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War Music

Refused

War Music

Fifth studio album from the Swedish hardcore punk band who reformed in 2014 produced by Martin Ehrencrona (Tribulation, Viagra Boys)

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Spinefarm
UK Release date
18/10/2019
US Release date
18/10/2019
  1. 10.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    With War Music, Refused have delivered a rousing call to arms, and perhaps a call to their punk-rock peers to join the fight
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    It speaks to a world still wrestling with problems that have divided society for centuries, and Refused aren't rehashing old arguments so much as they're launching one more campaign in a war they cannot bear to surrender
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    An invigorating listen that flirts with the eclecticism of their 1998 album
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  4. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    While the music may not be as much of a shock as it once might have been, the revolution still has a kick-ass soundtrack
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    So muc for mellowing with age. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Punk News

    This album is a rallying call and overall shout-to-arms for us to stand together against oppression
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  7. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Amid all the fury, Refused can sure write a damn good hook
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  8. 7.0 |   The Music

    The themes of War Music are the same we've come to expect from the band, with Dennis Lyxzen howling and screaming about protest, struggle, revolution and inequality
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  9. 7.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Battled hardened but with a few flesh wounds ‘War Music’ is valiant solider amongst the ranks of Refused’s artillery
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  10. 4.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Refused are right when they call for more action and fewer words, but we also need a vision of something new rather than the politics of the 1960s
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