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Guns Up!

Guns Up!: All This IsAll This Is (2005)
1917 Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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Part of me wants to say something sweet like "THUMBS UP! for GUNS UP!" But then the other part of me realizes that up and up don't rhyme. They're just the same word. So I'll stick with saying that Guns Up!'s All This Is is one of the better hardcore albums released lately. Or hell, maybe I'm just im.
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Part of me wants to say something sweet like "THUMBS UP! for GUNS UP!" But then the other part of me realizes that up and up don't rhyme. They're just the same word. So I'll stick with saying that Guns Up!'s All This Is is one of the better hardcore albums released lately. Or hell, maybe I'm just impressed that it's not metalcore.

I don't know about a Madball comparison, but I can ensure you that Guns Up! has mastered straight-forward hardcore. And so soon, too. All This Is encompasses six new songs with three tracks from their out-of-print 7". Guns Up! will take you on a journey back to the simple, New York hardcore, untarnished by tight pants and melodic interludes.

The record's first three tracks do a pretty decent job of summing up All This Is. "Abusive" vocals, breakdowns, animalistic growls, you know, the whole sheBANG (pun completely fucking intended). Whether opening a song with "Yo, straight up. Hit this shit" or yelling "Step the fuck back" after a minute-long build up, Guns Up! will have you wanting to participate in their intensity.

Face it, any up and coming hardcore band that gets to tour with Verse and Have Heart must have some credibility. And having the same man, Dean Baltulonis, who produced releases for Agnostic Front and No Warning, do their recording sure doesn't hurt. Guns Up! are simply straight-forward hardcore, no bullshit. All This Is isn't fleshed out with filler tracks, nor does it seem as if Guns Up! is trying to be something they're not. And what they're not, is a disappointment.

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How It's Done
No Shelter

 

 
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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.
Sally_Field (May 11, 2005)

What if you hate Pantera but love Black Flag?

You're not metal.

BrandonSideleau (May 11, 2005)

What if you hate Pantera but love Black Flag?

Anonymous (May 7, 2005)

If Black Flag and Pantera had a baby...

soulbleed (May 7, 2005)

well, someone had to take their place as soon as no warning started sounding like papa roach

Anonymous (May 7, 2005)

this is exactly like old no warning, like exactly, these guys are almost a cover band...

nietzsche (May 7, 2005)

I like the cover.

Anonymous (May 6, 2005)

Good band. I thoroughly enjoy this album.

Inspection12e (May 6, 2005)

The last sentence of first paragraph is great.

Anonymous (May 6, 2005)

Great band.

Anonymous (May 6, 2005)

"I donā??t know about a Madball comparison"... who remembers that madball review from a while back, the comments are still the funniest thing on this site... score is for that

boldredletters (May 6, 2005)

still doesn't sound like good hardcore to me. sorry.

recordings (May 6, 2005)

this sounds a LOT like pre-"suffer survive" no warning. and i mean a LOT.

not that thats a bad thing. the production and vocals could use a lil help though.

bizzlebrizzle (May 6, 2005)

good band

Anonymous (May 6, 2005)

nice thing to stick to while waiting for the new modern life is war

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