reviewer clearer bought the album expecting it to be dull and never gave it a chance."

If you substitute "bought" with "was sent," then yeah, you're right.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

how about an actual review of the record next time instead of just your lame attempt at humour? you should pat yourself on the back fuckface. now, dont write anymore reviews, your fired. go find a job your actually good at.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

face it fags, the casulties suck a dick

they fucking say "punk" 3429346 times per record. The Punkulties with their new album "On the punk line"

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

Clever satire, heavy applause.

jheisel (February 18, 2004)

This perfect 10 is for a great review, ball on playa.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

simply said, this band is awfully, terribly, awful

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"I don't see any reason to listen to the Casualties when I can listen to A Global Threat or The Virus instead. Those bands actually being good and all..."

What he said.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

i like jazz. it's the best and most influential genre in the world, and if you don't agree, well then you are an idiot.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"Side One Dummy has much more worthy bands to put money into promoting then this shit."

the casualties make their money.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

"I want to lynch the kid who compared Cedric of the Mars Volta to the douche nozzle that sings for this band.

This band is worse than Wang Chung and ICP combined.

As for the review, what this kid may not have realized, is that this 'journal' of his, in all reality, is probably 95% accurate.

I also want to lynch anybody who likes this band.

OI OI OI

- Jordan"

Yeah this is the kind of open minded post that makes me love Mars Volta fans. Honestly, people can like whatever the hell they want. The Casualties have never pretended to be something that they are not. Although it pains me to say this about a group of people, I have found that most Mars Volta fans are elitists.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

This review was the shits. Really unfunny, boring and offered absolutely no insight to the album. Just a bunch of jokes. The reviewer clearer bought the album expecting it to be dull and never gave it a chance.

The album is your typical Casualties, but at the same time it's their best work yet. "Unkown Soldier" alone is worth the $8 I paid for the CD at Best Buy.

Bottom line...it's Casualites with much better production than usual. Buy it or don't, simple as that.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

This band is worse than Senses Fail.

And that means they SUCK.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

No by far the funniest part was how this was the "whole" diary for the "whole" process, and if you look closely, its only ONE day. Haha.

- Chuck Fat

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Up the Punx is a decent song, but these guys get repetetive.

The Unseen are definitely a way better street punk band than the Casualties ever will be. So is A Global Threat, and so was Aus Rotten, and so is Lower Class Brats.

boba_fett (February 17, 2004)

i laugh my ass off every time i see someone write the gold old UP THE PUNX!!!11! comments. i dont know why but i laugh every time.

and this review was great, partially because of all the upping of punx that was included, and the upping of various other elements. great job Forty.

up the habs!!! oi oi oi!!!!111!

FortyMinutesWest (February 17, 2004)

Good thing this band probably sells lots of merch at Hot Topic...

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

i dont know why all you little fuckers hate this band. go back to hot topic and then go listen to some trendy whiny emo garbage. you fucks wouldnt now what punk is if it was sitting on your face. nerds.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

This has absolutly nothing to do with anything, but has anyone seen the update Brenden put on the Lawrence Arms website? It's pretty goddamned funny if I do say so myself.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"So you indie snobs can fuck off, i'm sure if you actually met these guys you wouldn't say shit."

Really? Because I met them and their all morons. "Man, I'm soooo wasted right now."

Totally.

Up the beers.

esper (February 17, 2004)

the casualties are one of the worst bands in music currently.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

i don't care if this band has talent or not. they are just ridiculous.

-greyicewater

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

I want to lynch the kid who compared Cedric of the Mars Volta to the douche nozzle that sings for this band.

This band is worse than Wang Chung and ICP combined.

As for the review, what this kid may not have realized, is that this 'journal' of his, in all reality, is probably 95% accurate.

I also want to lynch anybody who likes this band.

OI OI OI

- Jordan

skankin_in_the_pit (February 17, 2004)

Funny, I just saw a Casualties commercial on MTV2. And I always thought "MTV is not 4 the punx." Quite ironic.

