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A Global Threat

A Global Threat: Where the Sun Never SetsWhere the Sun Never Sets (2006)
BYO Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Believe it or not my friends, true punk is alive and well. Far, far away from your Hot Topics, from your concert halls, faux hawks, and $20 t-shirts, there still exists bands with honest ethics and an honest sound. Few and far between they might be, but that just makes the records these bands put ou.
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Believe it or not my friends, true punk is alive and well. Far, far away from your Hot Topics, from your concert halls, faux hawks, and $20 t-shirts, there still exists bands with honest ethics and an honest sound. Few and far between they might be, but that just makes the records these bands put out all the more meaningful.

A Global Threat's latest foray into that `80s hardcore punk ethos is Where the Sun Never Sets -- eighteen songs dripping with urgency and political resolve, eighteen songs that hit hard, fast, and often. Eighteen songs full of snarling, honest lyrics, and heavily distorted riffs. Clocking in at little more than half an hour, this is an album long on attitude and short on bullshit, and though they've gone through their fair amount of lineup alterations since the band's inception in 2000, this current incarnation is as cohesive and pissed off as ever before.

The band's vocalist anchors the sonic attack, though as time wears on it becomes obvious that he's a rather formidable threat on the six-string. "Not a Dime to Drop" transitions nicely from some hard-hitting riffs to some terrific, albeit short-lived soloing. It's important, though, that the band can provide that variation that so many punk records fail to add to the four-chord repetitions.

A possible downfall the record does face, however, is that out of the sixteen presented, not very many songs stick above the rest. They're all good in their own right, but nothing jumps out and makes you say, "man I need to throw on that Global Threat record, I haven't heard 'Some Nerve' in ages!" At the same time, I'd wager that many fans of punk won't find that to be a problem at all. They'll be content with the fact that there's no weak spots on the record. The spunky vocals, pounding fills, and thick bass bridges are just as prevalent in the first song as the sixteenth, and the socially conscious lyrical content is really able to seep into the fabric of each and every song.

One man's simplicity is another man's grandeur, and with the market so populated with here today, punchline tomorrow fashion-centric punk bands, this new Global Threat album is sure to appease those who value grit and sincerity above all else.

 

 
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Revivethe90s (November 17, 2010)

This album is the shit!

john_boy (June 12, 2006)

god awful cd!

kill_fftl (June 12, 2006)

this cd came out like a year or 2 ago why is there a review now

Anonymous (June 12, 2006)

so is there 18 or 16 songs?

feeeding5000 (June 10, 2006)

"...populated with here today, punchline tomorrow fashion-centric punk bands" Wow. AGT, not a fashion-centric band? Definitely one of the better-sounding bands, but in terms of popularity, a second or third-teir studs n' safety pins kind of band.

almostpunkenough (June 10, 2006)

why you gotta claim you're the singer and shit????

"The bands vocalist, Anchors...."

Anonymous (June 10, 2006)

score is for superdude. keep up the good work.

Anonymous (June 10, 2006)

"Believe it or not my friends, true punk is alive and well. Far, far away from your Hot Topics, from your concert halls, faux hawks, and $20 t-shirts, there still exists bands with honest ethics and an honest sound. Few and far between they might be, but that just makes the records these bands put out all the more meaningful. "

this is quite self-important for a review for a very dull trite band. a global threat are in no way more meaningful or important or "punk" as mall crap like fall out boy.

Anonymous (June 10, 2006)

good stuff

Anonymous (June 10, 2006)

this record came out like how many years ago?

Anonymous (June 9, 2006)

i don't really care for the word "urgency" in reviews. please refrain.

rkl (June 9, 2006)

byo is as diy as it gets. any more acronyms and im going to chk

gladimnotemo (June 9, 2006)

A Global Threat being DIY punk? Anchors, I would expect better of you. This band isn't "huge", but they are pretty far from DIY at times.

MikeStupid (June 9, 2006)

I was very pleasantly surprised by this album. It sounds much cooler than AGT's older stuff.

Anonymous (June 9, 2006)

I love this CD I would highly reccomend Purchasing/ Stealing it....

shredsavage (June 9, 2006)

This record is really fucking good. A lot of subtle cool shit that makes it not just a straight forward punk record.

HeresLookinAtYou (June 9, 2006)

i heard this band for the first time like three years ago and they blew me the fuck away. i can't wait to listen to this album.

sxenester (June 9, 2006)

superdude, when did you come back? we missed you.

the_other_scott (June 9, 2006)

how many songs are on this record?

also, you want real punk listen to the drips. that shit blows this shit away.

superdude (June 9, 2006)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Punk rock? Does anyone actually listen to that anymore?

2. Give me some punk-core!

3. I believe it's "mo-hawk"

4. $20 for a t-shirt? As if I 'd be poor enough to buy those

rkl (June 9, 2006)

maybe its just severe lack of sleep, but im frankly surprised and somewhat amused that anchors gave this 3.4 stars.

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