Ignite A War Against You on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP + CD
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A War Against You is the sound of Ignite taking a stand and delivering a record without borders or boundaries. The much-anticipated follow-up to the Southern California band's 2006 watershed moment, Our Darkest Days, A War Against You affirms that Ignite is still rooted in the energy and melodicism of hardcore's salad days, while proving themselves not merely a great punk or hardcore band, but a great band in their own right.
A War Against You marks the band's third record with longtime producer Cameron Webb (Motörhead). From the album's strident opener, "Begin Again," the inspirational "Where I'm From" to the driving "Nothing Can Stop Me," which was written about a friend of the band's battling cancer, A War Against You not only sums up the classic Ignite sound but expands on it, proving the veteran band a musical force to be reckoned with.
In true Ignite fashion A War Against You speaks volumes from both personal and political perspectives. Teglas' lyrics remain as positive and upbeat as ever, yet tempered with age and experience. "A lot of this album is an ode to my family, an ode to the immigrant struggle," says the frontman, who has long written about his own Hungarian heritage in Ignite's lyrics; a topic that surfaces on the track, "Alive," as well as the album's haunting closing track, "Work."
Ignite has long been a band with a message and the new album broadcasts that news from the front line in no uncertain terms. Current events including the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe as well as man's ruination of the environment (which comes to the fore on the track, "The Suffering") echoes throughout A War Against You. "Oh No Not Again," a massively anthemic track provides a stirring snapshot of life during the everyday wartime. Two decades in, Ignite are still screaming for change and here are the postcards from the war against you.