Anthemic? Does that word even exist, I dunno. But thats definatly what you're getting with this second album from Billy Talent. Most tracks on this album you just cant help but being drawn in by the cleverly written hooks and choruses, repeating the instantly catchy lyrics and bouncing your ass along to the off time and obscure guitar riffery of d'sa.
More melody and probably more focus on this second album. They sound as if they are now operating tighter than ever.
They defiantly haven't diversified from the formula that worked on many levels from the first album, but more so refined it to the pinnacle.
This second album had ALOT to live up to, and it sure as hell does satisfy. My most favourite songs are, This suffering(aggrestive, amazing riffs), Worker Bees (fast paced, classic BT vocal approach), where is the line (touching ska style), covered in cowardice (tight aggrestive performance) and surrender (introspective, calm & calculated).
Definatly worth a buy.
I have a feeling a 3rd album from Billy Talent is going to be very different from what we've heard. very different - for the good of the bands evolution.