ONE LIVE SONOFABITCH AND A HELLUVA LOT MORE - Antiseen (Steel Cage)
Well here’s a band you can always rely on. One thing I've always loved about Antiseen, apart from the diehard, long-term, fuck you up policy, is/are the rhythm sections.

To my fucked ears, some bands don’t just get it right. Hey it’s important, right? Bass and drums are the "erection" of rock 'n' roll. I would like MORE metal music if the bass and drums had less "show-off’ and more from-the-heart simple working man's beats. That's what I love about Antiseen.

This release has it all: one CD (a re-mastered version of the "One Live Sonofabitch" album that's now out-of-print), another live CD plus a fuckin' DVD. What more do you want? Hey, if you don't know their music , this is a good place to start. The live stuff is culled from Finland, to Chicago and back. Listening to it, I could almost feel the heat coming off the punters' backs. The DVD has a cool Halloween show from '97, another big fat hairy tattooed gig from '94 and a cool kinda doco called "Desctructo Video". The DVD runs to 120 minutes.

This is a satisfying release. Maybe if you had to have one Antiseen release this would be it (buts it’s kinda three releases really - oh shut up !!). And since they ain't toured Oz (not 'cause they don’t wanna, I'm sure), it’s a good insight into Jeff Clayton and Co for a bunch of fuckers from far away.

The punk, heavy rock hardcore mix pummels along the screaming distortion freeway as expected - don’t stick your head out the car they’ll bite it off!! Long live, Antiseen. - Ashley Thomson







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