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The God Awfuls - Next Stop Armageddon (Cover Artwork)

The God Awfuls

The God Awfuls: Next Stop ArmageddonNext Stop Armageddon (2004)
Kung Fu Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: JanelleJJanelleJ
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The God Awfuls are pissed. Hey, but can you blame them with the state of the world today? Yeah, didn't think so. Well, out of this dissolution and frustration comes some fun, rebellious, upbeat punk (mostly) in the vein of River City Rebels and Madcap (see the opener "Disconnected Youth", "Power .
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The God Awfuls are pissed. Hey, but can you blame them with the state of the world today? Yeah, didn't think so. Well, out of this dissolution and frustration comes some fun, rebellious, upbeat punk (mostly) in the vein of River City Rebels and Madcap (see the opener "Disconnected Youth", "Power Animal", "East Side One" with its great vocal harmonies, and the anthemic "Orion").

However, there are some offerings that differ from this formula, like the absolute standouts "Calling", a super-fast, raucous hardcore punk rallying cry to get our voices heard, the tough, unrelenting "Sister", the frantic "1979", and the equally hectic "Watch It Fall". Some, including "Tonight", "N.R.A", and "No Angels" are more reminiscent of Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards or The U.S. Bombs.

On the lyrical front, it's hard to find fault with The God Awfuls' logic. Take, for instance, "Power Animal", on which they sing, "They're selling flags and spinning lies/While sending someone else's sons to die." This statement is so true. And what about the rabble-rousing, fist-pumping sentiments of "Watch It Fall": "We are the ones with the power to devour one and all/Tear down the old foundation brick by brick and watch it fall" - but then again, how many times have these words been sung in one form or another, amounting to naught?

If these guys are sincere in their messages or just following the latest trend of voicing dissent, is open to debate. In the meantime, you might as well just give in and rock out to the 13 blistering tracks on 'Next Stop Armageddon'.

 

 
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assassinsmatt (October 21, 2008)

good album
cool guys
seen em with the vandals

Anonymous (May 19, 2004)

this album sucks. so boring. trust me, its not even worth 6 bucks at the used store.

Anonymous (February 27, 2004)

guten reviewen

-BSD

Anonymous (February 27, 2004)

kinda like Rancid before they started to suck.

these guys are great live. i saw em with Social Distortion a little over a year ago. can't wait to see them again at the warped tour in san diego.

Anonymous (February 26, 2004)

This band kick ass...CD is great! Can't wait for warped tour so i can see them live.

slippy (February 26, 2004)

The score is for insincere scott.

Anonymous (February 26, 2004)

i heard chris was gay be flammin' homo

Anonymous (February 26, 2004)

confidential to the girl talking about chris:
can someone say obsessed? girl, you gotta get a hobby!

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

The only problem I have with this CD is the version of "Dissconnected Youth" that put on this album. This version is slow and more poppier. The other version I have heard was fast, in your face, better lyrics, and about 1:15 longer. Besides that it is a great CD.

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

its good to see that kung fu are signing punk bands now

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

The god awfuls ruuuuuullllllleeeeee!!!!

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

who you callin a bitch?

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

slaughter me? ive eaten bitches like her for breakfast! besides, hes only with her cuz he hasnt met me!

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

chris has a girlfriend you slut. she will slaughter you.hands off!

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

best cd EVER! and chris la fave is SO HOT!!!! i love them. i love what they have to say. every song is amazing.every lyric gets me right in the heart.and i love chris.love him.

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

River City Rebels and Madcap?!?!
FUCK!!! i need to check this band out

devildog1507 (February 25, 2004)

Hey wow a punk band is reviewed here and a good one too..wow

maverick (February 25, 2004)

That cover art is really deep and meaningful.

-insincere Scott

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

A great album I thought. Recommended if you like One Man Army, Swinging Utters, and Madcap. Really solid. If this is their first release...I look forward to the future.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

Judhging by that mp3, this cd sounds like it really really shouldn't have been released.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

"the exhiliration a child feels from knocking over a stack of blocks"

I like that.

Howard_Beware (February 24, 2004)

kind of sounds like the utters

Mr_Pink (February 24, 2004)

"i always thought that punk was about voicing anger for the crumbling world that we live in."

To me, the best punk rock recreates (in a musical sense) the exhiliration a child feels from knocking over a stack of blocks or a sand castle. It's kind of rude, inappropriate, destructive, likely to piss off the kid's parents, but more than anything else, a whole lot of FUN. There's a place for making a political statement in it, too, but not a prerequisite. But that's just me, other people have differing ideas.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

Cool

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

I“m surprised, but I like this band...

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

anyway, it's not like i gave 'em a bad review...i agree with their sentiments - i thought that was clear???!

You must be new here - most people were sick of me writing good reviews for bands like DEFIANCE, WASTED, Cheap Sex, and the like because they feature important socio-political commentary...

I'm sorry, but I just gotta go off right now...And don't tell me about what punk is about - who practically started the reviews of old-school UK greats? - UK SUBS, GBH, Partisans, Sham 69, the fuckin Damned????
-Janelle

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

Yes, I know voicing dissent has been a staple of punk. True punk. You're preaching to the converted, my fellow...I'm just saying that since the whole "war on terror" - it seems to be more mainstream - when I wrote that last paragraph, I had something about S.T.U.N. in there but for some reason it's not there (see, i feel they're not genuine). That's the thing. Some people seem to be doing it to jump on the bandwagon or something...does not anyone else see this????

-Janelle
Good for you go listen to REAGAN YOUTH and MDC - they are true greats.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

i always thought that punk was about voicing anger for the crumbling world that we live in. it was a voice for the viocless, the angy youth of the world, just as tade unions act as a voice for the exploited workers. another reason why emo should be abolished. quite your fucking whinning about being sad and sing and get a fucking grip. there are a million things that you could write about, some are very relevant, and you chose to express how much you cry yourself to bed because the girl in your high school art class dosnt like you. fuck off. punk needs band like this one to represent the spirit and anger of todays youth. and to say that is a trend, this has always been a staple within the punk culture. im going to listen to reagan youth and born against, propagandhi and mdc.

TheOneTrueBill (February 24, 2004)

I've been waiting for this since Kung Fu posted two of their demos. It's a damn shame I have to work everyday this week right after school, so I won't be to get it until a minimum of next week.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

There are two FREE MP3's at godawfuls.com

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

Next stop? Garbage can

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

“They’re selling flags and spinning lies/While sending someone else’s sons to die.”

that's a great line...i've never actually heard these guys though...

inagreendase (February 24, 2004)

Between this and Underminded, Kung Fu seems to be mixing up their roster a bit more as of late...

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

Is she pretty? -oldpunker-

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

I need to find a woman like Janelle...

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