An album release from The Stereoflowers hits a vibrant and classic punk rock soundscape packed with character and energy and delivered with a punch and enough threshing and catchy choruses to have you singing along in your head from beginning to end.
The Living Again album does an outstanding job of showcasing the band's energy especially because these songs feel almost like live performances as if the players are just feeding off of each other the entire time.
Of course, I could be wrong about the live recording aspect of it, but even so, listening to this record just makes you want to see these guys alive in your face because if the energy on the record is captured this well, then seeing them live must just be awesome.
You get killer guitar parts and performances along with this perfectly gritty vocal attitude that beckons classic pug rock bands of the early and mid-90s along with a lot more.
These songs are endlessly fun and have a super perfect dynamic balance that lets them be edgy and harsh enough to be hard-hitting punk rock, but also gives off a lot of melodic feels and hooks.
This is a fists-in-the-air, head-banging, jump-around-the-living room, and sing-along kind of punk rock record and it feels great to crank it nice and loud and I can't say that for a lot of records these days.
For me, this record feels incredibly nostalgic because they capture that perfect classic punk rock aesthetic for my time. of really getting into it and going to see Rancid at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City for example.
All the different punk influences are infused into this record so you get elements of different areas of the genre, but the songs all come through with such a gusto and they all pack such a great punch that you can't turn away.
They're definitely a few surprises around some of the corners of this record which was awesome and there are certainly songs that stand on their own two feet very well as singles but in classic punk rock form, this is a record that should be listened to from beginning to end.
It's just the way to do it and not for nothing, but it's been quite a while since I heard an album that I wanted to listen to from beginning to end.
I think that we've just gotten so used to living in a single-based society, but punk rock doesn't follow those kinds of rules and thank God for that.
This is a 14-track, 25-minute-long banger from start to finish and upon listening to it I had to do a little bit of a deep dive into their previous releases and upon doing so I found an EP that was released earlier this year, and that record is amazing as well.
These guys really have a love for cranking out great and genuine punk rock songs and I'd love to see them live so for anyone that loves the genre, these guys will not let you down.
I'm giving this a 9 out of 10 hands down.