Following up “From The Bottom” and a two-year stint on the road, Off With Their Heads is back with a new batch of punkrock anthems with more pitch black lyrics. They may have had some people frowning after signing to Epitaph but believe it or not, at one point in time this was actually a label that released great punkrock releases. But I can understand the confusion, you’d be more inclined to expect these sounds on a CD that comes with the No Idea or Fat Wreck logo stenciled on the back. Seriouslythough… do we really care which label releases an album as long as the tunes are good? And “In Desolation” is definitely good.
These Minneapolis natives may sound a little less aggressive on than on “From The Bottom” but it all still sounds pretty friggin’ amazing! Like a gloomier version of Against Me! these dudes wrestle their way through the dozen songs on here with thumping bass lines, fast guitars and faster drums. So what if the guitars sound slicker than before? Every song on here is a winner that comes with a chorus that begs to be belted out loud by a crowd that’s slamming into one another during the verses.