River City Extension's second full-length album stands as a phenomenally complete work, begging for several complete listen-through's. While the album may not pack the highest energy standalone songs that the Unmistakable Man did, DLTSGDOYA has a remarkable consistency.
The album is heart-achingly poignant. Quiet, acoustic tracks Standing Outside a Southern Riot and Golden Tongue (Thanatopsis) show a learned appreciation for minimalism from frontman Joe Michelini, while still packing the masterfully-crafted lyrical style the singer is known for. Don't get the wrong idea, though. The full, eight-piece power is brought out to drive home Point of Surrender and There and Back Again, carrying the raw power a River City listener expects.
All in all, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger is the kind follow-up every real fan wants: equal parts something great and something new.