STREAMING: The Casualties “Brick Wall Justice”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012


It’s isn’t often the “extremely extreme” or the “new noise” transitions from death, black, doom, or whatever to punk rock, so on September 19th, 2012 the Deciblog puts on a pair of 20-year old Doc Martens, trades our jean jacket with the Kreator backpatch for a leather one with studs and self-painted logos, and defies gravity by making our long hair go up instead of down. Today is the day of punk rock in the form of New York City legends The Casualties.

Taking cues from British punk (e.g., Discharge, The Exploited, GBH, and English Dogs) and an old-school New York City attitude (pre-Giuliani, please), The Casualties’ aggressive and uncompromising brand of punk is just tonic Americans need for uncertain times. Certainly, The Casualties may be old-school and unchanged but drummer Meggers was right in a 2010 interview on, “One thing that I have always loved about punk rock. It’s for everyone. Some of my favorite bands are super political like, Crass, Aus-Rotten, and Dirt. And others are more of the fuck the world; sing about personal issues, like the Threats, GBH, Black Flag. So I believe there’s plenty room for all and all should be heard.”

So, hear The Casualties’ “Brick Wall Justice” away. It’ll make old hats yearn and newjack punks grin.

** The Casualties’ new album, Resistance, is out September 25th on Season of Mist Records. It’s available HERE on CD, LP, and limited edition LP. Tell ‘em Decibel sent you. They might tell you to piss off or “Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person.” Or, you might get something extra cool. Who knows?!

  • Jameson

    Perhaps one of the first Casualties songs where you don’t hear the word “punx” shouted a million times. Not bad!

  • Solidjim

    Pretty badass. Best part about seeing Casualties live is watching their ‘hawks get all floppy from all the serious, serious rocking they do.

  • Chris Grigg

    I love that they’re on Season of Mist. Also, this rules.

  • mad max

    well jameson, the last three lps weren’t mostly about “its cool to be punk” yet… i dunno how long it’s been since you’Ve listened to them for the last time…. they’ve grown up a lot and broke out of some obsolete schemes… they really made it from a nyc gutter band to a strong constant in punk and beyond

  • M.Grove

    I haven’t heard The Casualties since my punk rock years nor did i care to since then. This album definitely hits harder then anything i’ve heard from them taking it all the way back to the early years and late 90’s. It makes me want to go into my kitchen and break one of them expensive plates my girlfriend loves to spend money on. Now with that being said, would i spend money on this?..probably not. But HEY! that’s just me and my opinion and im entitled to one. Maybe that’s just me getting old and straying from my punk rock roots who know’s and who cares right!?..It’s basically the same ol’ four chord songs and backing vocals you’re used to by now. Now not taking anything away from these guys because im sure they’re cool cats and have a huge fan base. But aren’t you suppose to grow as musicians and challenge yourself by pushing the boundaries. Or was that all just talk or should i say screaming?…Adding to what has been said it’s cool to see a band like them make it this far and continue to pedal foward throughout the punk rock scene.


    • bored

      fully agree, i own a few of their records (underground army, on the front line, and listened to all the rest), but they’re deffinately not much for progression. obviously the recordings got better compared to “the early years” but each record they put out is the same shit as the last time, same chanting chorus’, just repeating the title. half the albums start with a siren. even the cover art is amusingly unexciting.
      i guess i hear the argument “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” but myself, i’d be bored as fuck making the same album 10 times.

  • tarantuja

    haha, punk rock days. (m.grove) fuck you buddy

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  • Ddawg77

    punx are punx. if you say you used to be then you never were. Now go jack off to some more metal and worship satan you normz!

    • bored2

      have much to learn young one.