Aug 25, 2016

For those not keeping score, Attitude Adjustment were one of the more venerated bands out of the 1980s Bay Area scene that was mixing prodigious amounts of metal into their hardcore thrash, ultimately resulting in their inclusion with similar bands into what became known as “crossover.” Their American Paranoia album is considered a classic of the genre, and rightly so. This latest release by a reformed lineup apparently active since 2007 sees them working at the same velocities as during their heyday, with maybe a smidge more of the hardcore ingredient in evidence here. Tunes zip by, are well executed, and show that age hasn’t mellowed these cats one whit. –Jimmy Alvarado (Beer City)