Side One Dummy has much more worthy bands to put money into promoting then this shit.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

I've never sat down and listened to the Casualties so I can't offer a valid opinion....but I will say that they pose out alot and seem to spend a hell of a lot of time on their hair....doesn't mean they are "bad" though.....i can't say. But Dashboard Confessional is crap as well.....as are most of the other band wagon emo and "hardcore" bands becoming a dime a dozen these days. I just want a no bullshit, raw, psychotic punk record that i can turn on and break everything in sight to....like Funhouse, Raw Power or Damaged.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Casualties are alright, they were quite fun the last time I saw them. This review was lame, it would have been cooler had he gotten a real recording journal.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Scooby Doo 2 will be better than this, and I'm voting that worst movie of 2004. Well.. the 21st century actually.

Chips (February 17, 2004)

I don't know if any one commented on this yet but this made me laugh.

"7:00am - Got up to style hair

3:00 pm - Finished with hair"

Haha. My god, what a waste of 8 hours.

lushj (February 17, 2004)

Up the Review!

Hey, there's a ton of bands that play this genre of punk whose songs don't sound alike. I listened to about half of this record before getting bored and putting something else on.
The Casualties get huge props for sticking around- they aren't johnny-come-latelys to this scene at all. BUT, this record isn't dynamic, the tunes really do sound really really similar. Give me The Radicts or
Blanks 77 or LES Stitches instead, if we're talking 90s 77 punk from the NY/NJ area.
P.S.- Using racial epithets is a sign of either tourettes or racist stupidity. Which one is it, anonymous chickenshit?

sweetsugarpezz (February 17, 2004)

Oi oi oi real punx dont use the internet oi oi oi

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

The Mars Volta and Casualties are on about the same level, both have shitty vocalists and the both of them have shitty fans who think they're cooler than cool. -Stuaz

FortyMinutesWest (February 17, 2004)

And I think it's funny how one negative review gets more attention than 50 positive reviews.

FortyMinutesWest (February 17, 2004)

I had fun writing this...

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Wow, this review is ridiculously good. I love how without telling you a thing about the record, it explains the whole record.

Im soooo glad they posted this review and not some review glamorizing the Casualties!

Down with the Punx!

CrankWillDestroy (February 17, 2004)

'Just have fun with music for once. It doesn't have to be groundbreaking to be good.'

Exactly.

FortyMinutesWest (February 17, 2004)

Well, Mr. Ohio, you should know that 95% of what I've review has been sent to me, so if it doesn't fit your standard of punk, oh well, take it up with someone else.

I'm not bashing this band for being untalented, the music is just boring and repetitive. I think this might be the first time I've been called an indie snob, I guess I'll add that to my resume.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"Go listen to Korn. They speak to your pain."

HA HA HA amen - you tell it brother!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"Go listen to Korn. They speak to your pain."

HA HA HA amen - you tell it brother!

dazed (February 17, 2004)

Made me laugh.

I don't see any reason to listen to the Casualties when I can listen to A Global Threat or The Virus instead. Those bands actually being good and all...

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"It's street punk, it's not supposed to sound great."

Exactlly, that's what I dont get. Everyone rags on how the Causualties dont have talent. The last time I checked Punk Rock in general didn't have talent.

I agree with you man, the indie snobs (talent police) are taking over.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"BSD, what fashion obsessed bands do I listen to? Avenged Sevenfold? Yeah, they're over the top and cheesy, but that's their schtick, that's the whole point. This band is supposed to be conveying a serious message."

Well said. I love this band. One of the best drummers Ive heard in the indy scene (well not indy any more)

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Hey cunts aren't you forgetting something?

It's street punk, it's not supposed to sound great.

So you indie snobs can fuck off, i'm sure if you actually met these guys you wouldn't say shit.

mRoHio (February 17, 2004)

"I won't even say anything about "real PUNK" comment. Not because it's stupid (which it is), but because you're from Ohio. "

I didn't call them real punx, just "punk music". THE CAPITAL LETTERS WERE EMPHASIS. And...I love my state.

FortyMinutesWest (February 17, 2004)

I expected plenty of negative comments, I'm surprised that they were mostly positive.

I was going to do a regular review of this album, as concept reviews aren't my thing, but this album so dull and repetitive that I had to spice it up somehow. All the songs sound the same. Honestly, not as in a Pennywise kind of way, where they all have the same tempo, but as in, they were often impossible to tell apart. The choruses are the same, except with different words.

