BAD RELIGION: New Maps of Hell: CD

New release from the tightest three-guitar onslaught since Skynyrd. Jay Bentley said that onstage one night, not me! Well produced and guided along by Brooks Wackerman’s insane drum cracks throughout, the band comes up with another winner. The usual subject matter is covered, so I’ll leave it to you to scour the lyric booklet. “New Dark Ages,” “Submission Complete,” and “Field of Dreams” reach for my throat out of the speakers. The import version has two acoustic tracks worth seeking out, too.

 –koepenick (Epitaph)