Bug Central 'The Meek Will Inherit Nothing' CD (Ben Blasphemy 2000) Great art great band!
BUG CENTRAL 'The Meek Will Inherit Nothing' CD 1999 Anarcho punk incorporated! Well that's the impression that most reviewers seem to spout off about this band. But I must admit that tag doesn't do Bug Central justice. Yeah they're raw, yeah they're angry and they bombard us with a wide range of systematic failings. But what I get from hearing these rabid, raucous Londoners is something a little bit more than yer average Anarcho combo of today has to offer! And that something is suss! By reading the lyrics y'know, that they know the score all too well. And they don't just pack a punch to go with their angry pissed off demeanour. They've got some blitzing tunes to send their bomb on it's way! Bug Central have now got a new bass player in their lineup which will hopefully give em chance of more gigs under their trio ofstudded belts. Pity coz I thought PaulPot played a blinder on this album.This debut however, kicks off in finestyle with the 'Queens English' and thetrademark buzz-saw guitars, drivingbass and pounding drums propel usthrough their 13-song rampage. As Isaid, this ain't your usual run of the millrant 'n' rave fair here. Oh no...theyhave some great sarcastic lyrics thatnot only spell out the trials andtribulations this life has for us. But it'sconveyed in a strangulated take noprisoners kinda way. 'Sick (again)' isone of their best tirades and showsthey know a few tricks of the trade insong structure. For instance slowingdown and speeding up as the fullyaware lyrics sums up this system, thathas it's slimy hands around all ournecks! Ending with that stand-outyobbo sounding "I'm gonna be aproblem" end refrain, courtesy of PaulPot followed by Noodles Romanov's(singer/guitarist) gut wrenched(snigger)..."you make me fuckingsick!" epitaph! 'Moment of Clarity' isanother good track from a cleverdebut. I like the way Bug Central havean everyday punk on the street look atlife. Something too many of thepreaching bands forget about or knownothing of in reality? I do think NoodlesRomanov's vocals (similar in style toJustin Sane's from Anti-Flags, scrawl)could do with a bit more variation in 'em. Coz their Jack Russell rantingquality can get a message over loudand clear but can also get a bitmonotonous after 13 tracks! Howevertheir clever use of sound bites tointroduce some of the tracks were wellpicked. And yeah not one guitar solo inthe whole album!!! Comes with a greatproduction, nothing tinny ortransistorized on 'ere! Plus some greatartwork and the full dirty lyrics spelt outfor you yanks! UK CONTENDER BUG CENTRAL