I saw American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost/whatever the fuck else they were called a few times, but they were always the epitome of “bands who everybody goes apeshit for, but just make me shrug and go ‘they’re not bad I guess?’” to me. I never got into that whole Boston “tortured artist” scene and was too busy rocking out to 18 Visions and Throwdown in 2001 to give a shit about AN.
Every AN song: generic mid-tempo hardcore riff / singer shrieking heartfelt lyrics about how he is sad about something / song title that doesn’t really make any sense but seems vaguely meaningful
That said, I seem to be the only one who feels that way, because from what I can tell kids have been fapping to this band for the past decade, and people are working themselves into an e-frenzy over the upcoming AN reunion shows. In case you haven’t heard the news, you can get more info on their super-pretentious website.
LOL @ how they spell out their full names and say “Boston, MA”/”Los Angeles, CA” as though anybody was confused about whether they meant Boston, Missouri and Los Angeles, Vermont. Even worse: “The location for the Los Angeles show will be released strictly to ticket buyers 48hrs before the show. The location is in LA proper and is being kept a secret until two days before the event.” OMG SO EXCLUSIVE AND MYSTERIOUS!!!!
Are you one of the privileged few who will find out the SEKRIT LOKASHUN??? What does “LA proper” mean, somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and Alhambra??? Are you as lukewarm as I am on this band? Why do people jizz over these guys???