MILITARIE GUN • Life Under The Gun (Translucent Cobalt Vinyl) • LP
Loma Vista Recordings
Release date: 23. June 2023
First Pressing Translucent Cobalt Vinyl
Militarie Gun is a truly uncategorizable band. The debut album 'Life Under The Gun' by singer Ian Shelton is the result of a lifetime of experience and effort, featuring 12 tracks that blend the unrestrained aggression of hardcore with massive hooks and a lot of personality. Throughout the album, Militarie Gun demonstrate their mastery of melody and intensity, while Shelton examines interpersonal relationships through an unfiltered, empathetic, and confident lens. Highly catchy tracks like 'Do It Faster' and 'Very High' reflect on his challenging upbringing from an adult perspective.
The album closes with the anthemic title track, where Shelton sings the concluding refrain 'a life of pursuit ends up pursuing you' as an urgent admonition to himself: move forward or be consumed - your past may shape you, but it doesn't have to define you. The last solitary chord of the song sounds like a question, a fittingly hopeful yet unequivocal ending for the debut album of a band that has come so far and evolved so much - but whose story is just beginning.