“Anthems For The Misanthropic” is a six-track EP that doesn’t contain many surprises but it does do what it’s supposed to, very well. Hell Nation Army brags about playing some choice supports (Sonny Vincent, Posion Idea, Turbo Acs) and you can hear why. 

Guitarists Beef and Simmi Sixx have that loose-tight, hard-riffing thing down pat, and Chris The Bliss is an ace vocalist with grit and power. The secret weapon is drummer Ivil, a recruit from thrash band Secretum whose powerhouse feels give the songs astonishing momentum. 

There’s no mistaking the smell of death-punk in “Blackout” and the uncompromising “I Wanna Be Dead”. Closing song “Demon Girl” is a frenzied ball of energy with guitars that are thicker than a beer hall waitress’s arms after years of carrying all those steins. "Feed The Machine" is top-shelf, too, with tightly-wound guitars and barelling rhythm. 

One Nation Army has been around for eight years and this is just their third EP. The only thing left to say is: "Where's the album"? 


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