Record of the Future: ANTIMOB LP


September 11th, 2012 by

Here’s a double demo review from this months MRR, by Robert Collins and Matt Badenhop respectively. This 7-song ANTIMOB tape may be impossible to find by now (maybe not though!), but it’s more of a preview of the band’s upcoming LP anyway, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the near future!

Second demo from this Greek powerhouse, ANTIMOB blow the Eurocrust paradigm out of the water. Definitely rooted in modern melodic heavy hardcore/crust, but with healthy nods towards raised Japanese fists, this is a short teaser before their forthcoming full length. Raging from start to finish, this is nothing short of pure excellence—if they were from Japan or the States, the band’s name would be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Mandatory.

— Robert Collins

This is an absolutely crushing effort by this long running Greek hardcore band. The songs on this tape seem to flow as some kind of continuous hardcore journey or something—it just keeps moving, never letting up. No copycatting, gimmicks, trend following or tribute bullshit on this tape. Just pure, honest, passionate hardcore punk with galloping drums, tense/memorable riffs, a gritty and convincing vocal attack and an underlying darkness lurking throughout every song. There is nothing pretentious or superficial here. If you are looking for some generic D-beat, noise-not-music “raw” punk, goth/darkwave throwback, INFEST worship, bands singing in languages they don’t know just ’cause their favorite bands sing in it, “anarcho” bands who aren’t anarchists, or any of the other stale, overdone sub-genres of punk, look elsewhere. As I understand it, this is a demo recording of their upcoming LP. Judging by the sound of this tape, I predict that the ANTIMOB LP will be the best hardcore record of 2012. I’m so fucking tired of trendy sounds and images. Give me more ANTIMOB! Yamas, boys!

— Matt Badenhop

Contact: antimob.net

11 responses to “Record of the Future: ANTIMOB LP”

11 09 2012
Dk (17:21:34) :

Brutally honest and forthright reviews!! I just hope this stuff isn’t overdone in the future. I have a strong feeling Matt might not like that. I don’t speak/write Greek, but ANTIMOB (I like) does. Καλή στερεά απελευθέρωση.

11 09 2012
oetsi! (22:03:57) :

…wait till the day i ‘ll be there, translate the lyrics and do the sing alongs together!!!

M.

12 09 2012
dinos (03:11:13) :

THOOOOGMAAAA

13 09 2012
I (07:50:32) :

I love Greek punk, but this band sounds entirely too much like Tragedy. Grab the the last Panikos record instead!

13 09 2012
gringo from greece (09:38:21) :

ANTIMOB = FETA WORSHIPERS

13 09 2012
dinos (16:46:59) :

Well, dear I, last year’s Panikos Lp was the most boring album I’ ve heard recently. Do not fool yourself. Put Antimob demo in repeat and feel the power

14 09 2012
AttackPunk (08:45:17) :

Dear I
Have you ever heard of Tragedy or Antimob?
You are mixing it too much in your head and Antimob remind of greek bands like Negative Stance mixed with lots of bm/dm touch. Where the fuck did you see the Tragedy elements?

14 09 2012
Adiexodo (16:42:43) :

Great song by a great band. Antimob, that is. Panikos of yesteryears was amazing. Not sure I’m entirely sold on the tracksuit crust they’ve become.

14 09 2012
I (18:01:44) :

I stand by it. I’ve got both the Antimob 7″ and their split with Burial, and they just remind me a bit too much of melodic Tragedy-esque / ‘burning spirits’-influenced crust. Nothing wrong with that – I like Tragedy fine. The last Panikos was driving Greek crust. I’ve got all the Negative Stance records and will go back and spin them again, but this just doesn’t catch me the way “Angels of Deceit” did. I’ll still buy the record when it comes out. You can’t really judge a band on a demo recording.

15 09 2012
AttackPunk (10:30:39) :

Different opinions are definately a good thing. The early antimob stuff is much different from their recent demo. It would just be good to leave the Tragedy mark away from all the other bands that maybe play more or less something similar to theTragedy’s sound. Tragedy are not the pioneers of this genre. They were and still are some of the best recent bands of this genre, but this melodic heavy hc/punk sound exists from the midle 80s and was especialy present on the music style of the early 90s greek bands (panikos, naftia, chaotic end/hibernation, negative stance, anasa stachti etc). Early Panikos was amazing and especialy their demo was from the best shit this country made, but the recent stuff is not bad but nothing outstanding either. These guys are old and do their fun i guess.

10 12 2012
christian slayer (06:51:27) :

AWESOME!!!!! ONE OF THE BEST DEMOS, INDEED!!!!
CANT WAIT FOR THE RECORD!!

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