American Steel - Rogue's March LP


At long last, American Steel’s classic 1999 album Rogue’s March is back in print. More focused than their untitled debut, Rogue’s March found American Steel at their aggressive, snarly best. Before the overt genre bending experimentation of Jagged Thoughts, Rogue’s March effortlessly placed vitriolic anthems like ‘Whiskey, Women and Blackguarding’ alongside melancholy rippers like ‘Every New Morning’ and dancey, Clash-esqe numbers like ‘Got a Backbeat’ to create what remains to many the definitive album from Gilman’s second generation of bands. All in all, Rogue’s March is a portrait of a legendary bay area band during their career-defining peak and emotional boiling point. As a result, this shit still sounds as blisteringly awesome today as it did in 1999.