With ‘Better Dead Than Red‘ things are heading firmly back into punk territory. Actually, we found it difficult to tell if there were any electronics at all, this is the best track on the album. It drips raw attitude from every note and hits you with a great shout-along chorus and a sprinkling of ‘Oi! Oi! Oi’. Another worthy mention is ‘State Violence State Control‘ which keeps the raw attitude but takes a stroll back into the land of drum machines.
It’s clear from this collection that Action Directe know what they’re doing when it comes to Industrial punk. It might not appeal to hardcore electroheads but for fans of the genre’s heavier side, we definitely recommend checking this out. Given the price tag, what have you got to lose?
For more information visit the band’s Myspace and the album’s microsite.