Local Reviews: Active Aggressive

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Active Aggressive


Better Youth Underground

Street: 2.20

Active Aggressive = F-Minus + Teen Idles + Government Issue

To my disadvantage, my first meeting with Active Aggressive was through this demo. This short, three-song political run is a rough one. I know the purpose of a demo, but it sounds like standing outside of a live show with earplugs in. It’s fast crusty punk. Yes, there are a few moments of sweet riffs, but It is very abrasive, unclear in sound and makes me want to punch something (maybe that’s a good thing?). Active Aggressive have an ultra DIY vibe that can be appreciated, but I don’t see it necessary to put people through the torment of something that sounds like a homemade tape recording.