If songs such as ‘Divided States Of America’ were not written in the past few weeks then these guys deserve the award for Prophets Of The Year. Lyrics like shut down/lock down/close the door are truly fearsome in their abrasiveness and timeliness.
They’re also a bit funky in their guitar work. This is particularly true of album standout ‘Resist’ and lyrics such as give them the future that they deserve/A world for the many/And not just the few.
It has the grit, grime, sound and vibe of a real, sweaty underground rock club gig from somewhere like CBGBs or The Boardwalk. A true blast of adrenaline and politics, then, which should get us all fired up nicely for coming out of lockdown. As well as being a damned fine album.