- Audio CD (September 25, 2012)
- Deluxe Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: SEASONS OF MIST.
- ASIN: B008O9V4JK
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
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Limited Edition CD in a clamshell box w/ a bonus track, Casualties bandana, Casualties bottle-opener, and screen-printed Casualties patch.
NYC's THE CASUALTIES are the voice of the disenfranchised and disillusioned. Twenty plus years in, and these street fighters are still angry and keeping the spirit of hardcore-punk alive. Taking their inspiration from early leaders (DISCHARGE, THE EXPLOITED, ENGLISH DOGS, and GBH) and the metal-edged NYC hardcore of yesteryear, THE CASUALTIES deliver street-level punk with a new level of aggression on their new album 'Resistance'. 'Resistance' rails vehemently against a dystopic world gone mad; failing world banking systems, the regression of personal rights, and the poisoned-politics of a corporate-bought government among them. 'Resistance' is THE CASUALTIES at their most metallic, most vicious, and most anthemic in years, and proves beyond a doubt that true hardcore-punk is not dead.
Top customer reviews
This album is on YouTube via the band's label so it's free to listen to if you want to hear what they are up to now. I was surprised to see all the encouraging comments and how many older fans like myself were checking out the new album. I've always loved these guys and it's cool that they retain the same fast sound. The two things I used to hate when I was buying punk records 15 years ago was that bands didn't wear the same punk clothes anymore and that the sound had changed or had gotten weaker. This hasn't happened with The Casualties which I've always been impressed with. I wouldn't care if it did but I'm happy that they've stuck w/ their roots and with what they love.
I liked how on We Are All We Have they had a Dub song. Checking the comments on YouTube none of their fans seem to be aware that Dub is a genre of Jamaican music and were saying that the song sucked when they had no clue what Dub music even is. If they did they would see it's actually a very good tune and right for the style. It's at times like this when I think punks can be very closeminded. There is a Wikipedia page w/ info and a lot of compilations of Dub songs/music if you want to know more. Some Dub songs are very famous and rightly so and there are some very famous Dub artists as well like King Tubby and Augustus Pablo. It's a very cool genre and worth checking out if you have the time to read and investigate.
This album has a metal influence, people on YouTube say it's mostly Motorhead, but most of it is their old streetpunk sound. Classic Casualties. I'm not a fan of metal, just punk, but I don't care. They have to push on and follow their heart which means trying new things and staying fresh. Their heart is in the right place and the energy and pissed-off-ness is still there like it was on their old records.
Not liking the artwork on this or We Are All We Have. Under Attack and Made In NYC look like the old Punkcore lp's which were super nice quality. The artwork for Resistance and We Are All We Have to me looks Photoshopped and not what I would buy if I was going out and looking to buy a cool/classic UK82 type punk record. Record covers mean a lot. Maybe they were really busy and didn't have a lot of time to choose artwork or take pictures for a cover? I read Johnny Ramone's biography and he was saying that they didn't do band photos for covers later on 'cause some members didn't look good anymore but I don't see this with The Casualties.
If you like 1990's-early 00's punk like Anti-Flag, Bouncing Souls, The Virus, Clit 45, A Global Threat, Defiance, The Unseen, The Distillers you shouldn't be let down here. The Casualties get a lot of flak from folks who see them as not being true punks, only being about fashion, etc but I've always stuck w/ them as being the underdogs. They put out great records. I don't always follow these bands anymore but still like to look them up every once in awhile and it's nice to know that they are still there and that the records are still good. Anti-Flag and The Bouncing Souls put out new records this year as well. I used to order records from these bands from Punkcore, A+F thru mailorder which seems pretty oldschool/90's now but that makes for nice fuzzy nostalgia now.
There are a slew of interviews w/ The Casualties on YouTube if you like them. They are nice guys and I think it's a shame they get a bad rapp by one-sided folks or people that judge them based on their just their appearance or the appearance of their fans. Their records have always been good/high energy and they always give great shows. There are many styles/genres/years of punk but for me I've always like bands that play fast and are pissed off. Casualties have always been that. They've never had a weak point. Hope they carry on for some more years to come.
Love these guys! Punk rock is the best! Other music is good as well but punk is where my heart lyes.