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Authority Zero The Tipping Point review

AUTHORITY ZERO

THE TIPPING POINT

3WISE

2013

 

GREAT MELODIC PUNK

 

Now this is my kind of punk – heavy on the guitars and raw and guttural vocals yet still retaining that melody and the almost martial chants that carry it all along.

 

 


Sadly this is my first experience of Authority Zero and that’s my loss after a career that stretches 18 years. On the basis of The Tipping Point I’ll be checking out the back catalogue.

 

 


Starting with the amazing rocker ‘No Other Place’ before getting a bit more melodic for ‘Undivided’ it’s a great introduction to a band. ‘For the Kids’ that follows makes you think to those vital bands of yesteryear who took punk as one of many influences but essentially played rock and roll: it’s made for radio – great lyrics, wonderful hook and enough fire in the belly to lift it above the also-rans.

 

 


If you want an album that will have you shaking your fist against the man, and singing along at full volume this is the album. It’s also very consistent despite a slight foray into reggae on ‘Struggle’ which I’m still not sure about.

 

 


If you need a bit more of a push then imagine a band that has the rawness of ‘Bullets and Octane’ and the sensibilities and melody of ‘Stiff Little Fingers’ (two of my favourite bands) and you get a dowse of punk perfection. For fans of Pennywise, Rise Against and No Use For A Name and just good old fashioned OC melodic punk. We love it.  
   

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

AUTHORUTY ZERO - THE TIPPING POINT CD REVIEW 2013