Leadsucker is one of those great punk bands that pretty much nobody knows about. The Ohio based band was started by PJ Hearn after he felt a need to be able to say what he thought about what is going on in the world. And in their album debut album Burn the group says exactly what it thinks.
Like a lot of punk music the songs on the album are short and straightforward. Most of the songs on the album are a minute or under, but the length of the songs doesn’t matter. The music gets it’s point across. The group is mad about how the government often views individuals as numbers and statistics instead of viewing them as individuals.
The song America Doesn’t Give a Fuck About You points out that the government doesn’t always do what’s best for the people, but that it often does what is best for the government. The song is angry, and the lyrics will probably make more than a few people unhappy. But isn’t that part of the point of punk? Punk was started by individuals who didn’t fit in anywhere and viewed the world a little different than your average joe.
I really like this album because it encourages people not to just accept what they are being told, but to think for themselves. And that sometimes when we think for ourselves we come up with an opinion that is not liked by everyone. If you’re a fan of punk or heavy metal, you should really give this band a listen because the album is sure to make you think.