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4 Past Midnight

4 Past Midnight: Trials and TribulationsTrials and Tribulations (2005)
SOS Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Yipes. Someone tell these guys not to have anime drawings for their next record. That's just atrocious. And someone tell them to change their name. What we got here is some British hardcore-inspired street punk from a band that has their drummer do the lead vocals. Basic, three-to-four chord prog.
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Yipes. Someone tell these guys not to have anime drawings for their next record. That's just atrocious. And someone tell them to change their name.

What we got here is some British hardcore-inspired street punk from a band that has their drummer do the lead vocals. Basic, three-to-four chord progressions, aggressions, gang vocals, fast tempos, etc. And it's not terrible. You know, if that's your thing.

Lyrically, the songs are just a bunch of vague anti-establishment rants that don't go anywhere -- "You try and beat the system, but it only brings you down, when your [sic] searing for a way out, in this world of fucking hate," and "You must never give in, we must never give in, cause were [sic] pissed on shat on, treated like shit while politicians lie back sucking Blair's dick, its not right its not right its not right."

I dunno, I just don't think this kind of stuff is really progressive in this day and age. This kind of stuff would be mind-boggling back in the day, but the music world is flooded with these bands that just yell about how stuff is crappy and how the system brings them down, blah blah blah. I mean, it just reminds me of those people who get into punk music because they think it gives them a good excuse just to be an asshole. And I'm not saying that this is what 4 Past Midnight is, I'm just saying I'm sort of tired of it. If people really want a change, then they should do something about it. Maybe I'm just in a bad mood.

 


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Anonymous (March 23, 2006)

ive got this album ...and its good solid 80s sounding punk ..by a band who deserve some credit ...not brought down by the likes of reviews like this ....The music is strong and raw ..alot of other bands should take note.

SilentStorms (February 15, 2006)

Wasn't 4 Past Midnight four short stories by Stephen King ... including the Longoliers (possiblly mispelled, possibly amazing story, possibly terribe tv movie)? Yeah this looks/sounds kinda weak.

stevejonestherealbones (February 12, 2006)

"either you are in a bad mood or you are just a complete fuckwit.....a great band with even greater music"

either you're in the band or you're that fuckwit thing

- jones the bones

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

either you are in a bad mood or you are just a complete fuckwit.....a great band with even greater music

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

Even by street punk standards, those lyrics suck.

-Will

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

sounds alright. but i'd rather listent to iron maiden's sonf "2 minutes to midnight"

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

sounds alright. but i'd rather listent to iron maiden's sonf "2 minutes to midnight"

stevejonestherealbones (February 12, 2006)

i dont think that judge is going to hit the sweet spot with his gavel

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

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