Agnostic Front My Life, My Way

Agnostic Front My Life, My Way
"I've found a place where I can be me," declares Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret on the NYHC originators' tenth studio effort, My Life, My Way. It's an interesting observation. Just over three years after Warriors saw them covering the same old territory while also trying to appeal to the metal contingent ― the very group they always eschewed ― coming up with a muddy mess, they have regrouped, reconfigured and reassessed. The end results on My Life, My Way prove they still have something left in the tank. Packed with explosive verses and stirring choruses, there's a sense that after a long identity crisis they've come to realize that it's pretty cool being plain, old Agnostic Front. The result? One of the band's most powerful moments in decades. Fundamentally, when one hears the blast beats of "That's Life," the hook-laden, chant-along choruses of the title track or those mid-tempo throwdowns during pretty much every song, it's easy to surmise that despite some glitches, not much has changed in the AF camp over the past 30 years. My Life, My Way is a welcome shift back to some almost forgotten familiar ground. (Nuclear Blast)