I got this album the day it came out & went into listening to it assuming it would suck, but I tried to keep an open mind! From the time I got this album, listened to it, & reviewed it, Black Flag has replaced singer Ron Reyes with Mike Vallely & I can’t help but think, "Wouldn't it be better to do another Mike V & The Ratz record instead?" Fuck, I loved that song Never Give Up!
When I heard the first track My Hearts Pumping, I thought, "Not bad, this album might be good." The song was fast paced punk that reminded me of bands that wear their love for Black Flag on their sleeve & under their sleeve with a Black Flag bars tattoo. By the second song I was already getting bored and found most of my attention focusing on an article about jelly fish taking over the ocean. By the third song I was ready to turn it off, the fourth song reconfirmed this, by the fifth song I was cruising xHamster for Allanah Starr videos.
I have listened to this album about ten times, & overall it's not as bad as I expected. If this album was chopped down to 12 songs instead of 22 it would have been better, there are some decent songs on this disc but they are lost in a sea of shit & the only hope is for some khat chewing Somali pirates to come aboard and take some hostages. Overall the music sounds like a mush of early & later Black Flag. I’m sure there is someone out there that will like this, but what do I know? I got into Punk right around the time Black Flag broke up & I am a raging alcoholic!