Filled with the power-thrash speed and finesse from their early days
I never gave a solid listen to F&J in the 2000s, relegating them behind bands whose name-meaning I never needed to look up in the dictionary. F&J's self-titled twelfth studio album is filled with the power-thrash speed and finesse from their early days with lots of bass/drums backbone bottom-end. Lead melodies season the beef liberally. Songs like "Iron Maiden", "L.O.T.D", and "Life is a Mess" crush with galloping greatness. The vigor these guys put forth here remind me of the comeback album from Accept a few years ago. This release gives me the motivation to delve into their back catalog for any overlooked gems that lacked my attention.