In the second half of 1990-ies, we first heard Propagandhi through their albums How To Clean Everything and Less Talk More Rock. Then they went more metallic and lost that skate punk feeling of their first two albums and the lyrics remained ultra political speaking against fascims, multinational corporations, slavery, homophobia…
Fast forward to 2017.and couple of studio albums later. This Summer I went to Slovenia to Punk Rock Holiday which is the best festival in the world that I have ever been in my life and I have been to many, believe me(you can read Punk Rock Holiday festival report here). There I saw Propagandhi live headlining the last day of the festival and they melted my face off and their gig was awesome. They played one song off their new album coming soon and I waited eagerly for the album.
Finally, here it is. The album contains 12 songs of political melodic hardcore punk. They somehow managed to hold on to metallic touch that they had on previous albums but they also have a lot of melodies and that primal hardcore punk energy off the first two records, making it the best Propagandhi record in last ten years. The lyrics are smart, but also in your face tactics recognizable as a punk shock tactic. For me, the best song on this album are the title track and of course Failed Imagineer for which they released a video and last but not least In Flagrante Delicto.
This album has no weak side and no fillers and I listen it on repeat since I got it, so this sure is album of the month September in this zine.
Official Site: http://propagandhi.com/