This album is a throwback to the old days of Pennywise, as the songs were written many years ago with their late bass player, Jason Thirsk (r.i.p), but finally recorded for this brand new release. It sounds like the album that should have been released just before 'About Time', which is no bad thing. The songs are old-school Pennywise, stripped down but still punchy, with plenty of hooks. You can really tell they were having fun recording these tracks, which is good to hear in the music.
I will be totally honest and say that I was not sure about the album at first, but it is a real grower and I seem to enjoy it more with every listen! Stand out tracks for me are Restless Time, Noise Pollution, Violence Never Ending, Am Oi! and Thanksgiving…. I liked their previous album ‘All or Nothing’ a lot and I think Zoli did a great job of filling in. However, I have loved Pennywise since the early days, so I love this release too! A band is not made by one person and this album shows that Pennywise is alive and well and making great music still.
If you love Unknown Road and About Time, then this album will take you back to those times. It is not as good as those albums to be truthful, but I just love how much fun this album is, so it gets 5 stars from me.