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Ignite: A Place Called HomeA Place Called Home (2000)
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Brilliant. I've heard a lot of punk music in my day, but this album is one of the most unique hardcore acts I've heard in a long time. The lead singer -- Zoltan "Zoli" Teglas has a very beatiful voice (something that isn't always a good thing when it comes to savage punk rock). His vocals are.
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Brilliant. I've heard a lot of punk music in my day, but this album is one of the most unique hardcore acts I've heard in a long time.

The lead singer -- Zoltan "Zoli" Teglas has a very beatiful voice (something that isn't always a good thing when it comes to savage punk rock). His vocals are intense, and politically charged - but it isn't the generic "fuck the government" type of politics.

The first song that got me interested in this band was the second track on the album, "Veteran". After the song's guitars rip through the beginning seconds, Zoli begins singing about... what's this, war veterans?

The slavery of poverty...
No one should be hungry in this country...
Enough to feed, to medicate...
To clothe the backs and housing for families...
The cuts in care and medicaid leads me to believe our government just doesn't care.
We send our aid; our misspent funds...
Americans hungry living in the gutter

Ok, so they have my attention and I listen to the entire CD. It's a hardcore mix of songs that you can really tap your foot to. "Who Sold Out Now" is probably the one song on the album that you would expect to hear. Lots of punk bands sing about selling out. However, that's where the similarities end.

Some of the other standout songs are "Run" (an incredibly done song about abuse of children... this one really gets to you as you listen to the lyrics), "A Place Called Home", "By My Side", "In Moderation" (probabaly the fastest song on there - about addiction), "Pieter" (sad as fuck... if you liked Bro Hymn, you'd probabaly like this epic song), and "I'm Bored". The songs I didn't list are still excellent, and I originally listed every single song on the "standout" list.

That's how good this 13 song album really is.

If you'd like a truley awesome hardcore punk rock album that stands out from others (in the sense of vocals, and song lyrics) then this is for you. Recommended. Even some of my friends who don't even like punk music heard this album and fell in love with it. Ignite, right now, is the unknown secret brewing in Southern California. As a bonus track, you get "A Place Called Home" in Zoli's native language. Don't ask me what language that is, either.

 

 
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thomas7155 (August 27, 2007)

AWESOME!!!

jimmyjjackamoose (August 4, 2007)

i downloaded the "Standouts" on ITUNES. DAMN THIS IS GOOD!!! my favorite is "Bullets included no thought required".

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

nice but nothing special

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

"But i can't seem to find any of there older stuff anywhere"

didja try www.interpunk.com ?
they probably got it

Anonymous (May 25, 2003)

correction: "living here together"

Anonymous (May 25, 2003)

i saw ignite live a couple years ago, and they made the point that a lot of people think the line is "living in the ghetto", but the actual line is "living her together" and hence not "...in the gutter"

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

You were right. The last song is in Hungarian. Nowadays, Ignite is incredibly popular among Hungarians who like punk music. While they're just one from the many punk bands in the U.S., in Hungary they are among the best and most known, thanks for their awesome music and Zoli's Hungarian roots.
DNS from Hungary

Anonymous (October 20, 2001)

Ingite fucking rocks! But i can't seem to find any of there older stuff anywhere. -SaYnE GuY

Anonymous (July 8, 2001)

Great CD. With all the lame Blink-182 clone bands out there now, im glad there is at least one band that rocks hard.

Coltsdragoon (June 22, 2001)

When I first heard this album it jolted the fillings out of my mouth onto the floor. The lead singers vocals are amazing and its as straight forward and hardcore as you can get. Buy this album if you want something to lift your ass out of your seat. This entire album is worth listening too over and over again.

Anonymous (June 22, 2001)

Ignite rocks harder than xxx porn. i love this band.- fathead

Anonymous (June 20, 2001)

Gah, I gave this a 10.. whenever I review something it's always like two scores lower. wtf :P -atomic

Anonymous (June 20, 2001)

i think the last song's in hungarian. i read that somewhere awhile back... i'd ask my hungarian friend, but he's back in hungary for the summer. oh well.

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