Better Youth Underground
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.