Thursday, September 16, 2010

Review #156: Government Warning - Arrested (EP) (2007)


Year: 2007
Genre: Punk Rock
Sub-Genres: Hardcore
Label: No Way Records
Tracks: 4
Length: 6 Minutes
Style: Angry/Political
My Rating: 5/8

This is the third release by Government Warning, after the "No Way Out" EP and the "No Moderation" LP (you'd think THIS record would be called "No Arrest" or something like that). Four songs, seven inches, two sides. No crazy fun facts that I know about this one, so let's cut to the chase!

1. Arrested
Somewhat speedy with a pretty decent riff. It's got a guitar solo in the middle. It's the longest song on the EP.

2. Maniacs
YES! Very fast! The guitar melody is really cool. Very good drumming here. This one's just under a minute long. End of Side A.

3. Killing For Fun
This one's really fast like the song before it. I like the part between the verse and the chorus, it has kind of a frantic feel to it. Not that the rest of the song doesn't, but it's especially in that part. The vocals remind me a lot of Minor Threat.

4. Safe and Sound
There's a real militant feel to the chord progressions on this one. Sort of like the choppers of a helicopter spinning or some sort of battle soundtrack. The mid-section of the song iz the best part.

Well, that's all there iz of "Arrested"... just six minutes of fast music... the first song is kinda fast, the second and third songs are really fucking fast, and the fourth one is too to a lesser extent. But yeah, could've been better, I suppose. But there's nothing really bad about it either, so I leave it with a 5/8 score.

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