OOR-028

OOR-028Common Enemy
“As the World Burns” CD

Release Date: March 27th, 2012

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Dousing everything with gasoline and setting the world ablaze, Common Enemy has unleashed their 5th and most aggressive studio album yet. As the World Burns sparks 16 tracks of pure post apocalyptic chaos, and good times to be had with friends while sitting back and watching it all burn. With influences ranging from hardcore punk to thrash metal, these songs ignite a spastic yet tight, as well as a somewhat, umm… matured… new and exciting sound that is experimental yet familiar, screaming out the pure passion and rage that each member personally feels about the situations that we’re all faced with. This is definitely the soundtrack of mass destruction, so bring your board, your bong, your best buds (both kinds), spark it up, and thrash out with Common Enemy as the world burns!  And oh yea, don’t forget your skewers and marshmallows for when you have the munchies.

Track Listing:

  1. Thrown Away 

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  2. All I Want For Christmas is a Bag of Weed 

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  3. As the World Turns
  4. Dead Kegs
  5. Where’s It At?
  6. Cheat, Lie, and Steal
  7. Mind Games
  8. March Them Off To War (This is Fucking Business)
  9. Facts
  10. Look At Yourself
  11. Starved and Subdued 

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  12. Bad Weather
  13. Bottle and a Cross
  14. XThe Ballad of BruceX
  15. Shark Attack (Bonus Track)
  16. One Up (Bonus Track)

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Reviews:
(Review By: Jason Navarro, of The Suicide Machines, Hellmouth, & Break Anchor)
As the World Burns, the new album by Common Enemy… probably has them sitting around thinking, how will we top this one?  Because that’s what this record is! A game changer! The opening song, Thrown Away, has some sick guitar harmonies, but don’t trip all of you who love Common Enemy, almost all the songs are still a minute and 50 seconds for the most part. What I’m trying to say is this is Common Enemy at its very best!  This crushes from track 1 all the way to the end, straight up raging! Great scream alongs with a few new tricks up their sleeves, stashed next to a fat sack of white widow. XThe Ballad of BruceX and Shark Attack are the best of what Common Enemy has always done, but somehow ‘?’ made it even more fuckin’ rad. I’ll stop ranting, just go out get a 40oz of Old English 800, smoke a blunt, and shag on yer board, behind a police car with this record blaring on yer ipod (downloaded from the vinyl you just bought of course)

(Review By: Mark Unseen, of The Unseen, The Ashers, & Tenebrae)
Common Enemy return with their best shit yet! Not only are the songs killer, but the recording itself stands out. It’s a great mix of punk ‘n hard core. Pick this up. Also help them out if they hit your town. They are the type of dudes that will return the favor.

(Review By: Serge, of The Goons, & Nervous Impulse)
…Thankfully there is some dope burning along with it. Common Enemy coughs out 16 tracks of thrashy skatecore with some metal flavor globbed on to the lung butter. Subject matter ranges from stuff that’ll solicit some yuks from the party-core types to socio-political rantings about consumer culture, class war and corporate influence on our lives. There is one primary point I judge bands on: the answer to the question -“did they sell me?”. Even if I hate the music a band is making, if they can show me that what they’re doing is an expression of their core then they’re ok in my book. I’ve seen Common Enemy play more times than i can count and they’ve always kicked my ass and this release convinces me even further that Common Enemy are a great band and, luckily for me, they make the sounds I like: the stuff circle pits are made of! On the whole the songs remind me of something you’d hear on a old Mystic Records’ We Got Power comp ‘cept tight and wearing the influence of some of the great hardcore and punk that was ripping up Pennsylvania in the 90’s and then they tack on the occasional guitar harmonies that instantly make me think of Iron Maiden.