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Antagonist A.D. - Distance EP Review

30 Oct 2007 // A review by CEOMong
Tracklist:
1. These Cities, Our Graves (Vocal Remix)
2. Distance
3. Show Some Heart (Vocal Remix)
4. Stranger
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 12½ 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.

Taking a different approach Antagonist A.D.’s music and message could be described as 'Modern hardcore with old school ethics'. It's raw metal core at its purest and sincerest. Not watered down or compromised in any way. Antagonist A.D. delivers the frantic intensity of hardcore, while utilising a heavier edge.

Lyrically the band speaks of the cancerous nature of western culture, the infectiousness of apathy, its symptoms & consequence, the exploitation of animals across the world, for pleasure, science, fashion or food. With topics ranging from social & political commentary to the brutally honest self-retrospect and analysis. Simply Antagonist A.D.'s words are full of venom, conviction & passion.

Antagonist A.D. has not only toured New Zealand consistently but also Australia, South East Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan touring with locals and internationals to name a few. Most Precious Blood (USA), Have Heart (USA), Parkway Drive and Carpathian (AUS).

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Releases

Haunt Me As I Roam
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Nothing From No One
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Old Bones Make New Blooms
Year: 2011
Type: EP
We Are The Dead
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Distance
Year: 2007
Type: EP
These Cities, Our Graves
Year: 2006
Type: Album

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