NONE MORE BLACK: Icons: CD

This is an all right return after four years for the melodic punk band led by Jason Shevchuk and his distinctive rasp. I say all right, because it never achieves the snap that set their previous gems This Is Satire and Loud about Loathing apart. While the band seems in fine form, I will say that it’s a lack of distinctiveness to most of the songs that knock this down a few pegs for me. There is the caveat, though, that the double time “I’m Warning You With Peace & Love” and the moody and atmospheric “Here Comes Devereux” are two of the band’s best songs yet.

 –Adrian (Fat)