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Empire Strikes First
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|3. Social Suicide|
|4. Atheist Peace|
|5. All There Is|
|6. Los Angeles Is Burning|
|7. Let Them Eat War|
|8. God's Love|
|9. To Another Abyss|
|10. The Quickening|
|11. The Empire Strikes First|
|12. Beyond Electric Dreams|
|13. Boot Stamping On A Human Face Forever|
|14. Live Again (The Fall Of Man)|
Top Customer Reviews
"Empire Strikes First" is a typical Bad Religion album. They've stayed true to their form. Many would say "It sounds like every other record." But these would be the same people who would complain that they "sold out" if they changed their sound at all. Bad Religion and their fans know what they are about, and thats that. No surprise ballads, no drum machines, no rapping or emo crybaby songs. The songs on this record stand strong on their own and they challenge any other punk band out there nowdays. Bad Religion is one of the few bands that have stuck to their story and their sound...no matter how cliche punk rock has gotten with some of the newer bands. This album sounds like the rest? Sounds like No Control? Suffer? Process of Belief? Thats fine by me.
Here's my track by track review for anyone that cares:
1. Overture- It's dark, moody, and is a great lead in to-
2. Sinister Rouge (7/7) - As excellent, fast-paced, old style B.R. song. It's another great "FU" to the religious institutions of this country.
3. Social Suicide (5/7) - Nothing special, just a good, basic song.
4. Atheist Peace (5/7) - If anyone had any doubts about B.R.'s political views, all they have to do is read the title of this track.
5. All There Is (4/7) - Slower song, but I guess the album has to have a few of these. Good guitar solo as usual, Mr. Brett.
6. Los Angeles Is Burning (6/7) - The radio single. Not the best B.R. has ever done, but it's a catchy song. Awesome lyrics (if you've ever lived in L.A., you'll get all the location references)
7. Let Them Eat War (7/7) - One of the best on the album, both musically and politically. The intro/outro guitars are sweet, the lyrics are perfect, and the bridge features guest vocal Sage Francis. Awesome.
8. God's Love (5/7) - Another good, solid effort. It is just me, or does this sound like it could be a Pennywise song?
9. To Another Abyss (4/7) - This song is OK. It's kinda slow, the chorus is good, but overall, it bores me.
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2)Sinister Rouge - 5/5 The opening track leads flawlessly into quite possibly one of the best Bad Religion songs I've ever heard. This is the definition of perfection bundled up in less than 2 minutes.
3)Social Suicide - 5/5 Again, Bad Religion delivers with a catchy song and continues to propell the album at full steam.
4)Atheist Peace - 5/5 What's this? Another great song? By now, you'll be hooked on the album.
5)All There Is - 4.5/5 This is a catchy song, but it sort of broke off the trifecta of the latter 3 songs. Still great, though.
6)Los Angeles is Burning - 5/5 Another possible Bad Religion classic on this album. Their first single also happens to be an incredible balance of tempo and melody, sprinkled with Greg's intelligent lyrics. A hypnotizing song if you ask me.
7)Let Them Eat War - 5/5 The album hasn't exactly gone down-hill, and we're on track 7. It seems to me that it's destined to be the best album of 2004. This song is very catchy.
8)God's Love - 4/5 Not as great as the others, but good.
9)To Another Abyss - 4/5 I felt like the album was losing some steam, but the songs are good nonetheless. This song is a lot slower, similar to songs on "The New America".
10)The Quickening - 5/5 Ok, back to the good stuff!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Bad Religion did not let me down with this cd. When I first heard the song "sinister rouge" from Epitaph's site, I thought it sounded very mediocre..... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Mickie
I am a long time B. Religion fan and went to their shows in the old days. Loved Process of Belief, and of course Suffer, No Control, etc.
This is not those albums. Read more
"How Could Hell Be Any Worse?" defined the summer of '84 for me. I wore the grooves down to nothin'. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Daniel W Garrigan
With Against the Grain playing in the car I drove to buy the album the day of the release. And playing it all the way back home I thought it was alright. Read morePublished on July 12 2004
I thought their music was rather catchy and dramatic when I was in middle school and high school. Then I got older and realized how freaking annoying they are. Read morePublished on July 11 2004
Symphonically charged with 3-part vocal harmonies, Bad Religion delivers their message home with "The Empire Strikes First. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Brett Lemke
I absolutely love Bad Religion. I own every single one of their CDs (except Into The Unknown) and I love every single one of them. Even No Substance and The New America. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Amazon Customer