Antagonist A.D - Distance EP Review
30 Oct 2007 // A review by CEOMong
1. These Cities, Our Graves (Vocal Remix)
3. Show Some Heart (Vocal Remix)
5. Hollywood (Vocal Remix)
The promo material that came with the EP lists it as a ‘teaser’ – and that’s exactly what it is. Solid, all too short, but fantastically strong 12˝ minute "super-low-priced" 5-track EP; with 2 brand new tracks (1&3), and 3 remixes of previously released material. If the EP is this awesome then I can’t wait for their next album.
The EP opens with crazy distortion action melding into some martial soap boxing, transforming into some good old growl. Excellent solid boot-stomping axe. Nice tone set for the rest of the album.
Rapid solid riffs and solid double-kick action leading from the second track lends power to the obviously heartfelt lyrics and some solid growl. Hearty stomping chorus and solid well-rounded riffs.
Excellent levels between instruments, obvious well-mastered and mixed. Solid vocals, staunch rhythm section and hot axe throughout the album gives it unbelievable power.
Final track evokes some solid headbanging and boot-stomping, nice rapid axe fingering coupled with a nice mix of lead and backup vocal action, drives some hard rhythm from the drums. Excellent & very catchy track, can fully imagine this live, rocking the mosh.
In short, loved it, and I cant stop listening. Its in my head, and every time I hit repeat I hear something new that I love even more.
From faraway in the distance, CEO Mong.
About Antagonist A.D
New Zealand hardcore heavyweights Antagonist is back with new album: We Are The Dead and new name: Antagonist A.D.
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ElevenfiftySeven is proud to be releasing the brand new full length album We Are The Dead on the 6th of October in both New Zealand and Australia via Melbourne label Trial & Error. This sophomore album follows 2006s’ celebrated release ‘These Cities, Our Graves’.
Antagonist A.D formed in late 2004 but after trading members & gaining direction a new redux saw the light the following year. 2005 was a dark year for New Zealand hardcore with prominent bands breaking up, crucial venues being lost & key promoters bowing out. Antagonist A.D pushed on and quickly made a name for themselves as an extremely hardworking band and breathing new life into the local hardcore scene.