If you like the Casualties, you're going to buy this regardless of what I have to say. If you hate the Casualties, well, you might've gotten a laugh or two from this. To the person calling me writer: it's true, I do get CDs sent to me, however, I'm no more of a writer than anyone else on this site. If someone feels the need to write a second review, no one is stopping them.

I appreciate the feedback, both positive and negative, except for the racist flamebait. Just be glad I didn't go the Kevin Wade route and just write "hahahaha."

BSD, what fashion obsessed bands do I listen to? Avenged Sevenfold? Yeah, they're over the top and cheesy, but that's their schtick, that's the whole point. This band is supposed to be conveying a serious message.

I won't even say anything about "real PUNK" comment. Not because it's stupid (which it is), but because you're from Ohio.

-Jim

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

This cd is pretty tight yo. I was just listing to it in my car from skool, and it's the shit... the bomb even. i only give it a six because alot of you don't like this band, but thats all cool. it's probably in my top ten with the new 182, self titled j.e.w., sum 41 half hour o power (old skool to the max), the new catch 22, ataris astoria, and a few more i forgot but i'll put up soon when i remember them.
i think they're playing soon with alkaline trio, and those boys are really tight two. did anyone check out there last tour with reggie? that was my first show ever, and was so awesome. i don't think shows could get better than that! i cant wait for warped tour!
anyway, this album is awesome, and so are the casualties. they are what real punk rock is, and should put all that other crap to shame!
fight for your life!

mRoHio (February 17, 2004)

Oh, and who gave him this review? Barely any of the bands in his "view all reviews" list could be considered "punk". Give someone that reviews PUNK music a PUNK cd to review.

mRoHio (February 17, 2004)

Oh, we gotta hate the Casualties because they spike their hair! Oh, no! We're too grown up for punk rock! We need complex melodies and harmonies, etc. etc.

Just have fun with music for once. It doesn't have to be groundbreaking to be good.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Nobody's stopping anyone from doing an alternate review. Bunch of fuckin whiners, get off your complaining asses and do something about it.

I'd love to, except I'm not a writer. Not all of us can piece together a good review and I won't make you guys read a poorly written review penned by myself. As well, I can barely afford to buy CDs. I'd have more opinions on different albums if I could hear them. I don't get free CDs in the mail and my big fat paycheque goes towards paying the bills and so I can have no name mac and cheese tonight. Believe me, if I could write solid reviews about all of the new CDs I am getting, I would. Until then, this privelege is left to others, and unfortunately I can't help but feel with reviews like this, they are being wasted. And not that anyone owes me, as a reader, anything, but come on. A guy like Forty has a better chance of writing a good review than I. Why waste this talent and the free CDs?

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Many of us know the Casualties sound, yes, but many of still don't know what this album sounds like in particular. You provide no real insight whatsoever about whether or not this band is genuine in their convictions and songs, and you provide nothing about their sound. Well, I can gather from your review that the choruses all sound the same from you. I guess that is all I need to know, right?

Really, you are a seasoned reviewer and normally I can rely on your writing to really tell me about an album. You are a good writer and have a 2 things I don't have: As said, you have the ability to work well with words. I've never been a writer. Secondly, you have the priveledge of being sent a number of free CDs every week. Please share your ability to write informative reviews and the fact that you can access more music than most. I can't buy every CD. I have to rely on sources like this as a guide in helping me pick my choices.

Icapped2pac (February 17, 2004)

Nobody's stopping anyone from doing an alternate review. Bunch of fuckin whiners, get off your complaining asses and do something about it.

hein (February 17, 2004)

OK, I thought the review was kinda funny, and I really wouldn't have had any problem seeing this pop up in the comment section, but you know what... I was thinking about all these Casualties fans (I'm sure they are plenty) who visit this site and maybe were looking for some confirmation before buying this album. Well, I really would like to say to those people that they should buy it, goddammit, because it's definitely as good as anything they ever did before. Personally, I'm not too crazy about it either though, but I really would have preferred somebody who digs this music to review it, so at least we can find out how this album compares to the others in this genre. I think we are all aware of what this genre is all about, and this criticism (although I admit it was cleverly written here) has all been told a zillion times before. You'd only have to look to the coverart and photographs on the CD to be aware of what this band is all about. I don't need this review to tell me that.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

scores for the fact that you people prolly think another review on this site matters. this is all we need. this review is the reason i'm breathing.
-tate

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Forty has no place making fun of any fashion punk bands...

