Officer Negative - Live At The Roxy

Sunday 1st August 1999
Officer Negative - Live At The Roxy
Officer Negative - Live At The Roxy

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Screaming Giant SG107
FORMAT: CD Mini-album
RRP: £1.59

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Any music form which features 'singers' who bawl at the extremities of their lungs will clearly not be to everyone's tastes. So if you're not familiar with hardcore, then this joyfully cathartic noise to the Lord will simply be a head-splitting cacophany. But for those neo-punks who like their guitars vicious enough to cause a coronary and tempos frenetic enough to bring back nostalgic memories of pogoing to the Clash, this is gloriously earthy stuff. Titles like 'Dead To The World' and 'Unity In Christ' (the latter based on Romans 15:5-8) could hardly be more in-your-face while 'Human Garbage Can' is the most angry anti-abortion song since Seventh Angel's "Dr Hatchet". In its own unpretentious way, a gem.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Pressure [Listen]
2. Human Garbage Can [Listen]
3. Dead To The World [Listen]
4. Stars And Stripes [Listen]
5. Satan's Gonna Lose [Listen]
6. Unity In Christ [Listen]
7. Broken String [Listen]
8. American Dream [Listen]

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