We try to keep up on album reviews here, but obviously suck at that. Regardless, we still listen to everything despite rarely getting around to writing about it or managing to get the writers to actually turn stuff in. We’re a fucking punk zine, what did you expect?
Let’s take a quick little journey back to a time when hardcore wasn’t the dirty little secret of punk — before metal stuck its greasy hands in the cookie jar, before screamo thought it hardcore, when noise punk was more linear, and before mathrock fell over the prog cliff. Now fast forward a tiny bit to the post-hardcore time when bands like Unsane and Scratch Acid made it little weirder, a little darker, and a hell of a lot more interesting. You can throw whatever label on it you want– this is the section of your record collection where In Jail belongs.
Although it has been out for a little while I wanted to do a review of this release from Fat Wreck, mostly because I think it is one of the best albums I have heard so far this year and also because I want more people to check it out. This is not some blazing punk rock record or hardcore record or anything like that but what it is, is downright good!