I’m a little late with reviewing this album but I’m glad I gave Dillinger Four’s latest album a listen. “Civil War” is the second album released on Fat Wreck Chords by the Minnesota punk rock band. It’s the fourth full-length album though. It was recorded over several years…yes I said years. After years of delays, the band finally got around to finishing up the rest of the album and I think it was worth the wait.
After seeing the band perform live before actually hearing any music from them on CD; I have to say that they sound completely different on CD. I think the most notable difference is the vocals. When I saw the band open for NOFX in the fall, I couldn’t really hear the vocals all that much. Between the two vocalists, I prefer Erik singing. His style of raspy singing just fits the pop punk style. Each song has interesting lyrics, melodic harmonies and the songs are very catchy! I think once fans of the band hear this album, they will forget the long-ass delay of this record. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another 6 years for their next album!
Bottom Line: Years in the making, Dillinger Four’s new album is worth the wait!
Notable Tracks: Contemplate This on the Tree of Woe, Gainesville, Ode to the North America Snake Oil Distributor, Americaspremierfaithbasedinitiative