Authority Zero
The Tipping Point
Hardline Entertainment
Street: 04.02
Authority Zero = Strung Out + Slightly Stoopid
Does it count as having a favorite song if “favorite” describes half the songs on an album? If I had to pick at gunpoint, I’d probably end up picking either “Today We Heard The News” or “For The Kids,” but this whole album is just so fucking good that I’d still feel like I was betraying the rest of them. The Tipping Point is mostly fast-paced and adrenaline-pumping punk anthem, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that’s all they’ve got up their sleeves. Fans of Authority Zero already know their hidden reggae talents, but I wasn’t expecting to hear the reggae-heavy “Struggle” and the cooldown on the aforementioned “Today We Heard The News.” It’s such a weird mix, but it sounds so good. I’m a huge fan of Jason DeVore’s voice, and his range between the two different sounds is a fantastic and refreshing combination. –Matt Brunk