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Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front: Dead YuppiesDead Yuppies (2001)
Epitaph Records

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When I first got my hands on the new album Dead Yuppies from Agnostic Front, I pretty much thought 'Oh great... more generic boring hardcore'. This is coming from me, a guy whose heard only one song from the band - Riot, Riot, Upstart - which, and while I'm not sure about this, is probabaly not the .
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When I first got my hands on the new album Dead Yuppies from Agnostic Front, I pretty much thought 'Oh great... more generic boring hardcore'. This is coming from me, a guy whose heard only one song from the band - Riot, Riot, Upstart - which, and while I'm not sure about this, is probabaly not the best representation of their sound. At least not after listening to this album. I consider myself a fan of the whole hardcore genre, although the amount of bands I would list as "some of my favorites" isn't too long a list - it includes Rise Against, Ignite, Refused and uh... well that's about all the modern hardcore punk I'm into. I don't count a lot of the 80's stuff like Minor Threat, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, etc. I also don't count some of the non-punk hardcore bands I enjoy, or 'nu-metal' (a term which I really don't like), such as System of a Down, Rammstein, or Rage Against the Machine. How punk am I for admitting that those three bands are some of my favorites? Not very, actually. Hah!

So what's the point of that entire paragraph? I'm not really sure, but I think it's to say that I went into listening to this album with the intent of not liking it because for me its pretty hard to get into a hardcore band. So what was the result of my listening to Dead Yuppies? Well, at the time I popped it in, I think had some of that teen angst going. You know, the kind Limp Bizkit sing about? Yeah, I sure wanted to break stuff. Or something. Whatever I was feeling, I was really enjoying some of Agnostic Front's agressive and fast music. They've been around almost as long as I have, and yet they're still really fucking hard and fast. Their first album was in 1986, and while I havn't heard it, I bet it's not too far from this sound.

The album doesn't have that one catchy song that you might find being played on the radio once in a while, like "Riot Riot Upstart" had in 1999. All you hear in this album is some really fucking hard songs with the nasty vocals you've come to expect from this band. For a good idea of what these guys sound like on the album, listen for the song "No Mercy". To me, it pretty much sums up their sound. It's got the fast and agressive guitars, the incredible drum rolls, the melodic yet screached vocals - pretty much what these guys are about.

I can't say I've become a huge fan of the band from this album, but I can enjoy it when I'm in the mood for something like this. If you're a fan of Agnostic Front, you'll no doubt like this album. If you havn't been a fan of the band before, you probabaly still won't be. If you've never heard of the band before, this is a perfect album for you to start on.

 

 
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xGLEBExCOREx (March 23, 2006)

look kid, i bought htis alubum thought the lyrics were good, and went on my way. look, listen to their first 7". LISTEN TO IT MAN. it's amazing. dead yuppies is alright, but just listen to the first two releases man. they are amazing.

p.s.
hardcore is a type of punk. "non-punk hardcore" is ridiculous, and system of a down (their early stuff is kickaass) is a thrash-prog band with armenian rhythms.
damnit.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

To the person who wrote the very bottom review. The band only hate the 2nd album (Cause For Alarm) and the 3rd (Liberty and Justice) which both "had bad influences in it". The later album "ONE VOICE isn't at all metally, and i think you should give it another listen, as its my favorite AF record. I'm sure allot of you have already pointed it out, the first album was 82 not 86

Anonymous (October 11, 2001)

the website is not down.
it's agnostic-front.com, not agnosticfront. well, it was one year ago, but not anymore. who let you do this review !

Anonymous (September 14, 2001)

How can you say "Their first album was in 1986 and I even though I haven't heard it, I bet its not too far off from this sound".......IT IS! Their first 7-inch is 100% Old School Rippin' Hardcore, where every song is about 40 seconds long. Thats who AGNOSTIC FRONT are, they're still a great band, but no where near as good as how they used to be. Get their first 7-inch, re-released on the live album "LAST WARNING" its the finest NYC HARDCORE collection of songs you'll ever hear. Thats hardcore.

Anonymous (September 8, 2001)

This album isn't out yet??? are you kidding? they've had it in my local record store for about a week at least. my friend got it.. maybe they're bootlegs, but it wasn't a burned copy. its not blue, so at least its a decent bootleg. sounds like a damn good quality boot leg.. oh well. you guys can wait i guess.

Anonymous (September 6, 2001)

Victim in Pain is an essential hardcore album.

I haven't heard the new album, but I saw them live recently (NYC-Wetlands) and they still are amazing.

Anonymous (September 6, 2001)

This cd's pretty damn good, a lot faster than the previous 2. There's ways to get the cds before they come out ;)

AtomicGarden (September 5, 2001)

"There first album was in 1982" - Christ, they HAVE been around longer than me.

Anonymous (September 5, 2001)

Ya how did you get this CD

Anonymous (September 5, 2001)

There first album was in 1982, the United Blood e.p. There early stuff,
(United Blood/Victimn in Pain) is amazing classic hardcore which defined an entire scene. I can't really stand their later somewhat metal sound (And neither can the band.)

Just buy their first couple of releases, and see them live. They still put on a great show.

By the way, this album isn't out yet.

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