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Monday, August 22, 2011

Anti-Cimex – Absolut Country Of Sweden

Released : 1990
Recorded and mixed at Studio Lane April 1990
Genre : Crust Punk, Hardcore Punk
Label : CBR Records

For some reason, I always got the feeling that people did not like this record, as if the only good stuff this band did was the Raped Ass and Victims of a Bombraid seven inches. But, what the hell? It's ANTI FUCKING CIMEX, one of the best bands to ever walk the earth, and yes of course their LP is great. Anyone who tells you this sounds like MOTORHEAD has never heard MOTORHEAD. I'll grant that the s/t 12" (aka Criminal Trap) has some Lemmy moments, but the LP is pretty much all in one style, which is mid-tempo d-beat underlying driving chunky riffs, with hoarse vocals on top. It's not fast, and it's a bit flashy, but it is definitely hardcore. Comparing this to Raped Ass is like comparing apples and oranges, but songs like "Going Down," "Share My Life," and "Rose" are just as enjoyable in my opinion, once one adjusts to the style. A lot of the Japanese crust of the moment (2003) would not be exist without the influence of this album. And if you want the ultimate ode to this LP, just look at NAILBITER's career up to this point. It's an album by ANTI CIMEX, of course it rules.


1. Under the Sun
2. Going Down
3. Sister Daylight
4. Share My Life
5. Wheel of Light
6. Daughters of Pride
7. 1990
8. Fear My Nerves
9. Doing Time
10. Rose


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