This album is a masterpiece, plain and simple. I've been a fan of JD and the FDCs for quite a long time now and I can honestly say that they have never sounded better than they do on this, their debut album.
'Burn This City Down' and 'Never Gonna Stop', both previously released in EP format, are given new life in the album mix and every other track here is pure killer; there isn't a single track that could even be described as 'average', like you would expect to find in almost any other album.
Kicking off with 'Recognise', a pounding masterclass in sleazy punk rock, the album grabs you by the scruff of the neck and never lets go. Even the acoustic 'This Town of Infamy', offers little respite, the lyrics spat and snarled by Jamie Delerict and the tub-thumping underbelly giving the whole track the feel of an underground anthem. 'From the Shadows' is a high-octane thriller and the anthemic 'Never Gonna Stop' will be running through your head for the rest of your life.
There is nothing on this album that gives any indication that this is a debut mainstream release from the band. Delerict has served sufficient time in various other projects to give him the experience to lead this band with aplomb and the whole sound is tight and organised, while losing none of the spirit of true punk rock.
If you are a fan of punk, underground or just rock in general, you simply must buy this album!