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First Impressions: Anti-Flag's "The People or the Gun"
First Impressions: Anti-Flag's "The People or the Gun"
04/21/09 at 01:58 AM by Chris Fallon
Like many fans, I was severely let down by last year's The Bright Lights of America. It felt as if the major label machine had finally stolen the wheels from Anti-Flag's well-oiled big rig. Uninspired, forgettable and very by-the-numbers, The Bright Lights of America just left the band as a shell of its old self.

Thankfully, 2009 brought a heaping of new horizons, because the band ditched RCA and signed with SideOneDummy, a label who has been working wonders with The Gaslight Anthem & Fake Problems, just to name a few. I will admit Anti-Flag has had their hits and misses in the past, and I've certainly enjoyed their rawer punk past and their new-millennium more-polished aggression. For Blood and Empire was a triumphant punk rock album for the major...[read more]
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