Even though I hate hate hate the Casualties and most of their "street revival" ilk, you all like bands that incorporate just as much fashion into the program...

Wasting your time bashing a band that's been bashed a million times before on this site alone is dumb enough, putting it up as a review is worse. Let the Casualties fans have their day... They're mostly harmless, hell, a lot of them will move on and like real bands in a few months.

-BSD

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

geez, people that think this review is funny have a lame sense of humour. The Casualties aren't that good, but this review is terrible. So many geeks on this board...

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

this was one of the greatest reviews i've ever read. amazing.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Great review. F all these pussies who have no sense of humor. This band just begs to be made fun of so let em have it.

Icapped2pac (February 17, 2004)

Looks like SOMEBODY's trying to get attention on the board by using repeated racist comments. I'll bet mommy and daddy act like you're not even there. Go listen to Korn. They speak to your pain.

And Forty, ridiculous review. Pure hilarious entertainment. It's a roast-like burn. And judging from the comments by MOST of their supporters (not all of you), their fans seem to be just as ignorant as one might predict. Way to go, dumbfucks!!

cactussac (February 17, 2004)

thanks for coming off no better than those that you hate.

you only come off as a dickhead with a lot pent up aggression. Oh wait ... isn't that what you view 'punx' as?

Really deep commentary in this review. Lots of well thought out humor. I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF.

... atleast have respect for the 'reviews' section if not for me or others on this site. And keep in mind that people everywhere suck, not just in one 'scene'.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

This album is as bad as a nigger in my neighborhood.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"unbiased review"

Hahahahahahaha.

-sickboi

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

The best thing about this review is all the people who got pissed by it and made angry posts about it.

Literal minded morons. Oi.

TheOneTrueBill (February 17, 2004)

this review wasn't that funny.

And i'm not a casualties fan.

8dollarclarinetsolo (February 17, 2004)

well, this review is very funny.

greg6711 (February 17, 2004)

horrible review.

if you want to attack the band do it in the comments.

I think the Casualties suck, and their music is pathetic, but let their fans hear an unbiased review.

not funny

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"7:00 am-Got up to style hair..."

"3:00 pm-Finished with hair..."

Oh man, my sides are splitting.

-sickboi

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

you and your review are a JOKE. I will bet the casualties have been playing hardcore punk since before you were rocking your carson daily for president t-shirt. you might want to try and enroll in a creative writing class when you get out of high school.

Jesse (February 17, 2004)

AHAHAHA!! My favorite part of all these comments is Benji referred to as "the fatter of the two." These guys suck. Sure, they may have been around 15 years and haven't changed anything, but what you fail to realize is THAT IS A BAD THING. Music is about evolution and developing as artists. I give Blink 182 more credit for their new album because they at least tried something new. I advise everyone who was thinking of buying this CD to go and pick up the new Rancid also, out on WB records.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

i bought the "a fucking way of life" 7" back in 95 when i was coming up, and I've seen these guys play more often than I'd care to admit, and I admit they're HARDLY punk rock geniuses. but give them a little credit... if it weren't for bands like them, dysfunctional youth, blanks 77, and the krays, there wouldn't have been much of a underground punk scene in ny/nj in the mid nineties. the 10 is for their song "for the punx"... fuck off you cunts. although i bet this new album gets a half star.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

This is hillarious, but tells us nothing about the cd.

Minor Threat

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

that was a terrible review. you didn't talk about any of the songs. you need to be shot. please dont ever write a review again. this was a waste of my time. and im not even a big casualties fan. do the world a favor - pull your lip over your head and swallow

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"Ok you Dumb piece of Shit. I have NEVER Heard Dillinger Four, NOFX, and defently never heard Against me on the radio. Blink yes, and for the most part they do suck. And you not a real punk just because you listen to something more "raw" then most people. This bands ok, but there not ausome, and yes Against Me!!! is about a BILLION times better, asshole"

Fuck you, you nigga. Casualties R O C K!!! Burn in hell, poseur!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

benji is so much fatter than his twin brother, joel.

why do you think that is?

