Agents Of The Underground is the 7th offering from Californian punks Strung Out. This release also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band.
With a band that has been going for such a long time, you would think maybe they would faulter with age. But its fair to say that Strung Out have always been a band that delivers, and this release is definately no exception.
The first song Black Crosses is no holds barred punk. Ramos is still on top form pumping out riff after riff contributing to this fantastic release. Vanity is another favourite of mine from the album, a song where Jason Alexander Cruz shines through with great sing along style vocals.
Its clear to see why there has always been such a buzz about this band, after all this time they remain consistently solid and renouned for putting on a fantastic live show as well.
The only criticism about the CD is the lack of guitar solos which was a prominent part of the previous release ' Black Hawks over Los Angeles' However, the riffs in this release make up for it.
Agents Of The Underground is simply a masterpeice and its great to see that Strung Out are still on top form after all this time.
RIYL: Good Riddance, A Withelm Scream Stand out tracks: Vanity, Heart Attack