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04. Atheist Peace

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06. Los Angeles Is Burning

07. Let Them Eat War

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The Empire Strikes First
Bad Religion

The Empire Strikes First... 14 songs that are fresh, focused, and absolutely alive in the way that great rock 'n' roll energizes everything it touches. It's been a long road from their early-80s beginnings, but these days, the primary concerns of Graffin and Gurewitz are not the band's intricate (and subtle) years-long evolution; they're first and foremost topical songwriters focused on domestic chaos and its global manifestation. Bad Religion is, after all, the outfit that, during the first Gulf War in 1991, shared a Maximum Rock 'n' Roll split seven-inch with radical MIT professor Noam Chomsky, who, like them, is locked into the tense present and dedicated to exposing the forces who lie and disguise to deepen and enforce human misery.

The truth is that after 20+ years, Bad Religion meet the present day not only unfettered by nostalgia, but hardwired into the moment. Fans take the band's growth and standards for granted. It's tempting to say-- though impossible to prove-- that the ...

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CATALOG DATA

No: #86694

US Rel. Date: 06/08/2004

EU Rel. Date: 06/07/2004

Type: Full

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J.H. Tompkins

Rating: 8.2 I walked outside before dawn one day last fall in Redlands, CA to find a firestorm racing across the nearby hills, leaving a ghostly crimson...

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Alistair Lawrence

KKKK The Lowdown: It's taken a while to get to this point -- the point where marks are no longer awarded for nostalgia. Having been stuck in the trap...

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User Comments

Average Fan Rating: 4.88

 


Jasmine_jade27

05/19/2014

killer tracks!!!

as usual BR does it like no one else...love this album!!!

jeepdionne

10/30/2013

sinister will get you...

love it
buy it
listen to it
worship it

mozzer232

01/25/2009

Best Album Since Against...

Yes I said it! This album really could serve as the missing link between Against the Grain and Generator.

Yes it was nice to see Brett return on The Process of Belief, but the band seemed out of focus. The focus is completely intact on this one!

fletcher70

08/05/2008

awesome

breathtaking album

Jepa

05/23/2008

Great album!!!

Nintyman

01/12/2008

Again... overrated

I mean... til the empire strikes first song... it is a good album, with great songs and so so songs... but beyond electric dreams, boot stamping and live again... men... it totally falls apart this album.

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