Punknews.org
Astpai - Feeling Safe In Programmed Channels (Cover Artwork)

Astpai

Astpai: Feeling Safe In Programmed ChannelsFeeling Safe In Programmed Channels (2005)
International News

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Astpai, hailing from Wiener Neustadt in Austria, are the European answer to Rise Against and Strike Anywhere. A politically-fueled punk band that utilizes aggressive hardcore guitar techniques jointed by melodic riffs, but with enough variety to differentiate from their peers. The diminutive reco.


Astpai, hailing from Wiener Neustadt in Austria, are the European answer to Rise Against and Strike Anywhere. A politically-fueled punk band that utilizes aggressive hardcore guitar techniques jointed by melodic riffs, but with enough variety to differentiate from their peers.

The diminutive recording budget apparent on Feeling Safe In Programmed Channels does little to harm the band; instead, a strong D.I.Y. presence is felt. The eleven tracks whip by in a half-hour, and each is a belligerent guitar attack on the listener, fierce while encompassing a catchy aspect that makes the riffs memorable. Songs like "Upon Receipt Of Our Instructions" and "Upper Class Poison" musically position themselves to fit on any number of Fat Wreck Chords' Floyd compilations, picking up where Wyzo left off.

Despite my praise, Astpai suffer from one significant defect: Their lead vocalist's raspy voice kills the moments when a catchy vocal segment is ready to break out (see: "Time To Face The Facts"). The scratchy wail aims the group towards the roots of politically-charged punk rock, conscious of today's Midwestern American punk.

For their first proper recording, Astpai are sure to make considerable noise overseas and hopefully the maturation process that comes from being in a band over time helps the quartet find their recordings in the United States shortly.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Rentokill - AntichorusAstpai - Corruption Concealed (Under Deceptive Slogans)Attack! Vipers! / Astpai - SplitNone More Black - File Under BlackNone More Black - Loud About LoathingNone More Black - This Is SatireNone More Black - IconsStatic Radio NJ - An Evening of Bad Decisions.....Shook Ones - The Unquotable A.M.H.

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
tonimagpie (April 13, 2011)

@McGarnicle: No, it's pronounced "Ustpie" or so... ;)

xmidipunkbastardx (October 6, 2005)

good record indeed

(tihi, "asspie")

Anonymous (October 6, 2005)

great band!

stevejonestherealbones (September 9, 2005)

welp. now that McGarnicle posted my material, what the fuck am i supposed to do here?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- i'm gonna get me some female astpai tonight

McGarnicle (September 9, 2005)

So is the name pronounced "asspie"?

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

Wizo, not Wyzo. Ignorant.

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

yeah, i'm just itching for a 'robust' (AKA 'straight off a press sheet') review of seminal releases (AKA the records that are supposed to move alot of units to the right demographic).

So please hurry up with your inevitably positive reviews of big overexposed releases.

Please review the new death cab for cutie record again.

Or if thats not seminal enough, please review the new rolling stones.

wyzo

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go