Battle Hymns for an Angry Planet
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||Tomorrow Fades Away||Breakdown||2:15||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Can't Figure You Out||Breakdown||2:22||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||World At War||Breakdown||2:48||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Freedom Song||Breakdown||2:50||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Bronx Bull||Breakdown||2:39||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Trouble||Breakdown||3:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Ball of Confusion||Breakdown||1:54||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Rebel Without a Clue||Breakdown||2:14||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Fight||Breakdown||1:24||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||The Day After||Breakdown||2:41||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||You Let It Go to Your Head||Breakdown||3:54||$1.69||View in iTunes|
Led by vocalist Jeff Perlin and guitarist Mike Dijan, Breakdown wallowed in the NY music underground for a decade before releasing Battle Hymns for an Angry Planet in 2000. The addition of second guitarist A.J. Novello (who worked with Cro-Mags' John Joseph in Both Worlds) added hardcore credibility to this already revered outfit, while enriching Battle Hymns with some excellent riffing. Things get off to a deceptively slow start on the opener, "Tomorrow Fades Away," before Breakdown (including bassist Harry Kazakos and drummer Lou Medina) blasts into a kinetic punk bridge that sets the record's manic tone. Standout tracks include the relentless "Rebel Without a Clue," "Fight," and "The Day After." These songs have a thrash essence that brilliantly highlights Breakdown's NY hardcore roots. Somewhere between Sick of It All and Agnostic Front — Roger Miret makes a guest appearance on this release — this blend of metal and punk outshines that of Blacklisted, making Battle Hymns for an Angry Planet the highlight of Breakdown's oeuvre.