Charles Bronson
Youth Attack!


4.5
superb

Review

by Howler1098 USER (1 Reviews)
May 29th, 2015 | 17 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist


There are plenty of powerviolence bands and albums that can get your adrenaline racing; however, not many can do that in such a way that generates a need to release that energy onto the nearest punch-able surface. This is one of those few. Charles Bronson's Youth Attack! packs a sharp and youthful punch that practically oozes with rebellious attitude.

Musically, Youth Attack! fares well with keeping its aggression without dipping in song-writing quality. While it isn't very subtle, as is typical for most albums of this style, it has fairly great song structures. Most of the tracks on here don't completely rely on simply blasting their way through without restraint. It has plenty of dynamic changes throughout; these changes often come and go in a blink of an eye, so it's obvious that they never overstay their welcome. It also incorporates a few oddly catchy grooves and riffs; examples can be found in tracks like "Pre(im)mature Retirement Plan" and "Red and Green Make Yellow". All instrumental aspects aside, the vocals are definitely the standout feature here. They have a somewhat juvenile tone while maintaining an extremely angry energy.

Lyrically, Youth Attack! holds up, though not as high as it does musically. The lyrics pretty much involve simply saying "*** you!" to everyone and everything, which does end up complimenting the juvenile-sounding vocals rather well. Good examples of the lyrics on this album are from the first and second tracks, "Marriage Can Suck It" and "Youth Attack!". The first track's title is pretty much self-explanatory, and the second track involves simply rejecting the idea of growing old. Overall, the lyrics are quite entertaining if not taken seriously.

Ultimately, Youth Attack! is a blast to listen all the way through multiple times in a row. It's angry, filled with energy, and it's a damn good stress reliever. Highly recommended.


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Howler1098
May 29th 2015


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

First review, so constructive criticism is welcome.

owen
May 29th 2015


5147 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

recommended by reviewer: Nails Unsilent Death


eh?

GhettoHmbrglr
May 29th 2015


987 Comments


good band/actor

YakNips
May 29th 2015


19907 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

how did this not have a review wtf

Howler1098
May 29th 2015


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fixed. Thanks, Jacquibim.



Also, I remembered this and Unsilent Death being similar when I was writing this for some reason, but I hadn't listened to the latter in quite a while.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 29th 2015


57032 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet

DrJohn
May 29th 2015


1041 Comments


My friend Wildey's coming.

Son of Mr. Pain
October 15th 2015


24992 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Loving this.

Gwyn.
October 15th 2015


17173 Comments


This is whiny as hell

squaaab
October 15th 2015


553 Comments


not a good band

BandNewbac
October 15th 2015


2461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

obligatory how dare you offend my favorite album comment

bach
February 19th 2016


16279 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best album ever

Supercoolguy64
January 20th 2017


9137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm a mean, selfish son of a bitch

necropig
June 23rd 2017


5846 Comments


Chaos

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BMDrummer
March 31st 2018


14646 Comments


you can't punish me for being sick

Supercoolguy64
March 31st 2018


9137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ALL YOU CAN DO IS LOCK ME UP

BUT NOT FOREVER

DDDeftoneDDD
April 14th 2018


8906 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lol a twelve minutes band? cool name

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