A1 Talk Is Over
A3 Bad Men
B1 Know The Code
B2 Draw The Line
B3 Bad And Worse
B4 Angry Young Man
B5 The Chase
Let me tell you a story. I drive a lot and I listen to a shit load of music in my car. I work in a warehouse I also listen to a ton of music while at work. From time to time I go to the gym ( Not enough) and I listen to music there. At home were I share space with the most amazing woman in the world the love of my life not so much Oi! and hardcore. My car, work and the gym all have one thing in common They do not have a fucking record player!!! You ask what this has to do with this review. Everything I tell you everything. I have one record player and it is located in my house. So when I want to listen to a album it happens everywhere but my home usually. So that is the issue in this day and age with the renewed interest in vinyl why the fuck would a record company not put a download code in with the record. Fuck if I know. So I have had this album for a while and it is so good I wanted to listen to in my car at the gym and at work but could not due to the lack of having it digital. So I searched the Internet for a rip of it nothing... I was like fuck it I will buy it again from I tunes ( All of you that read this page know how much I hate paying for a record twice so I can listen to it were I want!) guess what? Not the fuck on I tunes... So I got pissed and moved my computer down to my basement were my record player lives in my Oi cave. Just so I can listen to this kick as record and review it. One final thing before we get on with the review. A big fuck you to record labels and bands that do not put download codes in your vinyl records. Fuck you for being greedy, fuck you for thinking for minute that money grows on trees and that people like buying the same record twice, and fuck you, for me having to move my house around so I can listen to the new Corps record and review it.
Talk is Over starts this album off and it does it in grand rock fashion. This Aussie rock & oi band thunder with attitude and talent. The attitude is all over this track with a warning to shit talkers and braggarts the talent kicks off on this track and all nine tracks. The talent to bring Aussie rock Ala: Rose Tattoo, AC/DC and such together with the hard as nails sound of bands like Combat 84 and the Bruisers. Also the guitar solo is awesome on this track.
Songs like Fortune show you how important good lyrics and phrasing are to a song.
"Those who tried and who failed Escaped with the dignity. That is the force that will always prevail. To divide the strong from the weak." I love this line from the chorus of this song and it speaks to me personally. It runs through my head when i want to quit or give up. I think of this line when life is tough. It sounds like what my father would say to me and he was a wise man.
Wolfman is awesome plan and simple the heavy drive of the guitar the unrelenting rhythm section. The dark metaphors of bad behavior exposed from drinking shouted and growled out in a honest bark from the singer Alex. Sharp and to the point this track hit me, cleaned my clock and kept me coming back for more.
The title track Know The Code is one of my top ten tracks for 2013 ( I know this came out in 2012 but I did not get it tell this year). For all of you fashion skins and loud mouth poseurs this line sums it all up
" Well he knows the code but he don't need a scene and he does whatever he suits. Well he knows the code but he ain't a machine and today it's too hot for boots" . The music is full of power but the true star is Alex and his amazing vocals. He has a great gift for telling a story and make it feel like he took it straight from your mind and heart. That my friend is a gift.
Bad To Worse brings all that Rock swagger that I love. With a power house gang chant chorus that takes it over the top. This tale of a night out when you are anti social and liquored up. Only bad shit is going to happen let me tell you. This track like this record is right on point.
hands down the best album The Corps has put out. Every track I mean every track brings it. Lyrically musically with heart and emotion. Do not take my word for it buy this record and find out for yourself.
5 out 5 Oi!'s
For fans of Rose Tattoo, T.H.U.G., Plan Of Attack, RUST, Brass Tacks, Aces & Eights, Murderers Row and The Bruisers