Guitar intricacies and syncopated drumming recall peak Relationship of Command-era At the Drive-In, slashing underneath an instantly memorable vocal melody that’s more pop than postpunk. Throughout, the band’s enduring breadth and chops are clear, with thoughtful lyrics and a tight, explosive musical foundation that will move any Propagandhi fan right to the front of the pit.
The most resonant moment for long-time fans is likely to come from “Redemption,” where the band addresses their breakup in an uncompromising and intimate missive. The song is directed equally at themselves as those who followed them. The song plays as a culmination of the inventive musical ideas that defined The Fullblast’s best material, layered and textured in a way unique to these four friends.
With the new EP, they’re returning to a chemistry that never went away, that couldn’t be found anywhere else.