ANTI-FLAG, UNCENSORED

By: Caitlin Hoffman
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Think about it. When’s the last time you heard an anarcho-punk song that literally gave you chills? Or a punk band that actually delivered a passionate political message, not just a vague shout-out against authoritative figures in their lives? Anti-Flag has once again managed to lend a strong voice to activists, all the while placing attention on current social issues. The music video of their song ‘The Economy Is Suffering- Let’s Kill It’, released just last month, carries their signature raw vocals, their shredding guitar chords, and of course, their always brutal (and often accurate) views on the corruption found in society.

This time, their focus is the disparity and inequality of wealth in America, and the constant corruption that lingers in between the dollar bills that the rich hoard and the poor long for. The chorus carries the rib-cracking energy of a revolution brewing, while the verses are full of scathing observations on how the poisoned money system works. Although the expletives in the song have been censored on MTV, that still doesn’t censor out the message. After all, Anti-Flag doesn’t need profanity to shock and inspire people, not when they have such power in their lyrics.

And amazingly, they’re not just hypocrites spouting a message of equality and revolution while hiding under the banner of some corporate music label. In fact, they publish most of their albums under their own small record company, A-F Records. So, I’m hoping we won’t have to go to the extreme lengths that they suggest in their lyrics to turn the economy around, but it is nice to know that there are some bands out there who are invested in making a change.

For the video, watch below. (And be sure to turn the volume up!)

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