SUICIDE MACHINES, THE: Revolution Spring: LP/CD

Not only do The Suicide Machines return fifteen years after the band’s last album, Revolution Spring, is a bit of a corker, and after many plays it definitely reaches my personal top three of their seven albums released. Obviously nothing touches the classic debut Destruction by Definition but for any band to return with something that sounds this fresh, urgent, and good is a remarkable achievement. It blends hardcore, ska, and punk rock to deliver sixteen songs that all have positive qualities to them and there is a distinct absence of anything that could be considered as filler. I am well surprised by how good this is. –Rich Cocksedge (Fat Wreck, [email protected], fatwreck.com)