The 8th album by this punkrock band and one that sticks perfectly in their
anthology. Fans of the band do not expect anything else from the band. Catchy
melodic punk songs with everything in it the band is known for. The gang singing
parts, some ska influences and the typical lazy singing style of bandleader Tim
Armstrong sounds very familiar.
On the entire album there is nothing new and different than what they did on the
other albums and that is the weak spot. It doesn't sound very inspiring, but
more like a band on repeat with new tracks sounding like old Rancid songs. There
are no songs on this album that make the same impression on me like older tracks
like "Time Bomb" or "Ruby Soho". Therefore it all sounds too safe like playing
on automatic pilot. Sure there are some songs that will make the crowd going,
but that's about it. Even faster tracks like "Now We're Through With You" and
the heaviest track "Grave Digger" can't win me over to give them a higher
An album on automatic pilot without anything new or different, but perhaps that
was just the band's intention?