First Strike ‎– Second Wave Of Assault 12" LP (Red)

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Tracklist:
Side A: 
A1. Katyn 
A2. Working Class Style 
A3. Liar 
A4. Vengeance

Side B: 
B1. Boots, Braces, No. 1 Slut 
B2. Ted Hall 
B3. Wage Slave 
B4. Legion XVII-XVIII-XIX

Pressing info: 
250 in black vinyl 
150 in red vinyl 
100 in grey wax with red splatter

Recenze Backstreet Battalion:
Po dlouhých letech a ochutnávkovém singlu Katyn (což je i úvodní song tohoto alba) přicházejí First Strike s druhým plnohodnotným albem Second Wave Of Assault. Kdo vlastní singl Katyn tak určitě zjistí, že přebal desky je stejný a vydavatelé též. Na desce najdete osm songů s názvy Katyn, Working Class Style, Liar, Vengeance (ty jsou ze strany A) a Boots, Braces, No.1 Slut, Ted Hall, Wage Slave a poslední Legion XVII-XVIII-XIX. LP je limitováno 500 kusy (250 černých, 150 červených a 100 šedých s červenými fleky) a uvnitř je papír s texty. Jinak First Strike si jedou pořád stejný styl, jaký hráli před šestnácti lety, takže neučesané Oi! bez jakýchkoliv dalších a pro někoho parazitních vlivů (třeba metal, HC…), ale občas zazní i nějaká ta kytarová vyhrávka (třeba Working Class Style, Vengeance nebo Wage Slave). Většinou se jedná spíše o pomalejší tempo, ale třeba Boots, Braces, No.1 Slut je poměrně solidní rokec. Nahrávka obsahuje i dalo by se řící že historické texty (o masakru polských důstojníků v Katyni, prohře Římanů v Teutoburgském lese nebo o Tedu Hallovi, což byl americký fyzik, který dělal špióna pro Sovětský svaz a naprášil jim plány atomové bomby „Fat Man“, která zničila Nagasaki), ale i klasický násilí a pomstu, problémy pracující třídy, kurvy převlečený za skingirls nebo pomluvy a lži. Takže relativně klasické skins texty, plus nějaká ta proamerika během studený války a nadávání na komouše. Osobně se mi nejvíce líbí poslední song Legion XVII-XVIII-XIX a Vengeance (která je vystřihnutá jak z 80. let). Jinak uvnitř papír s texty a oblíbenou sochou (zřejmě) neznámého vojáka. V děkovačce najdete kapely podobného ražení alá Klase Dirigente, Combate 49, Offensive Weapon, Venganza Tatuada, Oxblood nebo Lonewolf NYC. Klasický styl a nekompromisní postoj. To je to, co dostanete, pokud si objednáte desku First Strike, která má vyjít někdy koncem listopadu. paráda

Review American Oi: 
First Strike’s “Second Wave Of Assault” is finally rolling off the presses this month (November, 2014) after quite some delay. Not sure what the holdup was, but I received a digital copy several months ago already giving me the opportunity to give First Strike’s ‘comeback’ album quite the few spins, leaving me well prepared to write up my review about their sophomore album. 

Not that a good preparation was that necessary, because since the band’s start in the second half of the 90’s not a whole lot has changed besides a small difference in First Strike’s line-up. Just like their self-titled debut EP (1997) and their debut album “In Veneration Of Fallen Heroes” the band’s sound is still extremely raw, almost demo-ish alike. Certainly not something you would expect in this day and age with the possibility that some wouldn’t even bother to listen, let alone buy, “Second Wave Of Assault”. 

This would be a mistake though, because the (self?) production also has its charm and gives First Strike a certain amount of authenticity that fans of the (old) sound of other New York City Oi! bands such as The Templars, Vibram ’94, Frontline Soldiers and Oxblood would love. Something I have most likely pointed out in previous reviews involving First Strike already, but still. Armed with historical knowledge and politics of the street First Strike blew the horns of war resulting in their “Second Wave Of Assault” with eight brand new battle hymns like “Katyn”, “Vengeance”, “Legion XVII-XVIII-XIX”, “Wage Slave” and “Liar”. Raw and aggravated in both sound and lyrics, the way Oi! music is meant to be played, especially if you hail from the Big Apple like these guys. 

If any of the above speaks to your mind, than you definitely have to give First Strike a listen (if you haven’t done that already of course), because I am pretty sure you will like their pure sound. But if you like your Oi! music poppy and over-produced you can obviously skip this one.

Review Backstreet Battalion: 
After long years and taste single Katyn (which is also title track of this album) came First Strike with second full length called Second Wave Of Assault. Who have Katyn single will know that the cover of the LP is similar and record labels also. On LP ypou may listen to eight songs called Katyn, Working Class Style, Liar, Vengeance (side A) and Boots, Braces, No.1 Slut, Ted Hall, Wage Slave and the last one Legion XVII-XVIII-XIX. LP is limited to 500 copies (250 black, 150 red and 100 grey with red splatters) and inside is paper with lyrics. First Strike are playing same style as they used to 16 years ago so rough Oi! without any (and for someone parasite) influences like metal or HC but there is time to time guitar solo (like in Working Class Style, Vengeance or Wage Slave). Mostly it is slower rhythm but for example Boots, Braces, No.1 Slut is nice rock´n´roll. LP contains also some historical lyrics (about the massacre of Polish officers in Katyn, about the battle in Teutoburg Forrest or about Ted Hall who was American physicist who spied for Soviet Union and who gave them plans of plutonium bomb “Fat Man” which destroyed Nagasaki), but also classic topics like violence and revenge, problems of working class, scene sluts or lies and rumors. So it means classic skinhead lyrics plus some for America support during cold war and swearing on communists. Most of all I like the last piece Legion XVII-XVIII-XIX and Vengeance (which is like from 80´s). Inside is paper with lyrics and with some kind of statue (maybe) of the unknown soldier. On the lyrics sheet is also thankslist with similar bands like Klase Dirigente, Combate 49, Offensive Weapon, Venganza Tatuada, Oxblood or Lonewolf NYC. Classic style and no compromise attitude - this is what you receive when you buy this LP which will be out at the end of November…great!

Přidat do košíku:

  • Kód: 4S2015032
  • Výrobce: WAR Records

Tento produkt byl přidán dne Čtvrtek 09. duben 2015.

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