Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon

Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon
If this album is a snapshot of the musical Armageddon to come, pack your supplies and get underground now. Funeral for a Friend return with Welcome Home Armageddon, their fifth album, which comes across as an irrational 12-song mix tape, rather than a complete record. "Old Hymns" is a typical skate punk song, all quick drumbeats, racing guitar riffs and sugary-sweet melodies. For fans of '90s-influenced pop punk, it's impossible not to enjoy the throwback sound. But the album quickly shifts from some semblance of melodic hardcore ("Broken Foundation") to radio-ready rock ("Aftertaste") and back again. The endless genre jumping makes for an unsettling listen. Instead of building off each song, Funeral for a Friend are content producing 12 singles and slapping them together. And it's unfortunate, as some of the worthwhile songs ("Spinning Over the Island") get lost in the album's incoherency. (Good Fight)