Following the result of last year’s U.S. election, it’s no surprise that Anti-Flag have plenty to say.
The politically engaged punk veterans sound like they have a renewed purpose on 10th album ‘American Fall’, which was co-produced by Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden. Whether it’s anti-war anthems (‘American Attraction’, ‘Digital Blackout’) or attacks on the forces of discrimination (‘Racists’), frontman Justin Sane drives his points home with bile in his voice and a spring in his step. While they continue down a more measured, accessible route – calling to mind everyone from The Clash to Rancid – there’s a freshness to the anarchy this time. Here’s a welcome beacon of hope.