17 years have passed since ATDI were propelled in to the post-hardcore hall of fame after releasing the genre-defining “Relationship Of Command”. Their return was met with equal measures of excitement and apprehension; and thankfully they have exceeded expectations. Opener “No Wolf Like The Present” picks things up right from where they left off, paving the way for 10 more tracks that are as nostalgic as they are current. Songs like “Governed By Contagions” and “Hostage Stamps” are up their with some of their best, boasting the unhinged guitars, blistering drive and nihilistic lyrics that made us fall in love with them in the first place.
Out now, 8/10