A Global Threat

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In the East Coast punk core scene of mohawked and decidedly retro-punk outfits, A Global Threat is among the better bands. They have a little more melody and rhythm going on than the Casualties or the Virus, and those are important assets when trying to replicate the late-'70s, early-'80s punk sound of bands like G.B.H. and the Exploited. But otherwise, there is nothing to distinguish them from countless retro-punk groups. They in no way put a new spin on the music, their lyrics are completely banal, and their mohawks are just unfashionable, certainly not shocking at this point in history. While punk may have begun as a rebellious movement that shocked parents and authorities, in the hands of bands like A Global Threat, it's a pathetic retread.

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