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The Campaign 1984

The Campaign 1984: Blood for NashvilleBlood for Nashville (2006)
Five Point

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Before you even got the chance to decide not to give the Campaign 1984's last album a chance, they're back with their label debut on Five-Point Records, Blood for Nashville. And though it may be hard to fathom, they're still playing that Southern rock inspired post-hardcore that few acts are even bo.
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Before you even got the chance to decide not to give the Campaign 1984's last album a chance, they're back with their label debut on Five-Point Records, Blood for Nashville. And though it may be hard to fathom, they're still playing that Southern rock inspired post-hardcore that few acts are even bothering to touch nowadays.

Heavy bass lines and choking open up Blood for Nashville's first track, "Mommas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Junkies." The song introduces sing-alongs into the Campaign's style with "We are the living dead," which thankfully reoccurs throughout the album. "God Don't Need a Damn He Can Walk on Water" features a pleasantly catchy chorus of "The way she walks, the way she moves. It drives me wild, it drives me crazy." While the lyrics clearly aren't something to write home about, the execution of them is noteworthy.

The album remains generally consistent until "Star Spangled Showdown," where the Campaign opt for a more ‚??cheesy' approach to lyrics when they throw in "Dirty, dirty South ain't nothin' to fuck with." As if that wasn't enough to throw you off, "Mix Tape for Danzig," a two-minute, acoustic track about alcoholism comes into play.

Blood for Nashville returns to its state of "normalcy" in "God Didn't Give You That Mouth for Talking," the most ambitious, busy track, followed soon by "Robert E. Lee Verse the Concrete," whose opening could make you easily mistake the Campaign for a hardcore punk band. Finally, "Hold Me Closer" ends the album with somewhat of an epic, power-ballad sort of feel. Feel free to wonder what in the world you just listened to.

While Blood for Nashville still gives off vibes reminiscent of the Bronx, classic Southern rock influences definitely have precedence with this release. And with a raw, clearly not overproduced release, the Campaign 1984 are ready to continue treading on this relatively uncharted post-hardcore territory.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 29, 2006)

you lost me with this setence right here

"And though it may be hard to fathom, they‚??re still playing that Southern rock inspired post-hardcore that few acts are even bothering to touch nowadays. "

yeah that was stoopid

rkl (April 29, 2006)

so they're corrosion of conformity before pepper keenan took over on vocals?

these 87 hyphen genre shit is ridiculous.

danielsan (April 28, 2006)

where eagles dare the band are good

Anonymous (April 28, 2006)

I'm pretty sure EVERYONE knows where Where Eagles Dare is from.

Anonymous (April 28, 2006)

seriously make a point to read the lyrics...amazing, way to pick out 2 lines and try to represent the album...lame

Anonymous (April 28, 2006)

When they played where I lived they played "Where Eagles Dare" and made a speech about how they doubt anyone knows what band it is from, and they wear the fiend skull for fashion or something along those lines.

sirens (April 28, 2006)

The lyrics are so bad I cannot try to like them, my buddy whos into From First To Last, Hawthorne Heights, and He is Legend loves these dudes. Just throwing that out there.

jamespastepunk (April 28, 2006)

I can't write them off if I've never heard them before...

skaboom (April 28, 2006)

They should tour with Death From Above 1979

RRK (April 28, 2006)

My sister was telling me about these guys 3 years ago. I guess I should finally give them a listen.

Anonymous (April 28, 2006)

Yeah, nooo

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