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Action: ActionAction (2004)
Punkcore Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Aggressive street punk/hardcore in the vein of older Unseen, Action's self-titled debut is a quick bout of the aforementioned for those in need of half an hour of the somewhat throwback style. Though I'd imagine this would work a lot better live with the gang-led choruses of tracks like "Man's Law,".
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Aggressive street punk/hardcore in the vein of older Unseen, Action's self-titled debut is a quick bout of the aforementioned for those in need of half an hour of the somewhat throwback style. Though I'd imagine this would work a lot better live with the gang-led choruses of tracks like "Man's Law," "Rise," and "Warzone," the Punkcore outfit is still very competent in the musicianship department, and as far as street punk goes, writes political lyrics to the standards you'd expect, maybe even a bit higher ("Fighting the capitalists / fighting the west / putting your faith to the test / just a pawn, just a whore / in a fictitious holy war").

The band keeps the fast-paced tempo consistent and the shouting vocals never relent, nor do its basic chord progressions underlying the sound. However, they also clean up a lot of the really agitating things I normally face with the genre, too. The vocals are rough yet upbeat and never intolerable, and the guitarists throw in a lot of choice licks and the drummer some nice fills ("Submission," "No One Knows," "Warzone"). Even their biggest problem doesn't seem like one as you're going through it, that is, listening to the near five-minute long third track, near-epic for the introductory section to a record like this.

So although we've heard it all before, and plenty of it, Action is a good addition to the group, and definitely has the potential to probably throw some new things in in the future as moments here show. Worth a listen.

MP3s
Submission [clip]
Man's Law [clip]
Nobody's Fodder
Dawn Of A New War

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
davecropknox (April 6, 2006)

apparently no one on this site knows who conflict is..........whoever wrote this review knows nothing about this kind of punk....(and also doesn't play any instruments, there's some highly accomplished playing on this record).

Anonymous (March 7, 2005)

i really like this cd i wish it was longer though other than that it is awesome

Anonymous (January 26, 2005)

toronto hardcore punk represent mother fucker.

Anonymous (January 26, 2005)

For a second I thought this was that one band Action Action, but it's even shitter music. Punk rock is lame.

Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros? Death From Above? I'll abstain from commenting on the latter band because I despite them, but I think you gave Strummer a 10 out of sentimental value. Streetcore featured some pretty weak songwriting in comparison to the first two albums. To paraphrase Pitchfork, some of the songs wandered into No Doubt territory.

-Chinatown

adam (January 24, 2005)

"I have a hard time believing something that got a 6 is worth checking out."

On the contrary, we should be giving out more scores at this level. Every time I see another 9 or 10 scored review come in I pretty much ignore the rating. Too many people are calling too many unwarranted things brilliant.

-adam

Anonymous (January 22, 2005)

well that last comment just about sed it all.

Anonymous (January 22, 2005)

BRian, Shut the FRUCK up you drunk pasdurbitch!

Anonymous (January 22, 2005)

I have a hard time believing something that got a 6 is worth checking out.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

this is certainly not the band i expected.

-stevejonesthebonezsucksfuckingbigblackcock

Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

Action Action must be pissed!

boba_fett (January 21, 2005)

they remind me of cleaner american steel.

stevejonestherealbones (January 21, 2005)

i hate this record label's name. punkcore. sounds like it was named by an eighth grader

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

gladimnotemo (January 21, 2005)

This band actually has intelligent lyrics. I don't know if it's good enough to buy, though.

Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

action / action & action tour coming your way soon

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