Avskum / Punkista
Album: Punkista   Collection:General
Artist:Avskum   Added:Feb 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-01 Pull Date: 2004-05-03 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: May 2 Apr 18 Apr 11 Mar 14 Mar 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 12, 2011: Overkill: Opium of the (m)asses
The Punk Empowerment
4. Apr 28, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Fight Back Capitalism
2. Jul 10, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Nict, Nein, Nei, Nyet, No
Losers Union
5. Apr 11, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Losers Union
3. Jul 15, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton
I Hate Your Fucking War Song
6. Apr 07, 2004: Baptism of Solitude
Fight Back Capitalism

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-03-04
Amazing hardcore from Sweden. This is crusty political hardcore, that never gets too fast with harsh vocals you can understand. Very, very similar to Discharge, Siege, and Totalitar. This is their 3rd album. Some tracks are in Swedish (2, 4, 5, 6, 9) (I think that’s Swedish). A lot of the tracks sound the same.
**1. Starts with long sample of what sounds like a radio or TV playing in the background. Wonderful melodic guitar fades in then the track rips in fast hardcore punk. A bit of an anthem feel.
2. Speedy, short, and straight forward.
3. Titles says it all, “State Terrorism”.
4. Catchy in the way Discharge was.
5. Vocals are more harsh.
6. Short.
**7. More melodic and fun to sing along with.
**8. Melodic beginning with almost spoken vocals, directed directly at the US. “Fuck off, I hate your war”. Never gets heavy, sorta like a anti-war ballad.
9. Different guitar sound. Choppy and odd.
10. Simple. Good.
**11. Unique drum sound that sounds like quick cymbals cut off. A complete punk anthem. “Dancing pogo in despair”.
**12. Another one directed at the US. “United States of War”. There are a couple fucks you can sorta hear.
13. Guitars aren’t so ruff and sound more punk. “fucking walls fucking walls fucking walls”.
14. Straight ahead anti-racism song. 15. One, two, three, “Children of war”.
Really good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Fight Back Capitalism   8. I Hate Your Fucking War Song
2. Blod Rod   9. Svinens Sang
3. State Terrorism   10. The Master and Slave System
4. Ingen Manniska Ar Illegal   11. The Punk Empowerment
5. Girigbukar   12. United States of War
6. Sla Tillbaka   13. Welcome to the Flatland
7. Losers Union   14. Fight Back Racism
  15. The Children of War