Authority Zero - The Tipping Point
Despite having been around since the late 90's, this is the first time I can recall knowingly hearing about this band, but every part of my being wishes that wasn't the case. Within 2 seconds of this record starting, memories of driving everywhere on the east coast with my friends while cranking bands like Anti Flag, Pennywise, Pipedown, and pretty much the entire Fat Wreck discography came flooding back. This is music that used to mean a lot to me, and I could not be happier that it's still being represented in 2013. This is the music I hated George Bush to, the music I drove to another state while trying to win over a girl while listening to, music that filled the gaps when I didn't want to listen to angry hateful hardcore and just have a great time.
Authority Zero, at least on this release, seems like one of those rare bands who breaks absolutely no new ground, sounds like a dozen and a half other bands, and yet it doesn't matter in the slightest because these guys can write a tune. I hope to have pretty much this entire record on rotation for the next few days/weeks/years, and I'm willing to bet it'll make me happy the whole time. I almost expect at any point for them to launch into a diatribe about the Iraq War like all the bands of this style used to do.
Highlights? Every song is a highlight. "For The Kids", "On The Brink", "Undivided", "21st Century Breakdown", it doesn't let up. Each song is so goddamn catchy. I need this band's entire discography right now.
Genre: Punk Rock / Prog/Groove Metal
Label: Hardline Entertainment
Site: Related Link
Similar: Pennywise, Bad Religion, Propaghandi, Pulley
- No Other Place
- For The Kids
- Take Or Leave It
- Lift One Up
- On The Brink
- Today We Heard The News
- The Tipping Point
- Shakedown In Juarez
- Endless Roads
- 21st Century Breakdown