Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front

Riot Riot Upstart


Serious Angst from the invincible legends of NYC hardcore. The first song should be enough to prompt every single “confused” NYC “liberal” to pick up the album. It’s called “Police State,” and goes like this: “New York Police State! (repeat about five times)/Giuliani (repeat about five times)/Fuck you!” It’s minimalist, certainly, but packs a hell of a punch.

Riot Riot Upstart is about, as usual, the hardcore life, but it’s clear that the folks in Agnostic Front (sans Raybeez – RIP) are feeling the bite of being an adult, as noted in their songs like “Blood, Death & Taxes,” “Sit and Watch,” “Frustration,” “Sickness,” and “Nothing’s Free.” Check out the guest list: Lars Fredericksen, Billy Milano, H2O, the Fiendz, etc. Genuine HC from HC central, pick it up.

Epitaph Records, 2789 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90026

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Violinist Gregory Harrington
    Violinist Gregory Harrington

    Renowned violinist Gregory Harrington unveils how he chose elegant covers on his new album Without You.

  • Sparks

    A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (BMG). Review by Generoso Fierro.

  • Lucifer Star Machine
    Lucifer Star Machine

    Devil’s Breath (Sign Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Let My Daughter Go
    Let My Daughter Go

    The latest from Creston Mapes, “Let My Daughter Go” delivers everything his dedicated disciples have come to expect – inspiring heroes and despicable villains, along with plenty of action and non-stop tension.

  • Iron City Houserockers
    Iron City Houserockers

    Have a Good Time, But Get Out Alive (Cleveland International). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Carleen Williams
    Carleen Williams

    “Home Stretch”. Review by Stacey Zering.

  • Dennis and Lois
    Dennis and Lois

    Music superfans Lois and Dennis have been attending concerts and befriending musicians since the ’70s. The couple shares their obsessive music fandom with the rest of the world in this quirky, charming documentary.

  • COVID Diary #3
    COVID Diary #3

    Forced isolation, too much coffee and a stack of records result in a batch of attention deficit record reviews.

  • Beach Slang
    Beach Slang

    The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City (Bridge Nine Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Monks Road Social
    Monks Road Social

    Humanism (Monk’s Road Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives