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Universal Disarmament by The Mingers

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Reviewed on 16th June 2004.


Universal Disarmament

By The Mingers

Hailing from Leeds The Mingers present to us one of the shortest EPs I've ever heard in my life. Seven tracks that in total clock in at just over 7 minutes. So seeing they've made a really short EP I'm going to attempt to write a short hardcore review.

Disgracism: Fast paced drumming reminiscent of old school NOFX. Aggressive wailing from front minger Talia as she belts out the lines "There's a kid on the street with a smashed face, and a knife in his chest, and oh yea, he's dead. Some bastard came along, didn't like the colour of his face, so he turned it into red".

Violence: Same kind of thing but this one's about how violence is bad.

Basically it's the same thing for 7 minutes which is hardly exciting or interesting. It's hard to get bored of this as it's so short. Especially final track "Fuck Class" which at 22 seconds long is hardly a song. There isn't a word short enough to describe this, besides the word short.

Lyrically though there's a lot to take from the EP. It is a social analysis of the current world in which we live. With words of protest and songs about tolerance. Of course not everyone will agree that it you want the world to live in peace you should shout at it very loudly.

The right messages delivered in the wrong way. Imagine if the postman lobbed your mail through the window. You would have got the message but I doubt you'd be smiling.



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On 16th June 2004 at 22:47 Anonymous 2539 wrote...

the bit about the postman and shouting at the world was an awesome addition to this review!


On 17th June 2004 at 10:44 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

I'm glad you enjoyed it


On 12th April 2011 at 13:29 Anonymous 12888 wrote...

wow this is old review, sry but i disagree, every hardcore punk ep has short songs, and is same fast speed all the way thru, i like the way you compared them to nofx tho, thats what i think!, guess the whole thing is quite short, just leaves me wanting more. id give it 4.5.



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