|I believe that the translation of these songs has lost it's meaning somewhere along the way and caused a misunderstanding. This album is meant to be strongly anti-war and uses the graphic symbolism and descriptions to try to cause people to reject violence and war. I want to applolgize to you for causing you to think that we would ever promote or glorify any type of atrocity. These songs are supposed to be reminders of how horrible it is to live through those experiences and to warn people about how terribly it effects the lives of those who survive through them. I truly did not mean to offend and do not want people to think that we are brutal or evil warmongers, because we are not.
|Just so you guys know, I happen to not only put out their music, but be great friends with these fellas. Let me clear a couple things up. One, Donny an Iraq war veteran, and writes music about things that he has seen first-hand. His brother Zack, is a school teacher. Second, nobody is condoning genocide, war, or anything of the like. In fact, this record is very much anti-war. I'm gonna chalk this up to the translation gap, but I believe you owe us and The Tosspints an apology for getting this completely wrong. It's one thing to criticize the music, but when you bring in far-right politics and start talking about things you know nothing about, then it becomes a sort of libel. To call this a professional review would be a slap to real music journalists. If you want to talk further, you can reach me through Facebook or our website. Until then, shut the fuck up on things you can't understand and please try to be a little less ignorant in your writings.
East Grand Record Company
|I would like to formally apologize for my previous post. I got a little hot because I respect The Tosspints as humans and I love their music. I realized that by attacking you, I was doing the exact same thing I was complaining about you doing. I just want it to be known that I firmly stand behind The Tosspints and their message and that I am sorry I handled your criticism the way I did. I spoke out of frustration without looking at it from your view. I hope we can work on rectifying this situation as soon as possible. Respect and cheers.
East Grand Record Company
|As a close fan and friend of The Tosspints, I believe you've mistaken the mission of their music.
While the Tosspints' music tells tales of war, conflict, and self-struggle/self-destruction, in no way shape or form do these songs glorify such conduct.
Don Zuzula is a combat veteran of the United States Army; he writes his music based on his experiences of going to war not to promote combat or violence but to rather illustrate what our servicemen actually go through, mentally and emotionally, while going to war.
To make such a value judgment on the Tosspints' music at face value is fallatious at best. While everyone may be entitled to their opinions, it is unfortunate that yours couldn't be further from what the Tosspints try to achieve.
I encourage you to take another listen through the Tosspints' music with a more open mind and see it from a different perspective.