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Worst
Band
Ever

When are you 16 year old kids gonna grow up and get away from shitty bands like this and start listening to MUSIC.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

What exactly makes the Casualties fake, pseudo, wack ass punk?? The fact that they've been doing this for close to 15 years? The fact they were the first american band to play Hollidays in the sun festival in europe? The fact they have traveld all over the world and played with some of the most classic punk bands ever. The fact that, regardless if you like them or not, they WILL go down as one of the leaders of the street punk genera? I doubt the Casualties, like any band, can control their fan base. Just because that ass clown from GC wears their shirts, thats not their fault. The Casualties have not changed their sound, their lyrics, or their attitudes. They aren't ones to judge. Infact they try to bring different scenes together. They don't give a fuck who you are, as long as you're a good person. What is so wrong with that???

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"Casualties are GREAT!!!! You're just jealous because you listen to that radio crap like Nofx, Against Me, Dillinger Four, and Blink 182 shit. Fuck you. This reviewer should be shot in the face, and lynched... like the nigger he is! Real Punx Unite!!! Oi oi oi!!!"

Ok you Dumb piece of Shit. I have NEVER Heard Dillinger Four, NOFX, and defently never heard Against me on the radio. Blink yes, and for the most part they do suck. And you not a real punk just because you listen to something more "raw" then most people. This bands ok, but there not ausome, and yes Against Me!!! is about a BILLION times better, asshole

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

benji from good charlotte (the fatter twin)often wears casualties t-shirts.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Why dont you keep sucking on avenged metalfolds dick ? maybe you could rent some judas priest videos together. Casualties own. you rent.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

-c22

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Holy shit this review kicks ass. Funny as hell!

You may think the repeated screaming of “Casualties Army!” and “on the frontline” is about the events in the world. You couldn’t be more wrong. This is about taking a stand against substandard dairy products. Up the quality!

Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

I can't believe Punky Brewster had a breast reduction surgery.... I mean, not to be sexist, but the world needs more real boobs! Like the Casualties!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Casualties are GREAT!!!! You're just jealous because you listen to that radio crap like Nofx, Against Me, Dillinger Four, and Blink 182 shit. Fuck you. This reviewer should be shot in the face, and lynched... like the nigger he is! Real Punx Unite!!! Oi oi oi!!!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

The lead singer's voice is terrible. If they got a new singer with a good voice and changed their lyrics, they would be a fine hardcore street band. The melodies and guitar riffs are good. Just new lyrics, new singer.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"I work at a blockbuster and I know for a fact that Punky Brewster is not on DVD. Yeah..."

to hell with the DVD. i want to get with the original PB. she's one hot tamale.

Ramo

sloppyblake (February 17, 2004)

amazing.
two thumbs up!
oi! OI! Oi!

poopypants (February 17, 2004)

wow, way to much energy wasted on writing this reveiw. everyone over 14 realizes this is the fakest bunch of wack ass pseudo punks ever. and their music is just pathetic. it would take a seriously well trained debater to argue these guys as having any artistic merit at all.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

fuck this band...especially that dark skinned guy. what the fuck is his deal. being a minority is not punk.

squirrelbait (February 17, 2004)

Hilarious review. I can't stand most of those "OMG we're so punk" bands as well.

notfeelingcreative (February 17, 2004)

Working at blockbuster sucks ass!! Aargh that reminds me i'm late for work, oh well!

thefirstfive (February 17, 2004)

I work at a blockbuster and I know for a fact that Punky Brewster is not on DVD. Yeah...

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Great review. Particularly because there's enough to be honestly upset and angry about in today's world to fuel a thousand great punk bands - if they were just willing to try to write lyrics slightly more complicated than "fuck the (fill in the blank)."

boldredletters (February 17, 2004)

meh, it was funny, but you can't deny the casualties are good at what they do. i think giving it half a star while you give some of those shitty flavor of the week hardcore bands two and a half.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

I like the Casualties, but that review was so the punx.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

thumbs up 4 the review!

thriceequalsgod (February 17, 2004)

briliant review. it was great how it was among the funniest ive ever read, yet i still found out what the album sounds like.... not that i really needed another idea, but still.

inagreendase (February 17, 2004)

Review of the year so far.

notfeelingcreative (February 17, 2004)

Great review, horrible band.

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